Israel Health System Getting Ready for a Flu-Covid Winter

By Hamodia Staff

National coronavirus project director Prof. Salman Zarka. David Cohen/Flash90

YERUSHALAYIM — Government health officials were gearing up for a challenging winter on Thursday at a meeting on the danger of an increase in combined flu-coronavirus morbidity.

National coronavirus project director Prof. Salman Zarka briefed participants, including Prime Minister Yair Lapid, on the health system’s readiness for a potential surge in infections.

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz thanked the country’s health professionals for helping the outgoing government cope with two-and-a-half waves of the coronavirus, maintaining maximal public health alongside daily routines and a functioning economy.

He also noted that the health system’s preparations for winter are already underway. 

At the end of the meeting: “The government’s excellent preparations have put us in a very good situation with high readiness for any outbreak. However, the coronavirus is still part of the global and national reality and it is important to continue focusing on at-risk populations, public information and continued testing and vaccinations. The activity of Magen Yisrael and the Alon Command will continue as planned until the end of January.”

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