Israel has raced ahead with the fastest COVID vaccination campaign in the world, inoculating some 4-million out of 9-million people with at least one dose of the Pfizer vaccine. More than 2.6-million have gotten a second dose. But about 2-million eligible citizens ages 16 or older have not sought vaccines. The government will reopen shopping malls, museums, gyms, cultural and sports events, hotels and swimming pools to the public to those who are vaccinated or can verify that they have recovered from Covid-19. People will have to carry a certificate of vaccination with a QR code, known as a ‘green badge.’ Masks and social distancing rules are still in place for everyone. Yuli Edelstein, the health minister, says: “Getting vaccinated is a moral duty. It is part of our mutual responsibility.” His mantra is: “Whoever does not get vaccinated will be left behind.” Edelstein said that unvaccinated employees whose work involves contact with the public must be tested for the virus every two days. -GEG
Israel has raced ahead with the fastest COVID vaccination campaign in the world, inoculating nearly half its population with at least one dose. Now the rapid rollout is turning the country into a live laboratory for setting the rules in a vaccinated society — raising thorny questions about rights, obligations and the greater good.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Cabinet voted this week to open shopping malls and museums to the public, subject to social distancing rules and mandatory masking. For the first time in many months, gyms, cultural and sports events, hotels and swimming pools will also reopen, but only for some.
Under a new “Green Badge” system that functions as both a carrot and a stick, the government is making leisure activities accessible only to people who are fully vaccinated or recovered starting from Sunday. Two weeks later, restaurants, event halls and conferences will be allowed to operate under those rules. Customers and attendees will have to carry a certificate of vaccination with a QR code.
Israel is one of the first countries grappling in real time with a host of legal, moral and ethical questions as it tries to balance the steps toward resuming public life with sensitive issues such as public safety, discrimination, free choice and privacy.
“Getting vaccinated is a moral duty. It is part of our mutual responsibility,” said the health minister, Yuli Edelstein. He also has a new mantra: “Whoever does not get vaccinated will be left behind.”
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Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely referred to American Jews as “people that never send their children to fight for their country. Most of the Jews don’t have children serving as soldiers, going to the Marines, going to Afghanistan, or to Iraq. Most of them are having quite convenient lives…” Hotovely was reprimanded for this statement by Prime Minister Netanyahu and forced to apologize for it – not because it is untrue but because it is objectionable.