Israel Top Health Official Says Omicron Surge Could Lead to Herd Immunity

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As many in the scientific community (excluding the pro-only-vaccine, always vaccine, no other way than many vaccine shots, US top government officials like Fauci) have been saying, and as NYTimes just reported, Omicron with its rapid spread and milder symptoms may help broadly immunize a wider range of the public and produce some form of protection and herd immunity against other and new covid strands.

The latest top personality to make this assertion has been Israel’s top health official, the Director general of the ministry of health, Prof. Nachman Ash.

While the perhaps most immunized nation is readying for the administration of a fourth dose to certain immnune compromised patients, Health Ministry director-general Ash this Sunday, according to Times of Israel “said the government could this week okay a fourth vaccine shot for more Israelis, after Israel last week became one of the first countries in the world to begin administering the fourth dose for the immunocompromised.”

The Times continues:

‘However, Ash admitted that “there isn’t enough knowledge to say the fourth vaccine will really prevent the mass infections.” He said Israel could end up reaching herd immunity as the fast-spreading Omicron variant takes hold.

“The trend is upwards — there will definitely be a surge,” Ash said. “We will see bigger numbers. Where will it stop? It’s hard to know. The price of herd immunity is very many infections, and that may end up happening. The numbers need to be high to reach herd immunity, it’s something that is possible. But we don’t want to reach it by means of infections, we want it to happen as a result of many people vaccinating.”

‘Asked about the education system, Ash said: “We don’t want to stop studies, this is a complex decision. We need to think about whether to enable attendance with daily [COVID-19] tests and vaccines, or switch to a policy of studies via Zoom. These things are currently being discussed.”

‘He added that “we are currently seeing the damages of [schoolchildren] sitting at home last year.”

‘Meanwhile, Prof. Salman Zarka, the official tasked with coordinating the government’s pandemic response, told the Kan public broadcaster that “we all need to do what we can to avoid a lockdown.” However, he added, “it isn’t certain that restrictions would be effective against the pace of infections.”’