Start-Up Nation Central delivers episode 2 of our special Israel Vs. Covid series of the DisrupTALK Podcast.

The second episode, titled “On the Attack & Vaccine Roll-out,” and hosted by Start-Up Nation Central Executive Director Wendy Singer, focuses on Israel’s world-leading flash vaccination drive, which stunned the world and even the drug companies that supplied the precious doses. When Israel transitioned from early-stage defense to offense it was a dramatic shift. The heroes of this story are the logistics people who scrambled to find freezers, nurses who pulled people off the street just so doses wouldn’t go to waste, policymakers who were quick to reach decisions, and local bakeries who gave away kugel to motivate people to get the shot. Good planning that met an even better execution. 

This episode also features an interview with Moderna’s Israeli-born Chief Medical Officer, Tal Zaks, who explains why the vaccine’s significance may prove to be much more than just a cure for Covid-19. 

In case you missed it, the first part of the series titled “On The Defense” tells the story of Israel’s initial reaction to the pandemic, which was characterized by good intentions and unprecedented collaborations, but also logistical chaos.

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Start-Up Nation Central is an independent nonprofit that builds bridges to Israeli innovation. We connect business, government, and NGO leaders from around the world with Israeli innovation, offering Israeli innovators access to high-potential and previously inaccessible markets, through highly customized business engagements, and through Start-Up Nation Finder – an easy-to-use, up-to-date, free online platform for discovering and connecting with thousands of relevant innovators.

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