From Jerusalem Post:

Some 52% of COVID-19 patients over the age of 65 in Israel are ultra-Orthodox, new figures released by the Health Ministry show, and a large number were infected during prayer services over the High Holy Days.Ultra-Orthodox citizens over the age of 65 are just 3% of the population, however, meaning that the rate of coronavirus infection among the elderly in the ultra-Orthodox sector is far higher than their proportion of the population.

Against the background of the high rates of infection in the sector, and the high mortality rate amongst its elderly, Rabbi Asher Weiss, a prominent and highly respected ultra-Orthodox leader and arbiter of Jewish law, issued a strongly worded statement in which he insisted the community adhere to health regulations and said the situation in the sector regarding COVID-19 was shameful. CLICK on here to read more.

Comments are closed.