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Daily Briefing: LEARNING TO LIVE WITH COVID (January 17, 2022)

Goodbye Pandemic, Hello Endemic:Joe Wang, Epoch Times, Jan. 16, 2022 In early 1918, when World War I entered its final year, the H1N1 influenza A virus infected millions of people, causing the Spanish flu pandemic. By April 1920, after four waves and almost 100 million deaths, the pandemic ended. H1N1 became much less deadly and caused only ordinary seasonal flu. It had become an endemic virus.

COVID-19: Lack of Plan Underpins Israel COVID Strategy – Analysis:  Seth J. Frantzman, Jerusalem Post, Jan. 10, 2022

Analysis | Israel’s Omicron Strategy Makes Sense but Still Looks Like a Mess:  Anshel Pfeffer, Haaretz, Jan. 3, 2022

Analysis | Israel’s Omicron Strategy Makes Sense but Still Looks Like a Mess

Rex Murphy: Last year’s Hope Fades into Perpetual COVID Nightmare:  Rex Murphy, National Post, Jan. 8, 2022

Mission Impossible: Controlling COVID:  André Pratte, National Post, Jan. 8, 2022

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Professor Ehud Qimron: “Ministry of Health, it’s Time to Admit Failure”:  Swiss Policy Research, Jan. 10, 2022 In the end, the truth will always be revealed, and the truth about the coronavirus policy is beginning to be revealed. When the destructive concepts collapse one by one, there is nothing left but to tell the experts who led the management of the pandemic – we told you so.

Staff Shortages, High Number Of COVID Patients Taxing Israel’s Hospitals: Maytal Yasur Beit-Or and Yaron Doron,  Israel Hayom, Jan. 16, 2022 Officials at University Hospital Samson Assuta Ashdod said Sunday that due to an unusually high number of patients on its internal medicine units and in the emergency room, as well as the high number of confirmed COVID carriers, the medical center had – after consulting the Health Ministry – decided to declare a two-hour moratorium on new patients and divert ambulances to other medical centers.

3 Ministers, NSC Chief Contract COVID-19:  Ariel Kahana and Reuters, Israel Hayom, Jan. 16, 2022 Three Israeli ministers – Finance Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Public Security Minister Omer Barlev, and Construction and Housing Minister Ze’ev Elkin – tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday, as did National Security Council Director Eyal Hulata. Foreign Minister Yair Lapid contracted COVID-19 last week.

Hospital Data Fails To Back Lockdowns:  Rupa Subramanya, National Post, Jan. 11, 2022Two years into the pandemic, despite high vaccination rates, increasing booster rollouts and other medical advances, most Canadians are once again back under lockdown, notably the two large...

Conrad Black: In the Face of Omicron, Canada Once Again Cowers in Unnecessary Fear:  Conrad Black, National Post, Jan. 15, 2022 It is time for practically every jurisdiction in the western world to acknowledge that they have dismally failed to manage the COVID crisis.

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