Israel has been winning this war, for now, despite its healthcare system


Dov Chernichovsky, Chair of Taub Center’s Health Program: Israel has been doing comparatively well in the war against COVID-19. In a study done by the Taub Center for Social Policy in Israel, we had predicted that COVID-19 mortality would probably not exceed several hundred people. Simultaneously, there was a concern regarding collateral mortality that could match this figure in a year due to the long-standing weaknesses of the healthcare system that, naturally, have become more apparent during the crisis.

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