The illusion of low Mideast morbidity

Eyal Zisser, the Vice Rector of TAU and former director of MDC, has published an article in "Israel Hayom", discussing the low COVID-19 morbidity in the Middle East.

"In Syria, the number of new cases, which stood at 37 a day dropped to 36 by the end of the week... Incidentally, the number of total cases there since the pandemic began two years ago, is some 51,000 – for those who believe it. Syria might be an aberration, but the situation in other countries in the region isn't significantly different. Iraq, home to over 40 million, saw its number of new daily cases drop from 6,000 at the start of last week to 4,000 by the end of the week... 

It turns out that the Omicron variant skipped the Middle East, or that the Middle East found a cure for it. So while the entire world is buckling under the wave of infection, the region around us has become the world's healthiest and most resilient..."

Read the full article in English here.

Read the full article in Hebrew here.