Nov 23, 2021

Y. Benari

Israeli child Liam Lev Tov, 6, in the arms of his mother, receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from medical staff at Clalit Health services in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. Israel begins coronavirus vaccination campaign for children aged 5 to 11. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
1 of 4 Israeli child Liam Lev Tov, 6, in the arms of his mother, receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from medical staff at Clalit Health services in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. Israel begins coronavirus vaccination campaign for children aged 5 to 11. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

One wonders why Israel is so cavalier about hurting their future adult citizens.

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel on Tuesday began administering the coronavirus vaccine to children age 5 to 11.

The country recently emerged from a fourth COVID wave, and daily infections have been relatively low for the last few weeks. But Health Ministry statistics show that a large share of the new infections have been in children and teenagers.

Children age 5 to 11 make up nearly half of active cases. Officials hope the new inoculation campaign will help bring down the numbers and perhaps stave off a new wave.

Israeli media reported low demand for the shots on the first day they were available to this age group. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett was expected to accompany his son David, 9, later Tuesday to get his jab in a bid to encourage parents to have their children vaccinated.

Israel, which has a population of more than 9 million, has had more than 1.3 million infections since the start of the pandemic and more than 8,100 deaths.

And yet, we do not have adequate information to decisively analyze the nature of the cause of death in those patients. One wonders if Mr. Bennetts’ display of loyalty to the official mandates of the Israeli government comes from his willingness to sacrifice on behalf of his country or from share stupidity in not considering the implications for the future of his own child.

Either way, in choosing to take this path, the Israeli government is apparently trying to show the world something, which will point to a heroic stance as an example to the rest of the world.

What does the Israeli government and it’s citizens know that the millions of people protesting against forced vaccinations around the world don’t know?

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