The new strain of coronavirus is of great concern to the healthcare system because it itself has many abnormal mutations and appears to have the ability to spread rapidly.
There is a high likelihood that in full classrooms with unvaccinated students, the risk of infection will be very high.
“ There is no doubt that the new load will have a significant impact on the education system, '' says Professor Nadav Davidovich, director of the School of Public Health, Ben-University Gurion in the Negev and a member of the expert cabinet.
& ldquo; Decision on the & ldquo; green & rdquo; the classroom will need to be revisited. If the infection rate of this strain continues to rise, it is likely that we will not be able to continue learning with this pattern. But we still have to wait and study the data. There is a need to expand the Education Shield program, promote ventilation in classrooms, run PCR tests for students, and strengthen the vaccination campaign for children.
Even if the vaccine appears to be less effective against the new strain, the effectiveness is likely to persist & rdquo ;.