'COVID-19 will not go away'

Publication Date27 Aug 2021
Professor Nadav Davidovitch, Director of the School of Public Health at Ben Gurion University of the Negev and a member of the team advising the Coronavirus Cabinet, responded to the comments in an interview with Radio 103FM on Thursday.

"We need to learn how to live with COVID-19, that means taking actions and not being passive. I am in favor of opening the school year on time, we are taking risks but we have a much better envelope than there was before. Nothing will completely stop the disease, but it will not be possible keep the schools closed all year round," he said.

"We need local leadership and the backing of the Ministry of Health. The plan right now is very correct - a combination of serological tests in places where there is more than 12 percent presence of morbidity, distribution of antigen test kits and as much immunization as possible, people need to understand that they are responsible as well," continued Davidovitch, adding, "A sick child should not be sent to school regardless of COVID-19. If anyone thinks that we can force everyone to get vaccinated and get tested, they are wrong. The parent cannot be...

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