Kim Iversen, a political talk show host, described the latest COVID data from Israel as “alarming and shocking” in a segment of the Kim Iversen Show on Wednesday, Sept. 15.
Iversen reminded viewers that by February, Israel had fully completed its vaccination program, LifeSiteNews reported.
“They have very high vaccination rates in the country,” Iversen said. “Kids are still not vaccinated. There are some super ultra-Orthodox holdouts, but otherwise everybody in Israel banded together and they took the Pfizer vaccine—two doses.”
However, Israel’s health experts found that the vaccine had worn off by summer. Even after reaching the so-called herd immunity threshold of 70%, the number of infections still skyrocketed.
In the latest update from the Health Ministry of Israel, it appeared that patients who survived the COVID-19 infection enjoy much greater immunity than is offered by the vaccines.
According to the data that kept track of the new pandemic wave in Israel, which began this May, those who recovered from the coronavirus were nearly 6.72 times more immune to infection than those who took the jabs, reported Israel National News.
At first, it appeared as though the vaccines were protecting against more severe symptoms because only the unvaccinated were required to be hospitalized, Iversen said.
“But then as time went on … the hospitals started to fill up with fully vaccinated people,” Iversen said, “and they saw more and more cases among the fully vaccinated, and more and more of them becoming very severe to the point where the majority of their cases in the hospitals and in the ICU and those dying were fully vaccinated people.”
Apart from Israel, Iversen has kept track of data in Iceland, Chile, Seychelles, Uruguay, and other countries.
“I have a whole list of countries that I’ve been monitoring on this,” she said, adding that while it was clear early on that the vaccination was not blocking the spread, it did appear to keep people out of the hospital for a while.
That seemed to work for a while, but cases are now on the rise again.
“I don’t know what to make of that, “Iversen stated. “And I’m not going to speculate. I’m just going to share the data and I’m going to keep watching that data. And we’re going to see what happens. I mean, at this point, that’s all we can do. All we can do is see what happens now.”