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Omicron surge could lead Israel to herd immunity, says nation’s top health official

Israel could reach herd immunity amid surging Omicron infections, its top health official said on Sunday, as the country approved the use of Merck & Co’s molnupiravir antiviral pill for Covid-19 patients.The highly transmissible Omicron variant has caused a wave of coronavirus cases across the globe. Worldwide infections have hit a record high, with an average of just over one million cases detected each day between December 24 and 30, according to Reuters data.Deaths, however, have not risen…

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