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Israel begins mass vaccination campaign for third dose

Israel begins mass vaccination campaign for third dose

Prime Minister Bennett, President Herzog kick off campaign for 3rd dose of COVID vaccine. Netanyahu to be among first to receive 3rd dose.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/07/2021 10:55
Netanyahu: The government wasted precious time in bringing the third vaccine

Netanyahu: The government wasted precious time in bringing the third vaccine

Opposition leader blasts the government over the delay in bringing COVID-19 vaccines to Israel.Ido Ben Porat, 30/07/2021 06:14
Most Israelis believe government is mishandling the COVID crisis

Most Israelis believe government is mishandling the COVID crisis

Poll finds majority of the public thinks the government is poorly handling the COVID-19 crisis.Ben Ariel, 30/07/2021 05:13
WHO: Delta variant has led to 'surge' in outbreaks in Middle East

WHO: Delta variant has led to 'surge' in outbreaks in Middle East

World Health Organization says Delta variant has triggered a fourth wave in the Middle East.Ben Ariel, 30/07/2021 03:09
Biden orders federal workers to get vaccinated or submit to testing

Biden orders federal workers to get vaccinated or submit to testing

Biden also calls on state and local governments to offer $100 payments to individuals in order to incentivize coronavirus vaccinations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/07/2021 00:03
New report shows vaccine effectiveness dropping over half a year

New report shows vaccine effectiveness dropping over half a year

A new report indicates that the COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer will drop by more than ten percent inside half a year.Arutz Sheva Staff , 29/07/2021 23:25
Germany: Anti-vaxxers charged with making light of Holocaust

Germany: Anti-vaxxers charged with making light of Holocaust

German man publishes Facebook post comparing Auschwitz to vaccines - and will stand trial for incitement and racism.Nitzan Keidar, 29/07/2021 16:02
Supervisors to enforce mask-wearing on public transportation

Supervisors to enforce mask-wearing on public transportation

Transportation Ministry procures budget to hire 400 supervisors to enforce mask-wearing on public transportation around the country.Hezki Baruch, 29/07/2021 15:01
Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis: 'Change policies at the airport'

Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis: 'Change policies at the airport'

'Exponential increase in number of imported coronavirus infections,' Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis, Head of Public Health Services, says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/07/2021 14:31
In Israel, three dead of coronavirus in one day

In Israel, three dead of coronavirus in one day

Israel's Delta wave sees seven deaths in one week, just four weeks after number of infections began to spike.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/07/2021 13:58
PM Bennett: 'Experts' recommendations carry great weight, we'll decide today'

PM Bennett: 'Experts' recommendations carry great weight, we'll decide today'

PM Naftali Bennett says 'plan of action' almost ready, says Israelis have 'three layers of protection' against coronavirus.Hezki Baruch, 29/07/2021 13:30
Yifat Shasha-Biton: 'Vaccination in schools? That's a crime'

Yifat Shasha-Biton: 'Vaccination in schools? That's a crime'

Education Min. Shasha-Biton refuses to hear of vaccination in schools, says children are under 'emotional stress' from being at home.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/07/2021 09:27
Experts recommend third dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Experts recommend third dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Ministry of Health experts recommend third dose for the elderly. The move could be implemented as early as next week.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/07/2021 00:25
Yaffa Ben David: 'The principals aren't ready - that's insane'

Yaffa Ben David: 'The principals aren't ready - that's insane'

Yaffa Ben David, head of the Teachers Union, blasts Education Min. Shasha-Biton: 'Clarify policies, we heard it only from the media.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2021 20:18
Prof. Gabi Barabash supports Education Minister's plan for opening schools

Prof. Gabi Barabash supports Education Minister's plan for opening schools

Former Health Min. Director General supports plan for 48-hour quarantine for schoolchildren with infected classmate. 'It could work.'Hezki Baruch, 28/07/2021 19:27
Natan Sharansky hospitalized with COVID

Natan Sharansky hospitalized with COVID

Former Soviet Refusenik tests positive after returning from Washington, released from the hospital last night.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2021 17:21
Watch: Dr. Fauci outlines the dangers of new COVID variant

Watch: Dr. Fauci outlines the dangers of new COVID variant

Dr. Anthony Fauci explains the dangers inherent in the Delta variant as well as the CDC’s guidelines for dealing with the new wave.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2021 14:24
Coronavirus: Number of confirmed cases skyrockets to over 14,000

Coronavirus: Number of confirmed cases skyrockets to over 14,000

Over 2,200 new coronavirus cases diagnosed in one day, 153 are in serious condition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2021 12:00
Health Ministry to begin offering third coronavirus vaccine dose - next week

