Israel has discovered the first case of “florona” sickness, a twin infection of COVID-19 and influenza. A woman who went to the Rabin Medical Center to give birth this week was found to have a double infection.
Meanwhile, Israel started delivering a fourth coronavirus vaccination dose on Friday, becoming one of the first countries to do so as it prepared for a surge of infections caused by the omicron form.
Individuals with compromised immune systems, as well as senior residents and personnel at care homes, will receive a fourth dose of the vaccine from Israel, which led a world-beating vaccination programme in 2020.
The fourth dose of the drug was given to heart and lung transplant patients at Israel’s Sheba Medical Center on Friday morning.
The coronavirus cases globally are now again experiencing a record high, with thousands of infections being reported daily. The “florona” could also be the new variant of coronavirus as the flu-season is here because of winter.
The Israel authorities are making sure that people receive their fourth dose of coronavirus vaccine to gain more immunity against the virus. Israel is the first country to offer the fourth dose of vaccine and the experiment continues to see how the immune system reacts to the virus after four doses.