Time.news – The Israeli army is the first in the world to have achieved herd immunity at Covid. This was announced by General Itzik Tugeman, head of the technology and logistics department of the IDF, during a briefing with journalists.
“Currently – said Tugeman – 81% of army personnel have been vaccinated or cured of the coronavirus “. According to the Jerusalem Post it is estimated that so far around 8% of army personnel have refused to be vaccinated. Among these are pregnant women, people who cannot be vaccinated for health reasons and those who are ideologically opposed “.
Meanwhile, the Israeli Ministry of Health announced that 2,802 new cases of coronavirus were found yesterday, bringing the positivity rate to 2.9%. Since the outbreak of the pandemic last year, Israel has had 812,823 confirmed cases and 5,955 deaths.