An electron microscope image shows Sars-CoV-2 virus particles emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. Israel’s war game simulates a crisis caused by a fictitious new ‘Omega’ variant of the virus. Image: NIAID-RML via AP
An electron microscope image shows Sars-CoV-2 virus particles emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. Israel’s war game simulates a crisis caused by a fictitious new ‘Omega’ variant of the virus. Image: NIAID-RML via AP

Israel holds ‘war game’ in case of lethal new coronavirus strain

  • The exercises, which simulated the outbreak of an ‘Omega’ Covid-19 variant that bypasses vaccines and sickens children, prompting mass hospitalisations
  • The ‘world first’ drill covered different aspects of a crisis, including mass inoculation, ordering curfews and imposing a flight ban

An electron microscope image shows Sars-CoV-2 virus particles emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. Israel’s war game simulates a crisis caused by a fictitious new ‘Omega’ variant of the virus. Image: NIAID-RML via AP
An electron microscope image shows Sars-CoV-2 virus particles emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. Israel’s war game simulates a crisis caused by a fictitious new ‘Omega’ variant of the virus. Image: NIAID-RML via AP
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