Health Ministry to begin offering third coronavirus vaccine dose - next week

Health Ministry preparing to vaccinate elderly population with booster shot of coronavirus vaccine, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2021 11:32
Israel: Over 12,000 active COVID-19 cases for 1st time in months

Israel: Over 12,000 active COVID-19 cases for 1st time in months

Chair of Health Department at Ben-Gurion U. says Israel was late reinstating health measures, tries to alloy fears of renewed virus wave.i24NEWS, 28/07/2021 10:39
Data from Israel confirms: Booster dose safe for use

Data from Israel confirms: Booster dose safe for use

According to reports, data from around 2,000 Israelis suggests that a 3rd dose of COVID-19 vaccine is safe.Eitan Divinsky, 28/07/2021 07:24
Biden to require federal employees to be vaccinated

Biden to require federal employees to be vaccinated

Biden expected to announce a requirement that all federal employees and contractors be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be regularly tested.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2021 04:42
Health Ministry chief: 'Green pass' won't make a difference

Health Ministry chief: 'Green pass' won't make a difference

Director general of Ministry of Health to hospital directors: Additional measures to prevent COVID-19 spread will be taken.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2021 04:03
Biden: Vaccinations and mask wearing will prevent lockdowns

Biden: Vaccinations and mask wearing will prevent lockdowns

Biden urges Americans to follow CDC directives calling on fully vaccinated people to wear masks in areas that have high infection rates.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2021 01:11
CDC: Vaccinated people should mask up indoors

CDC: Vaccinated people should mask up indoors

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issues new guidelines on masking in response to spread of Delta variant.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/07/2021 22:50
Israel reinstates COVID guidelines, leaving businesses, recreational activities open

Israel reinstates COVID guidelines, leaving businesses, recreational activities open

The Coronavirus Cabinet approved measures aimed at preventing the Delta variant of Corona from getting out of hand.ILTV, 27/07/2021 19:46
White House, health officials warns: 'Don't go to Vegas'

White House, health officials warns: 'Don't go to Vegas'

Officials in Hawaii warned residents against traveling to Las Vegas due to a recent spike in Delta variant infections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/07/2021 18:28
Health Min. approves vaccination of at-risk children

Health Min. approves vaccination of at-risk children

Starting next month, doctors will be able to vaccinate children over the age of 5 with preexisting conditions against COVID.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/07/2021 18:08
Two athletes test positive for COVID at Olympic Games despite heightened health measures

Two athletes test positive for COVID at Olympic Games despite heightened health measures

Tokyo Olympics organizers reported 7 new COVID-19 cases at the Games, including two athletes, bringing the total number since July 1 to 155.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/07/2021 17:13
PM Bennett: 'We're very close to a third vaccine dose'

PM Bennett: 'We're very close to a third vaccine dose'

As infection rates soar, PM Bennett says Israel 'very close' to offering 3rd dose of coronavirus vaccine for the vulnerable. 'We're on it.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/07/2021 15:56
Over 2,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day

Over 2,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day

Thirty-four coronavirus patients are in critical condition, and 26 are on ventilators.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/07/2021 12:27
Health Min.: 'No way to avoid capsules in school'

Health Min.: 'No way to avoid capsules in school'

Education Min. plan for new school year is 'too little, and it will be too late,' Health Min. officials say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/07/2021 11:03
Delta variant forcing synagogues to re-evaluate High Holiday plans

Delta variant forcing synagogues to re-evaluate High Holiday plans

Synagogues made COVID-safe High Holiday plans. Then came the Delta variant.Shira Hanau, JTA, 27/07/2021 09:23
CDC raises travel health notice for Israel to Level 3

CDC raises travel health notice for Israel to Level 3

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls on Americans not to travel to Israel unless fully vaccinated.Elad Benari, 27/07/2021 02:13
Increase in morbidity in haredi educational institutions

Increase in morbidity in haredi educational institutions

Number of serious COVID cases in Israel continues to rise, now stands at 121.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/07/2021 22:06
The Health Ministry glitch that caused COVID infections

The Health Ministry glitch that caused COVID infections

Glitch causing notices telling people they no longer had to quarantine leads to carriers spreading COVID.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/07/2021 21:23
Snow Leopard contracts COVID at San Diego Zoo

Snow Leopard contracts COVID at San Diego Zoo

Rare and endangered big cat diagnosed with COVID-19 after care specialists noticed it had a cough and a runny nose.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/07/2021 19:28
Health Min. Director: Rise in COVID cases troubling

