Health expert: Serious cases slowing down amid booster campaign

A top health expert tells Channel 12 that recent days have shown encouraging trends in the pandemic.

Eran Segal, a computational biologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science, says that there has been a slowdown in the rise of serious COVID-19 cases, for which he credits the new drive to give booster shots to all Israelis over the age of 50.

“In all honesty we don’t know what will win out, the campaign or the infection rate, but the last four days bring optimism… I believe around the first or second week of September we’ll halt [rising morbidity].”

Segal said that he supports broadening the booster shots to all those over 40.

That is set to be decided by a health panel this evening.

A healthcare worker fills a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a community vaccination event in Los Angeles, California, on August 11, 2021. (Robyn Beck/AFP)

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