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Why Israel leads the world in vaccinating its population


February 19, 2021

By Charles Lipson

(JNS) — No country has been more successful in getting the coronavirus vaccine to its citizens than Israel. Why? Three reasons stand out, and the third one is likely to help people around the world.

Israel can vaccinate the population quickly because it has a very competent, comprehensive national health system, based on several Health Maintenance Organizations, all supervised by the Ministry of Health. The system includes digitized medical records for everyone in the country.

Israel bought enough vaccine. Earlier in the pandemic, it contracted for millions of doses from...

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