One of the most heavily vaccinated countries in the world is seeing an explosive increase in Covid cases and hospitalizations among the vaccinated. It almost goes without saying: that’s not supposed to happen. From Vasko Kohlmayer at lewrockwell.com:
All through this year Israel has been praised and admired for the efficiency of its vaccination drive. Today it is one of the most vaccinated countries in the world with over 80 percent of its adult population having been double-jabbed.
With such a high vaccination rate one would expect that Covid would have been tamed in that country. After all, we were told that vaccines were the way to end the pandemic and with the initial reports of Pfizer being up to 98 percent effective, Israel should have been in an excellent position today.
The reality on the ground, however, is a complete opposite of what one would expect.
Israel, one of the world’s most vaccinated nations, is having its worst numbers since the beginning of the pandemic.
Here is a quote from a recent report by CNBC News titled “Israel doubles down on booster shots as daily Covid cases set new record.”
“Covid-19 cases in Israel have been rising sharply since July despite the high vaccination rate. New daily cases in the country reached an all-time high of 12,113 on August 24, surpassing the January peak of 11,934.”
This situation is confirmed by a piece on NPR:
“Israel was the first country on Earth to fully vaccinate a majority of its citizens against COVID-19. Now it has one of the world’s highest daily infection rates — an average of nearly 7,500 confirmed cases a day, double what it was two weeks ago. Nearly one in every 150 people in Israel today has the virus.”
And here is an account from an Israeli news outlet:
“The country has one of the world’s highest COVID-19 vaccination levels, with about 78 percent of those ages 12 and older fully vaccinated, mostly with the Pfizer vaccine. At the same time, Israel now has one of the highest infection rates in the world…” [emphasis added]
Let us spell out what is transpiring in Israel these days: fully vaccinated people are getting infected with Covid-19 and are in turn infecting other fully vaccinated people with this disease.