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‘Israel is almost back to normal’: Epidemiologist touts successful vaccine rollout

Israel’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been a model example amid a global effort to fight the pandemic as many countries struggle to execute an inoculation program – including Australia.

About 5.3 million people – more than half the population – have been vaccinated in Israel.

Ben Guron University epidemiologist Dr. Nadav Davidovitch told Sky News they were nearing herd immunity but were awaiting approval for a vaccine for children.

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“Israel is almost back to normal,” he said.

Dr. Davidovitch also touted the country’s pass system, which sees vaccinated residents, people who have recovered from COVID, and those doing a rapid test issued with a “green pass”.

This is mainly for going to the theatre of sports events.

He said he hoped vaccines could be secured “for our Palestinian neighbors because … we cannot get into herd immunity in our region, we are not an island”.

“This is important, both from moral accounts and also from Israeli … interests.”

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