The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is spreading around the world, including in Israel. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties, but the virus can be fatal. To help maintain the virus, Israel has implemented a number of restrictions on the public.

Zarka urges COVID-19 responsibility, caution in new wave of Omicron, flu

Before meeting family members at high risk, people should undergo an antigen test to make sure they themselves will not infect others.

China to 'optimize' epidemic control in potential switch from 'Zero-COVID' policies

The world's second-largest economy suffered a broad slowdown in October and the recent spike in COVID cases has deepened concerns about growth.


COVID-19 protests: China can't ignore its people, reality - opinion

It is the responsibility of President Xi Jinping to find a way to protect human life against COVID-19 without causing more discontent among citizens.


Can ivermectin help exterminate bed bugs? - study

A new peer-reviewed study by North Carolina State University analyzed the effects of anti-parasitic drugs ivermectin and fluralaner in fighting bed bugs.


Parents refuse use of 'vaccine-tainted' donor blood for infant's critical operation

Parents to a baby in need of open-heart surgery in New Zealand have so far refused 'vaccine-tainted' donor blood, citing concerns over the Covid-19 vaccine's side effects.

Israeli diplomat held in 'prison-like conditions' over China's zero-COVID policy

Eddie Shapira, Israel's consul in China, said the conditions of coronavirus hospitalization in China are very strange and described being in what he deemed "an aquarium" for 10 days.

Is winter bringing a new COVID-19 wave to Israel?

Significant increase in serious COVID-19 cases in Israel in the past week may only get worse as temperatures get colder.

Israeli researchers develop invisible face mask

Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed a revolutionary invisible face mask to protect wearers against the transmission of COVID, MERS, influenza and other viruses.

'Israelis were left without insurance during the coronavirus crisis'

According to Isaac, during the pandemic, a problem arose because Israeli companies stopped operating, yet insurance agents wanted to sell policies issued by international companies to cover travel.


Cancer diagnoses lag after screenings fall during COVID pandemic - study

Diagnoses of breast, cervical and colorectal cancers dropped by roughly 6% to 7% between 2019 and 2020 and by an additional 5% to 6% between 2020 and 2021.

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