Health Min. Director: Rise in COVID cases troubling

Prof. Nachman Ash hopes green passport restrictions will reduce outbreak as number of serious COVID cases surpasses 100.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/07/2021 18:02
Israeli Health Ministry Chief: 'We might impose lockdown during holidays'

Israeli Health Ministry Chief: 'We might impose lockdown during holidays'

Director-General of Israeli Health Ministry says government is considering imposing a new lockdown during holiday season.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/07/2021 12:48
Israel: Over 100 coronavirus patients in serious condition

Israel: Over 100 coronavirus patients in serious condition

Nearly 200 hospitalized, over 100 coronavirus patients in serious condition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/07/2021 11:44
Only passengers to be allowed to enter airport terminal

Only passengers to be allowed to enter airport terminal

Ben Gurion airport announces restrictions on who can enter terminals.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/07/2021 10:45
Hospital staff fighting to save 38-year-old postpartum coronavirus patient

Hospital staff fighting to save 38-year-old postpartum coronavirus patient

Unvaccinated pregnant woman in critical condition after contracting coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/07/2021 09:55
Education Minister: Don't turn schools into vaccination centers

Education Minister: Don't turn schools into vaccination centers

Officials claim Education Minister called vaccines 'controversial' as she works to block plans to encourage children to get the jab.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/07/2021 09:29
Flight attendants helpless in face of mask-refusing passengers

Flight attendants helpless in face of mask-refusing passengers

Israeli passengers have a list of excuses for why they aren't wearing masks - and flight attendants can't do anything about it.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/07/2021 08:58
Fauci: We’re going in the wrong direction

Fauci: We’re going in the wrong direction

Top US infectious diseases expert says the country is in an “unnecessary predicament” of COVID-19 cases fueled.Ben Ariel, 26/07/2021 05:30
Dr. Fauci defends funding coronavirus research in Wuhan

Dr. Fauci defends funding coronavirus research in Wuhan

The United States gave around $600,000 toward research into whether coronaviruses could be transmitted from bats to humans...Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/07/2021 23:16
Health Ministry chief: Don't travel abroad unless it's vital

Health Ministry chief: Don't travel abroad unless it's vital

Policies regarding travel & quarantine likely to change, warns Health Ministry director-general.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/07/2021 19:19
Preschoolers get COVID after sick worker ordered to show up

Preschoolers get COVID after sick worker ordered to show up

Preschool short on workers tells teenage employee to show up for work, despite having COVID symptoms.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/07/2021 18:44
New study shows vaccine efficacy in preventing serious illness

New study shows vaccine efficacy in preventing serious illness

Study shows vaccine gives between 2 and 8 times more protection from serious case of Covid-19.Orly Harari, 25/07/2021 17:55
Could the Olympics become a 'super-spreader' event?

Could the Olympics become a 'super-spreader' event?

With the pandemic hitting a new wave, athletes competing at the 2021 Olympics in Japan are facing a whole new reality.i24NEWS, 25/07/2021 13:11
US: Growing number of vaccinated individuals infected by COVID

US: Growing number of vaccinated individuals infected by COVID

The Delta variant of COVID-19 has proven a lot more infectious, but experts say symptoms usually don't go beyond those of a regular cold.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/07/2021 11:31
Internal rebellion brewing as China denies origins of COVID-19?

Internal rebellion brewing as China denies origins of COVID-19?

With China blocking a W.H.O.-mandated COVID origins probe, local scientists are beginning to question the government's approach.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/07/2021 07:57
Far fewer haredi COVID patients in current wave

Far fewer haredi COVID patients in current wave

High vaccination rates, number of people who have already recovered, and adherence to guidelines keep infections down, health ministry says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/07/2021 07:52
Health Ministry: 80% of vaccinated coronavirus carriers didn't infect anyone

Health Ministry: 80% of vaccinated coronavirus carriers didn't infect anyone

New Health Ministry data shows vaccinated coronavirus carriers did not cause mass outbreaks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/07/2021 23:33
Coronavirus in Israel: Nearly 90 in serious condition

Coronavirus in Israel: Nearly 90 in serious condition

MDA announces new vaccination stations for teens as number of vaccinated youth remains static, while number of new coronavirus cases rises.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/07/2021 22:12
US to purchase 200 million more Pfizer doses

US to purchase 200 million more Pfizer doses

The doses are expected to be delivered from October 2021 through April 2022.Elad Benari, Canada, 24/07/2021 02:05
Health Ministry chief on Bennett's speech: I am against attacks on vaccine refusers

Health Ministry chief on Bennett's speech: I am against attacks on vaccine refusers

Professor Nachman Ash: The vaccine is important, but I don't believe in attacking those who refuse to get it.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 24/07/2021 00:27