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Israel Doesn’t Follow – We Lead!

16 0 11
02.12.2021

These days, you almost never know what our newspaper headlines will say, but in a recent Jerusalem Post edition, two stories ran side by side on the front page. One was entitled, Coronavirus czar: Time to consider making vaccines compulsory and the other was “Mandatory vaccination seems unlikely,” (both having run on 12/2/21)

Naturally interested to see each position, I carefully read all the considerations put forth in both pieces. The first quoted Coronavirus Commissioner Prof. Salman Zarka who stated that Austria’s imposed lockdown on the unvaccinated was wrong and created a problematic “slippery slope.” However, he further went on to state that “all alternatives need to be examined, including a vaccine mandate in the State of Israel.” Zarka went on to say that the new variant is worrisome, despite most media accounts having reported, over the last few days, that Omicron seems to be relatively mild, causing a cough along with less serious issues which apparently are resolved within a matter of a few days.

In his capacity as Coronavirus Czar, Zarka encourages Israelis to be vaccinated in order to boost their chances of an easy recovery. Likewise, Israeli Channel 12 TV reported that “vaccine efficacy against the variant remains encouraging.” So really nothing has changed! Enough Israelis have taken a vaccine which they believe will be effective in keeping them safe – so why would a mandate be warranted?

The second article, although being framed in the negative, doubting that vaccine mandates will ever become a reality,........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)


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