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Israel's COVID-19 Vaccine Program Is Working, But Ultra-Orthodox Groups Continue To Defy Lockdown04:46


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.


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