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New COVID-19 variant identified in Israel

New COVID-19 variant identified in Israel

11-year-old who returned from abroad found positive for the AY4.2 Delta variant that has been detected in several European countries.Orli Harari, 19/10/2021 23:59
CDC: Pfizer vaccine 93% effective in preventing hospitalization in teens

CDC: Pfizer vaccine 93% effective in preventing hospitalization in teens

Centers for Disease Control study finds Pfizer vaccine highly effective among children ages 12-18.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/10/2021 21:54
Sputnik V COVID vaccine recipients to be allowed into Israel

Sputnik V COVID vaccine recipients to be allowed into Israel

Recipients of Russian-developed coronavirus vaccine to be allowed into Israel.i24NEWS, 19/10/2021 18:01
Number of seriously ill COVID patients drops below 500

Number of seriously ill COVID patients drops below 500

1,483 new COVID cases, as infection rate continues to decline.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/10/2021 15:01
Capoeira instructor infects 93 with COVID-19

Capoeira instructor infects 93 with COVID-19

Symptomatic instructor tests positive for coronavirus - and continues teaching his classes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/10/2021 14:54
'Green Classroom' outline to be expanded to kindergarten and day care centers

'Green Classroom' outline to be expanded to kindergarten and day care centers

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett adopts recommendation of Ministry of Health. The outline will also be extended to cities marked as "yellow".Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/10/2021 03:33
Report: FDA to permit 'mixing and matching' of booster shots

Report: FDA to permit 'mixing and matching' of booster shots

FDA planning to allow Americans to get a different booster shot of COVID-19 vaccine than the one they initially took, sources say.Ben Ariel, 19/10/2021 02:06
Israel's COVID-19 death toll surpasses 8,000

Israel's COVID-19 death toll surpasses 8,000

The number of COVID-19 carriers in serious condition continues to decline and stands at 357.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/10/2021 01:12
Colin Powell dies of COVID complications

Colin Powell dies of COVID complications

Former US Secretary of State under George W. Bush passes away at 84 from COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated,Gary Willig, 18/10/2021 15:57
Israel, India, to recognize each others' vaccination certificates

Israel, India, to recognize each others' vaccination certificates

Israel joins International Solar Alliance, agrees with India to mutually recognize coronavirus vaccine certificates.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/10/2021 13:53
Health Min.: AstraZeneca distribution to begin this week

Health Min.: AstraZeneca distribution to begin this week

Israel's Health Ministry informs HMOs: Distribution of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine begins this week.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/10/2021 13:11
Fewer hospitalizations as COVID infection rate continues to drop

Fewer hospitalizations as COVID infection rate continues to drop

1,199 new coronavirus cases in Israel Sunday, as infection rate and number of hospitalizations continues to drop.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/10/2021 12:45
New US COVID-19 travel policy to go into effect next month

New US COVID-19 travel policy to go into effect next month

White House: New policy requires foreign travelers to prove vaccination; only certain vaccines acceptable.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/10/2021 09:08
Arkansas Governor supports employer vaccine mandates

Arkansas Governor supports employer vaccine mandates

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson defends employers mandating that employees get a COVID-19 but opposes federal and state mandates.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/10/2021 05:04
Israel almost at 8,000 COVID-19 deaths

Israel almost at 8,000 COVID-19 deaths

16 people have died from COVID-19 since the weekend, only three of them vaccinated. In the last month, 453 patients have died.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/10/2021 23:58
In 1st since July, less than 1000 new coronavirus cases diagnosed

In 1st since July, less than 1000 new coronavirus cases diagnosed

Weekend dip registers three-digit number of new coronavirus cases; number of hospitalized patients remains stable.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/10/2021 13:51
Requirement to scan bar code on Green Pass goes into effect

Requirement to scan bar code on Green Pass goes into effect

Starting Sunday, the Green Pass will need to include an encrypted bar code. This Green Pass will be valid for only six months.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/10/2021 09:26
76% of COVID-19 carriers in Israel are unvaccinated

76% of COVID-19 carriers in Israel are unvaccinated

2,080 people diagnosed over the weekend as positive for COVID-19. 382 people are hospitalized in serious condition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/10/2021 04:07
FDA delaying decision on Moderna vaccine for adolescents

FDA delaying decision on Moderna vaccine for adolescents

FDA delaying decision on authorizing Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 15/10/2021 23:16
FDA advisers recommend Johnson & Johnson's booster shot

FDA advisers recommend Johnson & Johnson's booster shot

Outside advisers to Food and Drug Administration vote unanimously to recommend a second shot of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine.Elad Benari, Canada, 15/10/2021 21:40
Coronavirus positivity rate lowest since mid-July

Coronavirus positivity rate lowest since mid-July

Nearly 200 coronavirus patients in critical condition, over 160 intubated, Health Ministry says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/10/2021 11:41
Survey shows NY Jews suffered less than other populations

Survey shows NY Jews suffered less than other populations

Survey: Jewish New Yorkers’ employment, mental health suffered during pandemic.Julia Gergely, JTA, 15/10/2021 09:49
Is the end of the COVID czar post coming?

