Will we miss the opportunity to lower the number of students per class to 25? 30.04.2020

Crises and times of emergency can also create opportunities for important reforms that, during regular times, are difficult to implement. Already, the coronavirus crisis has affected many aspects of Israel’s education system, but it also presents a unique…

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Why is Israel’s coronavirus mortality rate so low? In part, age structure 29.04.2020

One of the unadulterated bright spots in Israel’s experience of coronavirus is its relatively low mortality. Our daily analyses of CSSE data show that even though rates of infection per capita in Israel are not great—they’re very similar…

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Reading coronavirus: pandemic ABCs 05.04.2020

There is inconsistency across sites, so pay close attention to categories. The number that we hear most frequently from the Ministry of Health in Israel, and therefore in the press, is the “total number of confirmed cases.” This…

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