Never before have so many people watched a needle prick. Chewing gum and emphatically enjoying themselves took Israel's head of government Benjamin Netanyahu sat in front of live TV cameras and held out his right upper arm to receive the first partial vaccination against the Coronavirus to receive. "Up, up, go vaccinate everyone!", he shouted into the cameras afterwards. That was three weeks ago.
What followed was a true Vaccination rush. No country in the world is moving so fast on the Corona vaccination front. Almost two million Israelis have received the first of two vaccinations, which is more than 20 percent of the population.
While the EU countries have just completed the first meters of their vaccination campaigns, Israel is already talking about the finish line: By March the country, which has a population of around nine million, is said to be fully vaccinated. 16 million vaccine doses have been ordered, it says.