31 March 2020

REMOVE, ISOLATE, QUARANTINE – UPDATE

Efforts to remove sick from Bnei Brak intensify

The government stepped up its efforts to tackle the coronavirus outbreak in the ultra-Orthodox sector on Monday, especially in Bnei Brak, where the rate of infection is extremely high.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday night that the police and army would begin enforcing compliance with the shutdown regulations in all areas that were not complying, adding that it was a minority of the haredi population.

Appearances say the Govt is helping it’s citizens. BUT with open eyes it resembles “Collect and Isolate into Camps” (dare I make such a comparison)

Health Minister Ya’acov Litzman reportedly is recommending a total lockdown of Bnei Brak due to the high numbers of residents infected with the coronavirus.

QURANTINE CENTERS? 
WHY IS THIS REALLY NECESSARY?
A quarantine center has been established at the Or Hahayim girls school in Bnei Brak and will begin functioning on Tuesday, Avidan told The Jerusalem Post. Until now, people who require quarantine have had to remain in their homes.

Three treatment centers for the haredi sector in hotels have also been designated, including one at Kibbutz Lavi in the North and one at the Kinar Hotel by Lake Kinneret (the Sea of Galilee).

DIVIDING FAMILIES, ISOLATING THEM
In the ultra-Orthodox and Arab sectors there are families with large numbers of children and many families on the lower socioeconomic level, and therefore we are working quickly to isolate the ill and prevent the spread of the disease,” he said.

COLLECTING HAREDIM AND MOVING THEM TO QUARANTINE CENTERS
Avidan said his team and the municipal authorities are beginning to go house to house to check the status of residents and find those who may be infected and need testing and quarantine.

IS LITZMAN PROTECTING HAREDIM OR COMPLICIT
Litzman again requested a lockdown for Bnei Brak, meaning no one would be allowed in or out, Channel 12 reported. A decision has yet to be taken.

BLAME THE RABBIS
The ones who determine what happens in the ultra-Orthodox community are the rabbis, and just like it took time for state officials to understand the size of the tragedy that the coronavirus poses, so, too, it took them [the rabbis] time as well,” he said.

JPOST

I KNOW THIS IS WHAT THE POWERS IN ISRAEL BELIEVE IS NECESSARY, BUT IT IS TOO REMINISCENT OF WWII, AND THE HAREDIM ARE ONCE AGAIN BEING SINGLED OUT!

BASED ON “NUMBERS DO NOT LIE” AND HOLLAND’S EFFORT AT “NATURAL HERD IMMUNITY” (which is NOT obtained via vaccines) WHY NOT LEAVE HAREDIM WITHIN THEIR FAMILY STRUCTURE WHERE THEY ARE MORE LIKELY TO SURVIVE?

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

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THE CONSENSUS IS THAT “STAYING AT HOME” WORKS TO CURB INFECTIONS

US expert: Israeli response to coronavirus crisis is ‘right on target’
Compared with the decentralized health system in the US, the Jewish state’s reaction to COVID-19 has been relatively swift and well-organized, says data scientist Dr. Martin Zand timesofisrael

Figures offer cautious hope that restrictions may be curbing coronavirus spread timesofisrael
“[…] Cohen said the current count of how many Israelis are infected suggests that by following restrictions and mostly staying at home, the nation is fighting the pandemic. “It’s most likely due to confinement and the measures that were taken,” he commented. “From the moment you cut off social connections, you expect to see a slowing of cases.”

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