Israel is already doling out second booster shots to patients who qualify, but on the horizon, a new viral threat is lurking.
Israeli news media like the Jerusalem Post reported this week that three more outbreaks of bird flu have been discovered in chicken coops in Ein HaHoresh in the Hefer Valley, the Ram-On moshav in Gilboa and in Givat Yoav in the Golan Heights.
These areas have been isolated and authorities are actively monitoring additional farms in the area.
In response to concerns about a bird flu outbreak threatening the country’s food supply, Agriculture Minister Oded Forer announced that 100M eggs were being delivered to Israel to shore up supplies. Not only will eggs need to be destroyed because of the outbreak, but authorities estimate about 600K hens may need to be destroyed as well to contain the virus.
Farmers are compensated by the government when eggs are destroyed for this reason.
As the government contemplates how to contain the bird flu, Israel’s Environmental Protection Minister Tamar Zandberg is reportedly planning to cancel the rest of Israel’s hunting season to try and prevent the ongoing outbreak of bird flu from being transmitted to humans via so-called “zoonotic transmission” – the same phenomenon that was originally blamed for the first COVID outbreak in Wuhan (before the world learned what was really going on).
Read more: Israel Orders 100 Million Eggs As Bird Flu Outbreak Threatens Food Supply – Hey Jewish Israelis do you still think your fake Jewish (Sabbatian Cult) government cares a damn about you? Get your fourth job now – the fifth is on the way