On the 24th, the United States reported 45,500 cases, the highest number of cases in a single day after a prolonged streak of stagnating rates of transmission. Similar trends seem to be popping up throughout the world, and although most governments are hesitant to call this the "second wave" as economies continue to suffer from coronavirus and approval ratings plummet worldwide, Israel's government does not mince words.
The coronavirus continues to spread through Israel, but the rate seems to be slowing. Cautiously optimistic, the government has begun relaxing restrictions, raising the distance people may travel from their homes from 100 meters to 500 meters, re-opening limited special education programming, and allowing outdoor prayers in groups of up to 19.
According to the numbers just released by the Israel Bureau of Statistics, Israel has become an incredibly attractive destination. 4.5 million tourists visited the tiny nation in 2019 (a huge number for a country of just 9 million). Compare that with 2.89 million tourists in 2016, and Israeli tourism appears to be having a spate of miraculous growth.
The startup nation shows no signs of slowing down, generating some 1,400 new startups each year with soaring valuations and a healthy growing economy to back them. However, as the list of startups grows, it can be difficult to find those that are truly accomplishing something unique. In this post we detail 5 startups that are truly driving innovation.