Israel has vaccinated nearly all adults against COVID and reopened most businesses

A woman receives a vaccination against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as part of a Tel Aviv municipality initiative offering a free drink at a bar to residents getting the shot, in Tel Aviv, Israel, February 18, 2021. Photo by REUTERS/Corinna Kern TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Israel’s in-person schools, bars, live sporting events, and concert halls all got the green light from the government to reopen this week — but only for people who’ve been vaccinated, which is about half the country at this point. To prove vaccination status, Israel is using “green passports.”

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Guest:
Josef Federman - Associated Press news director for Israel and the Palestinian territories

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Angie Perrin, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Bennett Purser