What's the difference between the two COVID-19 waves in Israel?

Leading physician says methods of treating virus 'haven't changed significantly since Middle Ages,' expects vaccine by beginning of 2021.

Tags: Coronavirus
Yoni Kempinski ,

Prof Arnon Afek
Prof Arnon Afek
Yoni Kempinski

Arutz Sheva spoke to Prof Arnon Afek MD, MHA, Associate Director General, Sheba Medical Center & Acting Director of Sheba General Hospital.

Dr. Afek said that one of the differences between the two virus waves in the country was the number of young people infected. "Israel went from being one of the leaders in the fight against the coronavirus to one of its biggest victims," he lamented.

Asked what people could do to defend themselves from the virus, Afek said preventive measures hadn't changed significantly from the Middle Ages, naming social distancing, hygiene, and face masks as things people could do to "significantly alter the effects of the virus."