Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday.
Health correspondent Nathan Jeffay and Ops and Blogs editor Miriam Hershlag join host Raoul Wootliff on today’s podcast.
We start the show with an update on the latest coronavirus and Omicron data and assess how new estimations of the vaccine’s impact compare to those made a year ago.
We look at Israel’s ongoing vaccination campaign and ask if it really is slowing down.
And we discuss two blog posts about the impact of the pandemic — one that laments the damage done to the Israeli tourism industry, and the other that looks at interpersonal relationships in a post lockdown world.
Discussed articles include: