18 Kislev 5781
"Casedemic" is a term coined to refer to the penchant for "Health Authorities" to base all decision-making regarding lockdowns, etc. on the number of "cases", i.e. the number of people testing positive for SARS-CoV-2.
The public must always bear in mind that this does not mean these people are sick or hospitalized or showing any sort of symptoms at all. It only means that some piece of genetic material has been found in their system that ostensibly demonstrates exposure to a coronavirus and it can even mean they had COVID-19 in the past and recovered from it.
As no one denies, increased testing will always lead to increased "cases", but that has no actual bearing on infection rate or "spread" of infection. These "official" numbers are much more indicative of the true situation.
Hadassah Hospital - Jerusalem reports (3 Dec. 20): 42 COVID patients - 2 on ventilator
Sha'arei Tzedek Hospital - Jerusalem reports (3 Dec. 20): COVID patients - 4 on ventilator
Nationwide - 292 hospitalized in serious condition: 99 of them on ventilators
By their own reckoning, these are some of the lowest figures seen in months and yet the "Health Authorities" are still claiming that a third wave is about to inundate us and a general lockdown will be required for Hanukkah.