Israel is at the moment the world champion of the vaccination programs in the world. It managed to vaccinate 52.16% of the population (4,634,427), and is currently reaching the (theoretical) part of 59% herd immunity ( 4,634,427 vaccinated people and with 633,991 people who were infected), they have 5,268,418 people immune, and so 59% of the population.
Our version of a lockdown is to forbid to go to work and school and are limited to move within a certain distance from your home or apartment and you can visit the supermarket to buy food (whenever you want). What strategically happens is that our version of lockdown forces more people into fewer places, with as result that more people get infected. It is common sense. With a Chinese lockdown this will not happen.
During the pandemic, many countries used the national lockdown as a tool to control the number of infections. But there are also countries who didn’t choose for the national lockdowns as a tool. Most of those countries used the localized versions of the lockdown. China used an adopted version of a localized quarantine.
With the data as it is at the moment, and the 7 weeks period of reaching the peak of the infections during a lockdown, we’ll see the situation ripe for the release of (all) lockdown(s) only at February 15, 2021 (at the minimum). With the situation as it is with this government, they will not allow to release the closure, and will come up with a show that they care about our health, they don’t want more death, so they want to make a gradual release plan, which will be implemented in stages with two weeks between the release dates. If one of those stages will cause an increase of new infections, everything will be paused or even rolled back and they will try it again until the infections go down.
The rates of corona infections are always higher after any lockdown than before it started. The Israeli government, advised by their so called specialists, think that lockdowns work. When it’s proven that it doesn’t work, they simply double down and have another lockdown within a current lockdown and then they double down again.