The Health Ministry is warning the public against the exhortations of anti-vaccination Rabbi Yuval Hacohen Asherov to beware of the coronavirus vaccines.
The rabbi is “misleading and irresponsibly endangering his listeners,” the ministry says.
It notes that Asherov “does not hold a license for medical practice or any other health profession… His claims are dangerous and misleading to the public and private individuals.”
Asherov, who advises numerous Israeli celebrities, has released videos falsely claiming the vaccines cause infertility and damage to the immune system, and can even be fatal. “There are fears that the coronavirus vaccine can be fatal, causes infertility… and severe allergies that can be fatal,” he said in one clip. “Scientists are saying this. It’s not me who’s saying this.”
Many of his videos have been viewed 100,000-200,000 times.
There is no evidence to support Asherov’s claims, which have been debunked by health experts.