In Israel, about 40% of the population has gotten vaccinated against the coronavirus, including 90% of those over 60 years old.
The health care blitz has successfully curbed an infection peak in January, but opposition from ultra-Orthodox groups has kept infection rates high in those communities. Funerals, schools and public gatherings have contributed to a recent uptick in cases.
Host Tonya Mosley speaks with NPR correspondent Daniel Estrin about Israel's recovery from the coronavirus.
This segment aired on February 11, 2021.