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Ichilov Medical team at the coronavirus unit, in the Ichilov hospital, Tel Aviv, Israel, July 28, 20
Cause for optimism? COVID-19 could curb spread of seasonal flu

“We really cannot tell how this will play out: The best policy would be to hope for the best and prepare for the worst.”

A medical worker holds vials containing the flu vaccine in Tel Aviv.
Health Min. fears flu vaccine shortage will make COVID-19 treatment harder

The Health Ministry fears a lack of enough flu vaccines which may be a challenge when trying to differentiate between coronavirus and influenza patients.

New virus in pigs with 'pandemic potential' found in China

China took action against an outbreak of avian H1N1 in 2009, restricting incoming flights from affected countries and putting tens of thousands of people into quarantine.

By REUTERS
30/06/2020
What Israel needs to do to survive corona this winter - health experts

“Now we have 160 patients a day, but during the winter we may have 1,600,” he said.

A doctor prepares a syringe as part of the start of the seasonal influenza vaccination campaign in N
Global shortage of flu vaccines expected to hit Israel

The coronavirus epidemic created competition between countries as to which ones will be able to get the most vaccines.

Israelis wear face masks for fear of the coronavirus as they walk through the market in Ramle on May
How did Israel crack the coronavirus code and what's next?

Israeli doctors and scientists look back at how the country has handled COVID-19 and predict what might happen next

Meet the 107-year-old woman who survived the coronavirus and Spanish flu

“It’s remarkable,” Shapiro said. “That’s all I can say. It’s just unbelievable. I think perhaps it’s because of her art that she’s still involved in.”

By BEN HARRIS/JTA
07/05/2020
A bus driver wears a mask following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the Manhattan
Medical advice: Confessions of an Israeli family physician

I believe the average Israeli is well-informed on health issues. Yet despite all our efforts, a large percentage of the population declined the offer of a vaccine.

By DR. JONTY MARESKY
07/05/2020
When the Spanish Flu arrived in the Land of Israel

The pandemic known as the Spanish flu spread across the world in the early 20th century, reaching the Land of Israel as well; we took a look back at the news reports of the day

By AMIT NAOR / NATIONAL LIBRARY OF ISRAEL
23/03/2020
Thai doctors say cocktail of flu, HIV drugs can help fight coronavirus

Chinese health officials have already been administering the HIV and flu drugs to fight the coronavirus. The use of the three together in a cocktail seemed to improve the treatment.

By REUTERS
02/02/2020
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