Meet the guys who find COVID in sewage

The Health Ministry’s national lab for environmental virology tests sewage across Israel to pinpoint high risk coronavirus infection areas.

Naor Meningher and Eytan Weinstein ,

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Since Delta is on the rise and we might all be put back in our cages in a few weeks time, we thought it would be a great idea to revisit our old friend, COVID. But this time, from a different angle.

Dr. Yair Lewis is part of the Health Ministry’s national lab for environmental virology led by Dr. Itay Bar-Or, which is testing sewage across Israel to help pinpoint high risk coronavirus infection areas.

Dr. Lewis is also the VP Medical at Navina, a medical AI startup that makes patient data accessible for care providers. He earned his MD from the Hebrew University, and is board certified in Internal Medicine. Yair also holds a PhD in molecular biology from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.



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