This article was first published by The Times of Israel and is re-posted with permission.
As Israel gradually emerges from its latest coronavirus lockdown, its economy having taken a pummeling, businesses are struggling to figure out how to handle a combination of vaccinated and unvaccinated people returning to work, hampered by a dearth of clear government guidelines.
Since the nation is far more advanced in its vaccination campaign than most others, its handling of the return to normalcy may be a roadmap for the rest of the world as the rollout of vaccinations proceeds worldwide. The challenge of reopening the economy, schools and cultural events calls for weighing the rights of the individual, some of whom who may choose not to vaccinate, against the rights of society as a whole.
Over four and a half million people in Israel have had the first dose of the vaccine and over three million out of its population of 9.3 million have had the second, putting Israel in the lead of nations that have started administering this shot in the arm.
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