Is the end of the COVID czar post coming?

Prof. Salman Zarka has informed his associates that he will step down if the number of COVID-19 cases continues to decline.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/10/2021 03:14
FDA panel recommends Moderna booster

FDA panel recommends Moderna booster

Panel of expert advisers to FDA votes 19-0 to recommend booster shots of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for Americans aged 65 and older.Ben Ariel, 15/10/2021 00:06
Masks, Green Pass expected to remain as Israel mulls exit strategy following fourth wave

Masks, Green Pass expected to remain as Israel mulls exit strategy following fourth wave

Government to deliberate on Israel's reopening to tourists, reductions on COVID restrictions - though masks, Green Pass likely to remain.David Rosenberg, 14/10/2021 21:25
US land borders to reopen - but only to the fully vaccinated

US land borders to reopen - but only to the fully vaccinated

Non-essential travel will be permitted to Canada & Mexico, in line with recent changes to air travel regulations. Europe may follow suit.Y Rabinovitz, 14/10/2021 11:52
Ashdod hospital closes coronavirus ward

Ashdod hospital closes coronavirus ward

Over 400 coronavirus patients in serious condition, nearly 170 intubated, Health Ministry says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/10/2021 11:30
Likud MK: Health Ministry is inciting against the unvaccinated

Likud MK: Health Ministry is inciting against the unvaccinated

'Health Ministry is inciting against the unvaccinated,' says MK, suggesting he himself may refuse to get COVID jab.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/10/2021 14:41
Education Ministry hiding coronavirus infection rates?

Education Ministry hiding coronavirus infection rates?

Last year, data on coronavirus infections in schools was published daily, & there was clear information on the number of infected children.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/10/2021 13:03
Health Ministry cancels quarantine requirement for caregivers

Health Ministry cancels quarantine requirement for caregivers

Israel's Health Ministry cancels requirement for vaccinated parents to quarantine child tests positive for coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/10/2021 12:22
White House to governors: Start preparing to vaccinate young children

White House to governors: Start preparing to vaccinate young children

Biden administration purchases 65m pediatric doses of coronavirus vaccine, instructs states to begin preparing to vaccinate children 5-11.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/10/2021 11:48
COVID infection rate falls to lowest level since July

COVID infection rate falls to lowest level since July

Just 1,793 new cases of COVID on Tuesday, with 1.7% of tests coming back positive as number of hospitalized patients continues to decline.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/10/2021 10:14
Argentina begins vaccinating children 3-11

Argentina begins vaccinating children 3-11

Argentina administers Chinese coronavirus vaccine to children ages 3 and up. 'By the end of the year, everyone 3 and up will be protected.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/10/2021 09:54
Corona Fiasco in Israel

Corona Fiasco in Israel

Some policy has been excellent, especially the Pfizer vaccine story, including ordering the 3rd dose. But other things were botched. Op-ed.Dr. Aryeh Hirsch  , 13/10/2021 09:24
FDA scientists: Moderna did not meet all criteria for boosters

FDA scientists: Moderna did not meet all criteria for boosters

Scientists at FDA say Moderna has not met all of the agency's criteria to support use of booster doses of its COVID-19 vaccine.Ben Ariel, 13/10/2021 05:47
Fewer COVID hospitalizations, seriously ill patients

Fewer COVID hospitalizations, seriously ill patients

2,323 new cases of the coronavirus diagnosed Monday as infection rate inches up - but number of hospitalized patients continues to fall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2021 10:49
New coronavirus variant on its way to Israel?

New coronavirus variant on its way to Israel?

