Bennett Warns 40% Israelis Expected To Get Infected by Omicron

Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett expressed concerns as he noted that despite having one of the highest rates of vaccinations, the Israeli entity is likely to witness 40% of its population getting infected with the COVID-19 Omicron strain.

Bennett said on Sunday that the Omicron variant of concern is unlike the Alpha and Delta variants that propelled previous waves of infection and “it is contagious at levels we haven’t yet seen,” Haaretz newspaper reported.

Israel, which has started administering the fourth shot of the vaccine or the second booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccines, held a cabinet meeting for expanding the availability of fourth vaccine shots to additional high-risk groups.

Last month, the entity approved the second booster for adults aged 60 and above, and those with co-morbidities, compromised immune systems, and essential healthcare workers.

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