In an op-ed for the Jewish Weekly newspaper this week, CFI Vice-Chairman Rt. Hon. Theresa Villiers MP said it is a “source of pride” that the UK and Israel “are working closely in the fight against coronavirus”.
The MP for Chipping Barnet said that “there is still so much we need to learn about this virus, and links between the UK and Israel are helping drive that work forward”.
“Health Secretary Matt Hancock and his Israeli counterpart Yuli Edelstein have shared best practices and agreed to strengthen cooperation”, and “CFI has ensured that MPs and Lords are thoroughly briefed on Israel’s world-leading vaccination programme”, she added.
The former Cabinet Minister noted that “Israel’s success has been attributed largely to its digitised healthcare system and efficient vaccine delivery methods, with vaccines repacked into pizza-sized insulated boxes to reach remote locations. Public health campaigns have included targeted community engagement to encourage uptake”.
“Israeli innovations to combat Covid have ranged from the remote monitoring of patients to diagnostic technologies and thermal scanning to check a person’s temperature”, she said.
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