“Though they are 21 percent of population, Arabs account for only 2 percent of COVID-19 deaths and 6 percent of cases. Even the month of Ramadan ended without any outbreaks”

HAARETZ
How Arabs Crushed the Curve and Became Israel’s Coronavirus Success Story
by Ronny Linder
May 21, 2020

There were two communities that worried the Health Ministry in particular during the coronavirus crisis – Arabs and ultra-Orthodox Jews, two groups that live in relatively crowded confines, pray in their respective houses of worship and don’t always cooperate with the establishment. But while the concerns about the Haredi community did in fact pan out, all the divisions of Arab society beat the forecasts and finished with the country’s lowest rates of infection and death. Only 1,040 coronavirus patients were diagnosed among Arab citizens, and only five of them died. READ MORE SUBSCRIPTION CONTENT

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