'We'll need to see if the new variant is dangerous to us,' Health Min. Director General says.103FM, 12/10/2021 10:05
Chabad rabbis: 'Get third dose of coronavirus vaccine without delay'

Chabad rabbis: 'Get third dose of coronavirus vaccine without delay'

Chabad rabbinical court publishes letter demanding hasidim follow updated Health Min. instructions, receive 3rd dose of coronavirus vaccine.Yehonatan Gottlieb, 12/10/2021 09:44
Professor Nachman Ash: 'Israel on its way out of the fourth wave'

Professor Nachman Ash: 'Israel on its way out of the fourth wave'

'We could have taken steps which would reduce infections, but the decisions were made,' says Health Min. Director General.103FM, 12/10/2021 08:47
AstraZeneca reports positive results in COVID-19 treatment trial

AstraZeneca reports positive results in COVID-19 treatment trial

AstraZeneca says its COVID-19 drug achieved significant reduction in severe COVID-19 or death in non-hospitalized patients.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2021 06:08
Texas Governor bars vaccine mandates

Texas Governor bars vaccine mandates

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issues executive order barring all COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the state by any entity.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2021 04:14
Brazil's President 'bored' by questions on COVID-19 death toll

Brazil's President 'bored' by questions on COVID-19 death toll

Jair Bolsonaro tells reporter he does not want to be "bored" with questions about 600,000 COVID-19 deaths in his country.Ben Ariel, 12/10/2021 02:00
Sharp rise in number of children hospitalized with PIMS

Sharp rise in number of children hospitalized with PIMS

Over 35 children hospitalized with PIMS within less than two weeks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/10/2021 12:05
Booster dose provides young people with 17x the protection

Booster dose provides young people with 17x the protection

New data published by Israel's Health Ministry shows booster dose highly effective at preventing infection among young people.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/10/2021 11:11
Steady decline in COVID cases, number of seriously ill patients

Steady decline in COVID cases, number of seriously ill patients

Just 1.88% of COVID tests returned positive, as number of seriously ill patients continues to fall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/10/2021 10:33
Girl, 7.5, suffers severe post-coronavirus symptoms

Girl, 7.5, suffers severe post-coronavirus symptoms

Seven-year-old girl in serious condition after mother infects her with coronavirus. 'I even read on Google,' mother says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/10/2021 08:51
Elderly yeshiva dean dies of coronavirus

Elderly yeshiva dean dies of coronavirus

Rabbi Avraham Erlanger, one of the heads of the Kol Torah Yeshiva, dies of coronavirus in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/10/2021 08:18
Expert: It is important to get vaccinated against the flu as well

Expert: It is important to get vaccinated against the flu as well

Prof. Nadav Davidovitch of Ben Gurion University: There is no problem with getting both COVID-19 and flu vaccine together.Shimon Cohen, 11/10/2021 06:35
Health Min. data: Majority of severe illness in unvaccinated coronavirus patients

Health Min. data: Majority of severe illness in unvaccinated coronavirus patients

Number of coronavirus deaths tops 7,900, as number of new cases continues to drop.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/10/2021 10:09
Shortage of tests may delay early release from quarantine

Shortage of tests may delay early release from quarantine

'Green classroom' plan goes into effect, allowing students to test instead of quarantine when classmate is diagnosed with coronavirus.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/10/2021 09:03
Republican gubernatorial candidate has COVID-19

Republican gubernatorial candidate has COVID-19

Allen West, candidate for Republican nomination Texas governor, receiving antibody injections after being diagnosed with COVID-19 pneumonia.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/10/2021 05:10
Number of COVID patients in serious condition rises

Number of COVID patients in serious condition rises

Positivity rate and coefficient of infection continue to fall, but number of serious cases rises slightly.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/10/2021 21:41
16-Year-old dies of Post-COVID syndrome

16-Year-old dies of Post-COVID syndrome

Boy dies after suffering Pediatric Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome as a result of coronavirus infection.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/10/2021 19:53
CDC advisers to discuss Moderna, J&J booster doses

CDC advisers to discuss Moderna, J&J booster doses

Independent advisers to CDC will meet later this month to make recommendations on booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson's vaccines.Elad Benari, Canada, 08/10/2021 23:21
COVID infection rate falls to three-month low

COVID infection rate falls to three-month low

Number of seriously ill coronavirus patients continues to decline as infection rate drops to three-month low.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/10/2021 10:34
Starting next week: Pilot for end of quarantine in 'green' localities gets underway

Starting next week: Pilot for end of quarantine in 'green' localities gets underway

Students who come in contact with COVID-19 carriers in green cities will be permitted to attend school following series of tests.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/10/2021 00:27
Infant in serious condition due to coronavirus complication

Infant in serious condition due to coronavirus complication

Six-month-old infant suffering from post-COVID inflammatory syndrome is transferred to Sheba to allow hookup to an ECMO machine.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/10/2021 17:55