The vaccine is “of no importance in terms of serious diseases”, says Professor Jacob Giris.
Professor Jacob Giris, head of the coronavirus department at Ichilov Hospital, said in a television interview that many severe cases were vaccinated.
“Right now, most of our severe cases are vaccinated,” Giris told Channel 13 News. “They have received at least three injections. Seventy to 80 per cent of the severe cases are vaccinated. So the vaccine doesn’t matter as far as severe disease is concerned, so only twenty to twenty-five percent of our patients are not vaccinated.
Giris also spoke at Sunday’s cabinet meeting and told ministers: “Defining a serious patient is problematic. For example, a patient with a chronic lung disease has always had a low oxygen level, but now he has a positive coronavirus test, which technically makes him a ‘severe coronavirus patient’, but that is not accurate. The patient is only in a difficult situation because he has a serious underlying disease.