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Israel’s Covid Surge Shows the World What’s Coming Next

The former leader on vaccines is now focusing on boosters to protect the vulnerable after cases rose to a record.

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Why Covid-19 Virus Variants Are Causing Alarm

Israel, once a front-runner in the global race to move on from Covid-19, is now one of the world’s biggest pandemic hot spots.

The country that was once predicted to be the first to vaccinate its entire population had the highest per-capita caseload of anywhere in the week through Sept. 4, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Its world-beating inoculation rate, meanwhile, has tumbled down the league table.