Coronavirus czar Salman Zarka warns ministers the rise in COVID morbidity is, in part, attributable to the lax enforcement of the “Green Pass” system.
He says the lack of enforcement “sends the message that we are out of the wave [of infection] and that’s a mistake.”
He also backs a booster dose for teenagers, who are not currently eligible for a third shot.
During the coronavirus cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett tells ministers not to release any statements on the vaccination of children that could undermine the national campaign, which began today, Hebrew media reports say.
Experts speaking at the meeting also caution that it’s possible that the protection of the boosters is also waning, but say there currently isn’t enough data to back up this claim.