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  • It's a small, wealthy country with a universal health care system.

  • That's largely explains how Israel has become a world leader in the cove.

  • In 19 vaccination drive, it's inoculated 15% of the country's 9.3 million population in about two weeks.

  • The plan order early pay a lot on digitized distribution.

  • The first big decision was paying a premium to get early vaccines.

  • Israeli authorities have not publicly said what they paid for the vaccine developed by Pfizer on by on Tech, but one official claimed it was about $30 per vaccine dose, twice the price Elsewhere.

  • Pfizer said in a statement that it uses a tiered pricing formula based on volume on delivery dates, but declined to give further details.

  • The next step was becoming a model.

  • Israel offered the pharmaceutical companies a quick rollout that could serve as a template for the rest of the world, promising swift results from a small country with a digitized distribution network.

  • But their vaccination campaign has not been without criticism on hurdles.

  • Palestinians in the Israeli occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip face a long wait for vaccines.

  • Health officials estimate they will begin receiving doses in February through the World Health Organization.

  • Netanyahu's opponents also accused his right wing Likud Party of using the vaccination campaign for political gain ahead of a March 23rd election.

  • They say he lacks a clear, long term strategy for dealing with the impact of covert 19 charges the government denies.

  • Israel is in its third lock down on faces a recession on high unemployment, though it has avoided the shortages on bottlenecks faced by other countries.

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It's a small, wealthy country with a universal health care system.

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