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Israeli vaccine chief: “We have made mistakes”

January 19, 2022

He and colleagues surprised & disappointed vaccines did not prevent transmission


Professor Cyrille Cohen is head of Immunology at Bar Ilan University and a member of the advisory committee for vaccines for the Israeli Government. In a wide-ranging and forthright interview, the Professor tells Freddie Sayers:

*The Green Pass / vaccine passport concept is no longer relevant in the Omicron era and should be phased out (he expects it to be in short order in Israel)
*He and his colleagues were surprised and disappointed that the vaccines did not prevent transmission, as they had originally hoped

*The biggest mistake of the pandemic in Israel was closing schools and education – he apologised for that
*Widespread infection is now an inevitable part of future immunity — otherwise known as herd immunity
*Omicron has accelerated the pandemic into the endemic phase, in which Covid will be “like flu”

From → Health, World Watch

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