Israel will halt all flights in and out of Ben-Gurion Airport for at least a week beginning tonight, in an effort to stop the spread of new strains of the virus, reports a Jewish newsletter that arrived in my mailbox today.
“What? “you may ask, “I thought Israel had corralled all the vaccine they needed and had innoculated their Israeli citizens. (Not the Palestinians in Gaza, of course, but Yes to the Palestinians in the West Bank.”)
And so they have.
But vaccination is Only a Tool. Not a solution.
Just as Masks are a Tool. Not a solution.
Just as Social Distancing and hand washing are Tools, not solutions.
The USA is being led slowly and carefully to the truth of our situation. All the measures listed above are intended to slow the spread. None of them are guaranteed to end the threat of the Coronavirus.
The vaccine hoopla has at least as much to do with Profit as it does with lifesaving.
The Virus is mutating more quickly than we can contain it.
HIV-AIDS has been with us since the early 80’s. No Vaccine has ever been found.
Treatments, otoh, have been very effective in keeping those stricken alive and well. And paying for meds every day for the rest of their lives.
What a world we live in.