Almost one in three charedi Israelis has been infected with the coronavirus, more than double the national average, according to a new study.

The Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel, a nonpartisan think tank, crunched Health Ministry statistics, and found that from the start of the pandemic until September 2021, 13.7 percent of the Israeli population has been confirmed COVID positive.

The figure for the charedi community, based on figures for the main population centers where charedim are a majority, is 31%.

The figure comes despite strong take-up of vaccines among charedim in recent months, and points to a “failure to control behavior” to fight the virus in charedi areas, according to Alex Weinreb, research director at the Taub Center.... Read More: Times of Israel