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Living with COVID-19: Israel changes strategy as Delta variant hits

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By Maayan Lubell JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Four weeks ago, Israel was celebrating a return to normal life in its battle with COVID-19. After a rapid vaccination drive that had driven down coronavirus infections and deaths, Israelis had stopped wearing face masks and abandoned all social-distancing rules. Then came the more infectious Delta variant, and a surge in cases that has forced Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to reimpose some COVID-19 restrictions and rethink strategy. Under what he calls a policy of “soft suppression”, the government wants Israelis to learn to live with the virus – involvin…

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