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Israel’s massive vaccine drive isn’t keeping up with new cases — especially among younger victims

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For the first time since the pandemic started, Israel now says more than a quarter of its most serious Covid-19 cases, where hospitalization is required, are in patients under the age of 60.The Israeli Ministry of Health is placing the blame squarely on a new strain first discovered in the United Kingdom last month.Dr. Itamar Grotto, the associate director-general of the Israeli Ministry of Health explained: “This is because the new U.K. variant is more infectious, mainly among young people and children.”The news that Israel’s hospitals now have a record amount of serious Covid cases came within 24 …

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