“Whoever Doesn’t Vaccinate Is Committing Suicide,” Israeli Hospital Director Says

A medical worker prepares a vial of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine at Clalit Health Service's center in the Cinema City complex in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

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Prof. Idit Matot, the director of the Surgery Division and Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain at the Tel Aviv Medical Center, said that non-coronavirus patients who require intensive care are being shortchanged due to “unvaccinated people who are choosing to commit suicide.”

“The biggest problem right now is the young unvaccinated people,” she said in an interview with Channel 12 News on Motzei Shabbos. Prof. Matot explained that the vast majority of young unvaccinated Israelis who are hospitalized due to COVID do recover from the virus itself but still require intensive care due to long-term effects such as breathing difficulties. They are then transferred from COVID units to other units, placing a great burden on the medical staff.

“They take the beds of other populations, of trauma victims or transplant patients or those who underwent surgery. There are ways to prevent this. It doesn’t only affect the unvaccinated who are choosing to commit suicide – it affects all of us.”

Matot expressed criticism of the government’s approach to the current crisis. “The government needs to be much more decisive. Either you vaccinate or you take a coronavirus test every three days. I’m not required to pay the price for the unvaccinated population.”

“Seventy percent of new COVID carriers didn’t vaccinate at all and the rest are only partially vaccinated. Only three percent of Israelis currently positive for the coronavirus are fully vaccinated. Why do the three percent need to suffer? The only thing the government needs to do is to decide that those who vaccinated won’t have any restrictions and those who choose not to vaccinate must undergo mandatory testing twice a week.”

The interviewer then asked Matot if there truly is a shortage of ECMO machines. Like other medical professionals, she responded that the main problem is the shortage of medical staff who can operate the highly sophisticated machines. “We can buy more ECMO machines but it’s unclear who will operate them. One of the biggest oversights is that a year and a half into the pandemic, the number of medical staff hasn’t been doubled.”

“There are two things that we really need to implore the government for,” Matot asserted. “The first are clear restrictions for the unvaccinated – clear and harsh. Let everyone else live. The second thing is to provide more funding to the Health Ministry – we must have more medical staff. The existing medical professionals are fatigued – it’s been a two-year war of attrition.”

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. State of Israel has fallen to the LEFT. It is impossible to know the truth from government or media. They want certain people to die from ‘Covid’. In America, they distribute tens of thousands of infected immigrants (who don’t need masks, or vaccination!) to states they want to infect. This Covid vaccination is dangerous (as exposed recently by Project Veritas) and kills many, but is intentionally hidden from us, the people.

  2. No where else on this planet does Covid19 have such a high mortality rate. Indeed official Israeli (Zionist) statistics put Israel’s death rate from Covid well below almost all other countries. Either the person quoted in the article is a liar, or he has access to secret information on Covid that contradicts everything that has been released publicly, throughout the world.

  3. And I’m sure these anti-vax meshugaaim have a heter from some well known “posek” providing a dispensation for their intentional “suicide” by refusing the vaccine.