Israel introduces its fourth shot of the vaccine

By Karen Harradine

A friend recently returned from Israel. She told me of a compliant population, still terrified of catching Covid-19, with masks being worn everywhere and the unvaccinated forced to take PCR tests each time they want to visit a shop.

Israel is now a litmus test for governments keen to push authoritarian lockdowns and mandatory vaccinations, despite the fact that neither is effective in controlling a virus

Israel has a population of just over 9.3million. Only one million Israelis who are eligible for their double dose of Pfizer vaccine haven’t taken them yet, making the country one of the most highly vaccinated places in the world.

It’s interesting to compare it with Belarus, which has a similar population. Belarus has vaccinated 25 per cent of its 9.5million citizens; 4,679 have died from Covid-19. There has been a 90 per cent uptake of the vaccine in Israel, yet 8,109 have died from the virus, almost double the mortality rate of Belarus. 

So far, Israeli children under 12 years old haven’t been vaccinated but this may soon change. The Israeli government recently live streamed a debate with its Coronavirus Pandemic Response Team on vaccinating children aged between five and 11 years old.

Just as concerning is that last month the Israeli government made it a requirement for Israelis to get a third shot to retain their infamous green passes. So far, a third of the Israeli population has received the booster shot.

Despite being championed as a success story by the MSM, Pfizer and various governments, Israel’s vaccination drive has been anything but. Data from the UK shows that the Covid-19 vaccine has failed to reduce transmission. Israel now has more cases of Covid-19 per million than any other country, despite most of the country being vaccinated twice

Yet the Israeli government is going full steam ahead making booster shots mandatory. Its justification for this new vaccination campaign is based on the findings of a recent study on booster shots conducted by Israeli researchers, and published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) in September

The researchers claim that since the third jab campaign began new infections rates declined among the elderly. Out of the 703 serious cases, 70 per cent were unvaccinated and another 20 per cent hadn’t yet had their boosters (although they had their double dose of the Pfizer vaccine).

They insist that booster shots increase protection for a ‘few weeks’ amongst the elderly. Based on this study, Israel has authorised the third shot for all over-12s, and ministers are thinking about a fourth dose.

But there are major flaws in the NEJM data analysis. One of the most glaring failures is that the researchers omitted the data showing what happens in the first 12 days after a booster shot is given. 

Read the full story at The Conservative Woman.