CORONAVIRUS NEWS

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.

Pasta consumption surges in Israel during COVID pandemic

The survey also showed that 94% of consumers in Israel buy pasta; 44% eat pasta between two to three times a week and 25% eat it once a week.

Could DNA vaccines be the next tool in the world’s battle against COVID-19?

India last month said that it had created the world’s first DNA vaccine, ZyCoV-D. While standard vaccines use actual 'hardware' protein, DNA vaccines use the 'software' blueprint of the virus.

Health minister blames Netanyahu for health system’s problems

Nitzan Horowitz says former PM responsible for hospitals’ lack of resources, vows to fix • Green Pass eligibility changes Oct. 3, past 6-month recovery will need a booster shot.

Third COVID vaccine seems to be game changer for renal transplant recipients

A study conducted at the Sheba Medical Center using big data shows low immune response in such patients after two shots, but preliminary observations after the booster offer cause for optimism.

A beggar sits and asks for money amid the coronavirus crisis, Jerusalem, 2020

Unemployment in Israel: August data gives mixed picture

The broad unemployment rate in Israel reached 7.8 percent in the second half of August — An improvement for the first half of August, but a decline from July.

26/09/2021

535 deaths from corona in Israel in September

221 COVID patients ventilated, most since March, including two new mothers • Coronavirus cabinet not supposed to meet until Wednesday • Experts say serious cases should decline in a few weeks

Another long night in the Knesset this week.

MKs face criticism for not following the same COVID rules they voted for

Knesset staff members have expressed outrage that MKs will not be obligated by the green pass that is required for non-MKs in the building, as well as for teachers and other state employees.

25/09/2021

Food insecurity surged with COVID-19, harming Israel’s children most

A new survey shows that at least 17% of Israeli families are suffering from food insecurity during the Delta wave.

US President Donald Trump waves as he walks on the South Lawn of the White House upon his return to

Trump says he did 'pretty much the opposite' of Fauci's COVID advice

Former US President Donald Trump said in an interview that he ignored the advice of top immunologist Dr. Anthony Fauci, who served on Trump's Coronavirus Task Force.

Two new moms, two kids hospitalized at Hadassah with critical COVID

Due to the serious nature of their conditions, two young mothers sick with COVID-19 were forced to deliver their babies early, at weeks 27 and 28.

Fresh vegetables are sold at the shuk (market)

Does eating healthy prevent people from getting, dying from COVID?

A new study claims that one-third of coronavirus cases could have been avoided if people had healthier eating habits. 

By Walla!
24/09/2021

COVID: Overcrowded and short on ECMOs, Israeli hospitals are in crisis

Israel's hospitals are overcrowded with coronavirus patients. Will Israeli doctors be the ones to decide who lives or dies? 

Vials with a sticker reading, "COVID-19 / Coronavirus vaccine / Injection only" and a medical syring

COVID pandemic will be over within a year - Moderna CEO

Bancel stated that the world will return to routine life by this time next year.

Llama lying down

COVID-19: Llama, camel antibodies could be used as nasal spray treatment - study

This peer-reviewed study builds off previous studies that determined nanobodies produced by llamas, alpacas and camels could be used to fight coronavirus.

24/09/2021

COVID: Unjabbed, untested teachers in Israel can't work starting Oct. 3

Health Ministry Director-General Prof. Nachman Ash said that unvaccinated patients are straining the hospitals.

Can police help win Israel’s COVID-19 battle?

Tomer Lotan, director-general of the Public Security Ministry, spoke with the Post about one of the critical elements of Israel’s battle against COVID-19: enforcement

Vials with Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine labels are seen in thi

EU drugs regulator says to decide on Pfizer vaccine booster in early October

Many EU states have already decided to administer a booster dose despite facing higher legal risks without a formal decision to do so by the EMA.

By REUTERS
23/09/2021
3D medical animation still shot showing the structure of a coronavirus

COVID-19 is evolving to become more airborne, says recent study

A new University of Maryland study suggests that successive strains to the novel coronavirus are becoming more transmittable through the air.

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COVID vaccines protect more than just your physical health - here's how

New research has discovered a secondary benefit to the corona vaccine, and it’s really surprising.

By Walla!
23/09/2021

COVID-19: FDA to authorize Pfizer booster vaccine for older Americans

Advisers to the FDA voted on Friday to recommend COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for Americans 65 and older.

By REUTERS
23/09/2021

COVID: Mild cases at risk of deterioration to be given antibody drug

Regeneron was authorized in November for emergency use by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

COVID: Bennett vows to continue ‘calculated risk’ plan with schools

93% of new cases of coronavirus in Israel are from among the unvaccinated population or had received the vaccination jabbed 6 months earlier.

Vials with Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine labels are seen in thi

US to donate 500 mln more COVID vaccine doses to other countries - Biden

"This is an all hands on deck crisis," US President Joe Biden said of the pandemic that has raged since early 2020, killing at least 4,913,000 people. 

By REUTERS
22/09/2021

Vaccination project underway for 100,000 Holocaust survivors

The Claims Conference has invested 5 million NIS into an initiative to transport 100,000 housebound Holocaust survivors to and from vaccination centers for the third coronavirus vaccine.

COVID-19: 11 ways to differentiate real, fake news about pandemic - opinion

Is there no way to differentiate between truth and falsehood in today’s hyperpolarized media environment?

22/09/2021

This week in Jerusalem: Hands off

A weekly round-up of city affairs.

22/09/2021
  Travellers wear protective face masks at Terminal 3, Ben Gurion International Airport, as Israel r

Incoming passengers recovered from COVID to no longer need a PCR test

Health Ministry updates list of red, orange and yellow countries • 40% of new daily COVID cases are Arabs

Pfizer says vaccine safe, effective for kids 5-11, will apply for EUA

“Over the past nine months, hundreds of millions of people ages 12 and older from around the world have received our COVID-19 vaccine,” said company CEO Albert Bourla in a release.

Do COVID lockdowns affect our memory?

Our brains wear masks, too. How soon will we be able to restore our memory function to its former state? And how might this affect us in the future?

By Walla!
21/09/2021
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