Director of the Infectious Diseases Unit at Tel Hashomer Hospital, Prof. Galia Rahav, Spoke with Anat Davidov on 103FM yesterday and discussed the outbreak of variants and the failure of the corona tests at Ben Gurion Airport: “We must monitor the entrances at Ben Gurion Airport, not release people without tests.” She sharpened the meaning of airport oversight and explained that although herd immunity operates in the country, it is subtle and changeable.
Speed tests at Ben Gurion Airport. Photo: Avshalom Shashoni
Prof. Rahav argued that the level of immunity may be declining, adding: “The vaccine prevents a serious illness, but we do not know how much it prevents infection. Some vaccinated people have been infected.” She was also asked about the possibility of another vaccine, and replied: “We may decide for another period of time that another vaccine is needed For two reasons – either the immunity is really going down, or there are certain strains against which the vaccine is not completely effective. “
“If the situation is like today, that there are several such outbreaks in teenagers, I would use masks, certainly in places where there has been an outbreak,” Prof. saying.