The israel numbers below are related to 'only' 78% being vaccinated (actually maybe only 60% by now) - this (78) was thought to be enough for herd immunity for original COVID, but seemingly not for much more transmissible delta. To me this is even more reason try and persuade people to accept the vaccine. (Of course there's also the unvaccinated palestinians who have to come into israel to work might skew the numbers too).
This is from the link:
"The key issue is jabs. Israel has fully vaccinated 78 per cent of its adult population. It’s a lot and according to Australia’s national plan, at that level we would be close to only “minimum baseline restrictions”.
But Delta appears to be transmitting nonetheless, aided by few if any restrictions in the country.
And despite Israel’s reputation as being one of the most jabbed nations, it actually no longer has bragging rights. Other countries have streaked ahead.
Vaccination rates in Israel surged between December and March but then began to plateau after around 50 per cent of the total population, not just adults, had received two jabs.
In the six months since March, inoculation rates have been sluggish. Today only around 60 per cent of Israelis in total have had two doses leaving millions still with no protection."