Israel’s vaccination ‘miracle’
“Israel celebrates 5 millionth coronavirus vaccination” — a milestone in the country’s race to prove its global superiority by vaccinating its nine million people faster than anybody else.
It helps, of course, that Israel was able to strike a data-sharing deal with Pfizer-BioNTech, according to which all Israeli vaccine needs have swiftly been met in exchange for a gargantuan sum and rampant violations of medical privacy.
When it comes to Israel’s vaccination “miracle”, meanwhile, plenty of folks are keen to get in on the action, and Netanyahu has been courted by aspiring collaborators ranging from the Dutch prime minister and Colombian president to the leaders of Austria and Denmark.
And as Israel continues to make the whole coronavirus business even sicker — and western governments and media assist in sanitising the fallout — one finds oneself wishing for a vaccine against propaganda.