Professor Itamar Grotto, former deputy director general of the Israeli Ministry of Health, suggested that it might be beneficial for Israelis to contract the coronavirus. This is reported by The Times of Israel.
“Perhaps we should consider this policy … to allow people to get infected,” Grotto said.
The professor also suggested that the quarantine policy is no longer effective in the face of the 'ultra contagious' strain Omicron. According to him, quarantine is ineffective even for those who are not vaccinated.
Itamar Grotto noted that early data from abroad show that although many Israelis will become infected, the number of hospitalizations will not rise.
“What happened in the previous wave, we will not see this again. It should become more a private problem than a public one,” Grotto said.
Recall that in Israel, the number of seriously ill patients has sharply increased. Today, 98 patients with coronavirus are in serious condition.
Against the backdrop of an increase in the number of infected, the government is discussing the opening of Ben Gurion Airport. Tourism Minister Yoel Razvovoz said there was no point in keeping the airport closed, and experts advise Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to lift the ban on Israelis traveling to the Reds. country.