As you may have seen in the media, Israel has been vaccinating citizens with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Because I’m diabetic, and over 40, I qualify for earlier access to the vaccine. I was finally able to make my appointments for the two doses. 2021-01-05 I had my first dose last night. The injection was…… Continue reading Receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
This exchange basically represents Israeli politics for me. 😂 Source: Times of Israel
Israel is going into another national lockdown this weekend, for three weeks. It’s controversial (as are most things in Israel these days), and the cost to our economy will likely be substantial. At the same time, our COVID-19 infection rate seems to be out of control.
This coronavirus is an insidious thing. It pulls families apart when they desperately need to be together. A cliché in Israel is the phrase: “הכל בסדר” – “Everything is ok”. It isn’t, and it won’t be for a while yet.
The world feels more than a little crazy at the moment. Relative to what 2020 has been so far, that’s saying a lot. Lately, I’ve felt a bit like we’re in free fall, pretending that the air rushing past us as we hurtle down is just a refreshing breeze on a Spring day. It’s almost as if we’re all desperately hoping it can be ok again, faking it until we make it (if we do).
My wife recently wrote a post about our city’s annual tradition of putting up flags ahead of Israel’s Independence Day. Apparently someone raised concerns on Facebook about how this extra cost was wasted in light of the need for more resources to combat COVID-19. These flags aren’t an annual exercise in vanity and frivolity, they…… Continue reading “Those flags gave me hope”
An Israeli research team has developed an oral vaccine for COVID-19 that seems to be heading for testing, and could be distributed in a matter of months. According to The Times of Israel: Chen Katz told The Times of Israel that the new oral vaccine for adults and children could “turn this disease into a…… Continue reading Possible oral vaccine for COVID-19 in months
Regardless of the results of yesterday’s Israeli elections (the 3rd in a year), we saw the highest voter turnout since 1999, according to The Times of Israel: The Central Elections Committee said that 65.5 percent of registered voters cast their ballots by 8 p.m. — the highest figure for the hour since 1999. Although I…… Continue reading Highest Israeli voter turnout since 1999