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Opinion | The plague of lawlessness: In the wave of the omicron - everyone will master himself Israel today


For the first time since the outbreak of the corona, the government has decided to relinquish its role - and transfer all responsibility for public health to the citizens • The message of governmental and moral failure: Take care, no one else will

All the warnings, signals and alarms have been heard in the last two weeks loudly. They were already listed in white Kiddush letters, but yesterday the government and all its leaders, including the prime minister, health ministry chiefs and administrators, decided to finally abandon their public and moral duty to do everything possible to mitigate Corona's harm to us, the Israelis.

The government's decision means shifting all responsibility for the fight against the plague solely to us, the citizens, while spreading lies as if "everything is under control" and reciting slogans about Israel's good fortune in the fifth wave of the Corona that threatens the entire country.

Loads in queues for corona tests at the Ma'ale Adumim testing complex // Photo: Yoni Rickner

Yesterday, the Ministry of Health published the new testing and isolation policy, according to which not only have the tests been privatized so that the vaccinated have to buy the tests with their own money, but the main problem is that the new policy is based on such a level of trust and obedience. The outline means that we all, together and separately, have to rely on tens to hundreds of thousands of Israelis a day, who will perform corona tests on their own home, and that if they are positive, they will undergo another MDA or Home Front command check, then they will voluntarily stay in isolation for ten days. Any documentation, supervision and control, much less than the loose control that exists today.

The privatization and abandonment of corona testing and corona isolation means that the government abandons the health of us all, and each man is left to fend for himself, his family and loved ones, and there can be no more horrible and tragic situation than a global epidemic that has already struck a fifth wave of cruel and deceptive virus.

And even if the omicron corona does cause much less severe disease in many of those infected - and evidence and data from the UK, the US and South Africa are inconclusive, and there are new findings on severe mortality and unprecedented serious harm to children - it is still the state's duty There has always been an attempt to do everything possible to moderate the spread of the plague, and to try to reduce the cruel harm to many who may become seriously ill and die.

The outline that led to the adhesions.

Those photographed have nothing to do with the article, Photo: Oren Ben Hakon

The severity of the new isolation policy is also that there will in fact no longer be full documentation and reporting on the extent of the new verified corona, and this information was supposed to be the most elementary basis for the ongoing government and health ministry preparedness for the epidemic.

Return the restrictions

In fact, the government has decided to abdicate its role and place all responsibility on the public, without itself taking and accepting the responsibility to set up mass and functional testing centers, set up mass vaccination centers where one can be vaccinated without queue and independent HMO membership, and impose restrictions on the public to reduce and slow down The spread of the omicron and try to reduce the numbers of patients is difficult.

According to the public interest and the medical interest, it has long been necessary to impose crowd restrictions and return to distance learning and work.

It was expected that in such a situation the Minister of Health, Nitzan Horowitz, and the heads of his ministry would require the Prime Minister and the Government to impose significant (and not, not closed) crowd restrictions in order to slow down the spread of the corona.

But Israel is in fact pursuing a policy, or a scandalous lack of policy, which means mass contagion and whatever it is.

While this is an undeclared policy, it is the one that actually exists, and it is very dangerous and irresponsible and indicates a governmental and moral bankruptcy.

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz presents the new outline at a press conference, Photo: Gideon Markovich

One of the main reasons why the government is not willing to impose any restrictions is because of the wind - on the verge of corona denial and opposition to vaccines by some ministers, and because of the government's escape from paying compensation to victims of corona restrictions in business, culture, sports, etc.

When the government does not impose any restriction, it can always say that it is not willing and does not have to pay compensation - and whatever the medical and human health price.

Take care of yourself - for the first time since the outbreak of the plague no one will do it for you, the government has left everyone to their own devices.

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Source: israelhayom

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