Like all the others, he is worried for the economy and not inhibited by too much medical knowledge. He wants every Israeli tested for coronavirus.
This is a total nonsense for so many reasons.
1. This costs a lot of time and money. In the middle of a pandemic, we need to focus on priorities.
2. A (hopefully) small percentage of the results will be false-positive. People who seem sick but are not. The more people you test, the more false-positive people you have to follow up on — for no good reason.
3. A (hopefully) small percentage of the results will be false-negative. People who seem healthy but are not. The more people you test, the more false-negative people you reassure who will then actually spread the virus.
4. So far, 30 (!) mutations of the virus were discovered in China. We don’t know how many different strains from this volatile virus are circulating in Israel. We don’t know if people who recover from one strain could still be infected and get sick from one or more of the other ones. So, having recovered or having late-stage antibodies does not guarantee immunity.
5. Listen to physicians. They are patient folks. They are able to fight death forever and never give up. Contrast that with human nature to want quick fixes. There probably are none. Stop promoting pipedreams.
There seems no end to professors in economics advising on what health authorities should do. I know that fraud is closely related to money but everyone understands here that these people are trespassing on medical areas. Maybe fire half of them so that they will return to their capital field.
We need such people to be questioned by the police. It is unjust to call in someone who writes on Facebook that a certain tea will cure COVID-19 but leave alone prominent lay leaders of society who give medical advice.