Steven Odzer provides his opinion on the current state of Coronavirus in Israel and the response from Israelis all over the world.
Steven Odzer is no stranger to philanthropy, especially when it comes to Israel. Over the years, Steven Odzer has spent a great deal of time in Israel to visit family, do business, and help those in need. With the ongoing spread of Coronavirus, the need for aid in Israel has never been greater.
Fortunately, the state of Israel is not alone in the fight. Israelis (and friends of Israel) from around the world are currently donating their time, money, and medical supplies to those afflicted by this terrible virus. Steven Odzer counts himself among this number, though he’s more interested in the collective effort that is underway to help a nation in need.
Steven Odzer Opens Up About the Response to Coronavirus In and Outside of Israel
As a family man, Steven Odzer thinks of the Coronavirus as a detriment to the family unit. It is particularly harmful to older citizens in Israel (and around the world). Due to its deadly impact, Steven Odzer is very passionate on the subject of COVID-19 and its effects in Israel:
- “Unfortunately, Coronavirus is unlike anything the world has seen in the last century. I’m glad to say that the government in Israel was relatively well prepared to deal with the problem, though the battle is far from over. Sadly, many countries, including my home in the United States, were not so lucky. New York City was hit particularly hard.” – Steven Odzer
- “The initial response in Israel could have been faster, but the Israeli people are resilient and ready to take drastic measures when ready. Surveillance within the country’s boundaries has helped isolate new cases, while social distancing and protective masks have slowed the spread significantly.” – Steven Odzer
- “Israel is home to some of the most advanced technology in the world, which has actually helped keep the virus from becoming a national catastrophe. We’ve done well to screen people for signs of the virus, including fever, cough, and other flu-like symptoms. However, once the virus starts spreading communally, it becomes much, much harder to control. That’s the issue that Israel, and countries throughout the world, are currently facing.” – Steven Odzer
- “Strict border control has also helped keep Israel from becoming one of the hardest-hit countries. By screening incoming travelers closely and shutting down its borders when necessary, Israel reduces the risk of bringing the virus in from China, Italy, or other hard-hit nations.” – Steven Odzer
“Israel has done much better than the United States, but it’s not out of the woods just yet. There is still a great need for medical professionals, supplies, and education in more remote regions. This means that all Israelis around the world have an obligation and a duty to come together to protect our beautiful homeland.” – Steven Odzer