Israel re-imposes restrictions, considers new lockdown

Vaccination rate in Israel is high (60% of population fully vaccinated, compared to 50% in United States), but the case rates are still very high:

A fourth wave of infections is rapidly approaching the levels of Israel’s worst days of the pandemic last winter. The daily rate of confirmed new virus cases has more than doubled in the last two weeks, making Israel a rising hot spot on the international charts.

New studies have confirmed that vaccine protection wanes over time:

some experts fear that Israel’s high rate of infections among early vaccine recipients may indicate a waning of the vaccine’s protections over time