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Post-Moderna development, Netanyahu promises Israelis 'as many vaccines as possible'

 

November 27, 2020

Vials of the experimental COVID-19 vaccine from the Israel Institute for Biological Research.

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced his optimism on Monday that the country's coronavirus crisis could soon be over after drug-maker Moderna announced that testing had shown its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine to be highly effective.

"This is great news for Israel," said Netanyahu shortly after the announcement. "Already in June I, along with Health Minister Yuli Edelstein, instructed that an agreement be signed with Moderna for the supply of vaccines. Today, Moderna informed us that its vaccine has an efficacy of 94.5 percent."

Netanyahu said that his goal is "to b...



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