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.

Delta variant ‘descendant’ hits Israel, is it time to panic?

It is said there are currently 56 “descendants” of the Delta variant, and they are all spreading at different rates and in competition with one another. 

 PFIZER CEO Albert Bourla speaks in a video message in the Jerusalem Post Annual Conference, October

Pfizer’s Bourla defends testing COVID-19 vaccine in Israel at 'Post' conference

Albert Bourla: “Pfizer is committed to staying one step ahead of the virus.”

COVID: Jabbed US tourists to enter Israel with personal health declaration

Head of Public Health Services Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis revealed how the procedure to travel to the country will work.

What are the emerging financial trends as the world exits the pandemic?

Considering you can’t buy a cup of coffee with bitcoin, and the volatility of the currency, central banks are looking to digitize cash, rather than holding onto physical cash.

Medical technicians test passengers for COVID-19 at the Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Av

Novel AY4.2 COVID Delta variant identified in 11-year-old Israeli

The "Delta Plus" strand has been on the rise in the UK, with British authorities reporting 6% of the positive cases on Tuesday belonging to the AY4.2 strand, according to a Maariv report.

IDF buys hundreds of Israeli-made remote COVID-19 testing devices

The purchases will allow for COVID-infected Israelis in light condition to be released from busy corona wards in hospitals to home hospitalization.

Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine highly protective in 12-18 age group - CDC

The new CDC study was conducted between June and September, when the extremely contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus was predominant.

By REUTERS
19/10/2021

COVID: Israel passes 8,000 deaths. What do we know about them?

Beginning next week, the Green Class outline will be expanded to yellow cities and preschools.

If the chickenpox vaccine lasts 20 years, why not the COVID-19 shot?

Will the third booster shot be our last? Israeli doctors explain the science behind it.

'Our COVID vaccine as good or better than AstraZeneca's' - Valneva

A study showed that Valneva's vaccine, given in two shots 28 days apart, prompted significantly fewer adverse reactions, such as arm pain and fever.

By REUTERS
18/10/2021

COVID: Israel to give AstraZeneca vaccine to those affected by Pfizer

The country is on the cusp of 8,000 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

Everything you need to know about ECMO and COVID-19

ow much do you know about the ECMO device that saves the lives of serious corona patients?

By Dr. Liora Berzag Peru/Walla!
18/10/2021

Coronavirus in Israel: Less than 1,000 new cases in 24 hours

Some 734 new virus carriers were identified on Saturday, the lowest since July.

Boris Mints Institute to present 2021 BMI Prize to Dr. John N. Nkengasong

The 2021 BMI prize will be awarded to Dr. John N. Nkengasong, Director of the Africa CDC for his substantial efforts in managing the pandemic | Watch live on October 17 at 4 p.m. IST.

Coronavirus: Israel is reaching herd immunity – Health official

Head of Public Health Services Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis also said that avoiding major restrictions through the fourth wave came at the price of 1,400 deaths.

COVID vaccines may protect against other coronaviruses - study

A study found that plasma from those vaccinated produced antibodies that could protect against a few different kinds of coronaviruses.

After nearly dying of COVID, 33-year-old Israeli, new mom goes home

“If I could turn the clock back, I would be vaccinated. Coronavirus is very serious and should not be underestimated," the new mother said.

Coronavirus: How does misinformation spread, and how can we stop it?

Coronavirus misinformation is massively harmful. How, then, do we combat such claims?

700 bereaved families celebrate mass bar and bat mitzvahs

“Superland” amusement park – aptly renamed “Mitzvahland” during the event – hosted over 4,000 Israelis who have dealt with tragedy.

By BEN ZION GAD
16/10/2021
An American Airlines Airbus A321-200 plane takes off from Los Angeles International airport (LAX) in

US to partially lift international travel restrictions from Nov. 8

Unvaccinated visitors will still be barred from entering the United States from Canada or Mexico at land borders.

By REUTERS
15/10/2021
TEST TUBE with coronavirus label is seen at the end of January.

UK lab suspended after false negative COVID-19 tests

NHS Test and Trace launched an investigation into a lab in Wolverhampton after reports of people getting negative PCR test results, after testing positive.

By REUTERS
15/10/2021
One World Trade is seen behind a sign that flashes an emergency alert, as the coronavirus disease (C

Jewish New Yorkers’ employment, mental health hit by pandemic - survey

A poll found that 22% of adults in Jewish households in the New York City area faced reduced hours or income in the last year, 8% had been laid off and 12% had been furloughed.

By Julia Gergely/JTA
15/10/2021

COVID-19: FDA advisers back Moderna booster shots for older and high-risk people

The CDC will make specific recommendations on who should get the booster shots.

By REUTERS
14/10/2021

Has Israel become the over-inoculation nation on COVID-19? - analysis

The policy presents particular difficulties for those who were not vaccinated with Pfizer and for whom a booster might not be advisable or available. 

COVID, anxiety, social media addictions - how to build a health routine

How many people were climbing the walls during the holidays in anticipation of a social media fix?

By DR. BATYA L. LUDMAN
14/10/2021

Coronavirus: No new deaths reported in 24 h. for 1st time in 4th wave

Some 1,732 new cases were identified on Wednesday; a week earlier they were 2,549.

EU begins reviewing AstraZeneca's COVID-19 antibody cocktail

The medicine has proven to work in the non-infected and was also shown to save lives and prevent severe disease when given as treatment within a week of first symptoms.

By REUTERS
14/10/2021

Palestinian workers vaccinated with Moderna by Israel lose Green Passes

Palestinians are allowed to enter Israel, but if they go to a Green Pass establishment, they need to take an antigen test.

13/10/2021

Aspirin lowers risk of COVID: New findings support preliminary Israeli trial

The treatment reduced the risk of reaching mechanical ventilation by 44%. ICU admissions were lower by 43%, and an overall in-hospital mortality saw a 47% decrease.

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