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Health minister indicates PM scaring public with COVID response

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (right) and Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz (left) hold a press conference at Kirya military base in Tel Aviv, on November 26, 2021. (Moti Milrod/Pool via Flash90)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (right) and Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz (left) hold a press conference at Kirya military base in Tel Aviv, on November 26, 2021. (Moti Milrod/Pool via Flash90)

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz attempts to temper concerns of rocketing coronavirus morbidity rates, pushing back against Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s prediction of up to 50,000 new cases a day.

“I want to calm things down,” Horowitz says at a Meretz Knesset faction meeting. “We understand the infection is spreading, but there’s no reason to scare the public, and there’s no room for panic.”

Just yesterday, Bennett praised Horowitz and other health officials for their cooperation in responding to the pandemic.

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