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350 yr-old memoir shows how European Jews dealt with 17th century plague

In the midst of a viral pandemic that again is separating parents from their children, Glikl’s poignant rendering of the family’s ordeal rings chillingly familiar.

By PENNY SCHWARTZ/ JTA
28/07/2020

More viruses will jump from animals to people, researchers say.

HIV. Ebola. Swine flu. Bird flu. SARS. MERS. The list goes on, and it’s going to grow longer.

By JONATHAN WOSEN/TNS
25/07/2020
A woman wearing a mask looks on at a terminal at Ben Gurion International airport in Lod, near Tel A

WHO officially declares coronavirus a global epidemic

"Of all the cases reported globally so far, 93% are from just four countries. This is an uneven epidemic at the global level, " said WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Coronavirus cases surge across US as Americans face looming outbreak

At least 57 new coronavirus cases were confirmed nationwide on Thursday alone as the virus struck for the first time in Colorado, Maryland, Tennessee and Texas, as well as the city of San Francisco.

By REUTERS
06/03/2020
Tourists wear protective masks in Saint Mark's Square in Venice as Italy battles a coronavirus outbr

Italy plays down coronavirus risk as death toll rises, cases jump

"The epidemic of misleading information will do more damage to Italy than the risk of the virus epidemic itself"

By REUTERS
27/02/2020

180 Israeli students quarantined after coronavirus exposure

"The potential that someone caught the virus from the [South Korean] tourists is high; whoever doesn't enter quarantine is endangering the public."

China reports large drop in new coronavirus cases in heart of outbreak

Chinese officials have said the apparent slowdown in infection rates is evidence that the strict measures are working.

By REUTERS
20/02/2020
Passengers and children stand on the desk of the cruise ship Diamond Princess, as the vessel's passe

14 Americans evacuated from Japanese cruise ship contract coronavirus

The US State Department added in a statement that these individuals were moved to a specialized containment area for quarantine.

By REUTERS
17/02/2020

Israeli invented 'CoughSync' machine to treat coronavirus in China

"It is a completely noninvasive method of clearing secretions that reproduces normal physiology,” said its inventor, Dr. Eliezer Be'eri.

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