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Medics in Jerusalem transfer a COVID-19 patient to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem. Many hospitals in Israel are at full capacity following a sharp increase in coronavirus infections. Menahem Kahana/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Highly Vaccinated Israel Is Seeing A Dramatic Surge In New COVID Cases. Here's Why

What happened? Here are six lessons learned from Israel's experience — and one looming question for the future of the pandemic.

Medics in Jerusalem transfer a COVID-19 patient to Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem. Many hospitals in Israel are at full capacity following a sharp increase in coronavirus infections. Menahem Kahana/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Highly Vaccinated Israel Is Seeing A Dramatic Surge In New COVID Cases. Here's Why

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A plane pulls the message 'Don't Mess with Texas Voter Y'all' over the Texas Capitol on July 13 in Austin, Texas. Democrats left the state to block sweeping new election laws and began to return this week. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Texas Democrats Return Home To A New Battle: Redistricting

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Singer, rapper, songwriter, actress and — as of recently – podcast host Ivy Queen, photographed at SBS Studios on April 14, 2017 in Miami. John Parra/WireImage hide caption

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'It's Not Just Twerk Music': Podcast Traces The Complex History Of Reggaeton

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Taliban fighters mobilize to control a crowd during a rally for Afghanistan's independence day in Kabul on Aug. 19. The Taliban seized control of the city this week, effectively capturing the country in a matter of weeks. Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images hide caption

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The Afghan Army Collapsed In Days. Here Are The Reasons Why

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U.S. soldiers stand guard along the perimeter at the international airport in Kabul Aug. 16, 2021. Shekib Rahmani/AP hide caption

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Our Film Critic Explores Why The Harrowing Afghanistan Images May Feel Familiar

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