A health worker prepares a shot of the Pfizer vaccine in Glasgow, Scotland, on December 8, 2020. Jeff J Mitchell/Pool via AP
The Delta coronavirus variant, which is highly transmissible, is spreading rapidly.
But highly vaccinated countries like the UK and Israel are not seeing a rise in deaths or hospitalizations.
Both are taking a more lenient approach to control the virus than in previous surges.
Amidst a spike in COVID-19 cases driven by the Delta variant, Israel’s response was different to before.
“Masks instead of restrictions, vaccines instead of lockdowns,” Israel’s prime minister Naftali Bennett said on Sunday.