Israel confounds the promise of vaccines as the way out of Covid

Israel was meant to have been the showpiece of vaccination success in escaping from the threat of coronavirus. Instead, it has turned into an embarrassing example of the limitations and ineffectualness of Covid vaccines.

On February 3, Arutz Sheva (Israel National News) reported Professor Yaakov Jerris, director of Ichilov Hospital’s coronavirus ward, as saying that between 70 to 80 per cent of serious Covid cases were triple vaccinated.

‘So, the vaccine has no significance regarding severe illness, which is why just 20 to 25 per cent of our patients are unvaccinated,’ he said.

On February 4, Israel’s seven-day average of daily new deaths per million people was 7.87, the highest ever since the start of the pandemic. The previous peak had been 6.98 a year ago on January 25, 2021. Israel is one of the world’s most heavily vaccinated and three-to-four jabs boosted countries. Yet, as shown in Figure 1, massive vaccine campaigns, boosters and mandates via the Green Pass system failed to avert a spectacular ascent in the three critical Covid infection, ICU admissions and mortality curves.

As someone who grew up in astrology-obsessed India, I am only too familiar with the psychology of self-negating explanations when good predictions fail to materialise and self-validating explanations when bad predictions fail to materialise.

Read the article by Ramesh Thakur in The Spectator.