Not ideal data coming from Israel

Israel is by far ahead of the race to vaccinate the entire population against COVID-19

by March 90% of the 0ver 65 population had received the vaccine.

“Concerningly, however, Israel has seen a renewed and continued increase in all-cause mortality since mid-February; in fact, by March 21, Israel reported the highest excess mortality of all countries participating in Euromomo (see figure above). In contrast, many other European countries currently report a post winter wave negative excess mortality.”

The cause behind this renewed increase in Israeli all-cause mortality appears to be unclear. According to Israeli newspaper YNet, the director of an Israeli clinic explained that they are currently seeing “a murky wave of heart attacks”. The director believes that this might be due to the “persistent stressful situation” and the “neglect of preventive medical care”.

So no conclusive connection has been made yet, but it is worth keeping an eye out on what could be causing this jump in mortality at the same time the vaccination is being rolled out.

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