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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
Pfizer requests emergency authorization for children 5-11

Pfizer requests emergency authorization for children 5-11

Pfizer and BioNTech request FDA issue emergency authorization to allow children ages 5-11 to receive their coronavirus vaccine.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/10/2021 16:24
Saliva test for COVID to be trialed in Israel

Saliva test for COVID to be trialed in Israel

If new test is validated, it will enable faster screening - just 45 minutes until results are obtained.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/10/2021 13:30
New Israeli study demonstrates importance of booster shot of coronavirus vaccine

New Israeli study demonstrates importance of booster shot of coronavirus vaccine

Study showed antibody levels dropping sharply soon after 2nd shot, then decreasing more gradually.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/10/2021 08:50
Green pass cancelled in restaurants and open spaces

Green pass cancelled in restaurants and open spaces

Coronavirus Cabinet approves cancellation of green pass in open spaces, in restaurants and in indoor swimming pools.Ido Ben Porat, 07/10/2021 01:23
Israeli study: Myocarditis extremely rare after COVID-19 vaccine

Israeli study: Myocarditis extremely rare after COVID-19 vaccine

Study by Beilinson Hospital and Clalit Research Institute finds myocarditis after COVID-19 vaccine is rare even among young men.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/10/2021 00:50
Pfizer scientists: Natural immunity better than our vaccine

Pfizer scientists: Natural immunity better than our vaccine

'Alternate treatments pushed aside over money.' Scientists involved in development of Pfizer vaccine say natural immunity likely superior.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/10/2021 14:09
Has COVID 4.0 ended? We'll know by next week says Health Minister director-general

Has COVID 4.0 ended? We'll know by next week says Health Minister director-general

Prof. Nachman Ash notes continued drop in cases, credits booster shot campaign.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/10/2021 13:45
PM Naftali Bennett decides: No quarantine for students in green areas

PM Naftali Bennett decides: No quarantine for students in green areas

As COVID numbers continue to drop, Bennett wants to see "an end to this period of uncertainty and peace of mind for parents."Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/10/2021 12:43
New study shows 'substantial' risk of long-term disease in COVID survivors

New study shows 'substantial' risk of long-term disease in COVID survivors

Study tracked over 6 million people using U.S. Veterans Affairs database, focusing on heart disorders.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/10/2021 10:53
Watch: Protesters clash with police over COVID passes in Amsterdam

Watch: Protesters clash with police over COVID passes in Amsterdam

WARNING: Graphic violenceArutz Sheva Staff, 06/10/2021 09:47
Watch: Anti-vaxxer protesters trash NYC testing center

Watch: Anti-vaxxer protesters trash NYC testing center

A group protesting NYC's vaccine mandate attacked a COVID-19 testing station in Union Square.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/10/2021 07:33
CDC cites Jewish camps as proof camps can be COVID safe

CDC cites Jewish camps as proof camps can be COVID safe

CDC report highlights Camp Ramah network's success with clamping down on COVID this summer in new report.Gabe Friedman, JTA, 06/10/2021 07:29
Johnson & Johnson asks FDA to authorize booster shots

Johnson & Johnson asks FDA to authorize booster shots

Johnson & Johnson asks FDA to authorize booster shots of its COVID-19 vaccine for people over the age of 18.Ben Ariel, 06/10/2021 06:08
Cabinet to approve easing of green pass limits as of next week

Cabinet to approve easing of green pass limits as of next week

Prime Minister to ask ministers to allow restrictions to be lifted on outdoor attractions, open-air restaurants and indoor swimming pools.Ben Ariel, 06/10/2021 00:06
Israel in talks to purchase Merck COVID pill

Israel in talks to purchase Merck COVID pill

Studies find Molnupiravir pill halves chances of dying from COVID. Treatment costs $800 per patient.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/10/2021 20:56
Iranians losing faith in regime? 'We'll die of COVID or hunger'

Iranians losing faith in regime? 'We'll die of COVID or hunger'

Iranians are no longer afraid to tell the media how they feel about the government's handling of the crisis.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/10/2021 20:16
Serious COVID cases drop below 500

Serious COVID cases drop below 500

50,000 Israelis receive COVID booster shot in last day. COVID Czar warns 5th wave could still come as 4th wave winds down.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/10/2021 19:39
Man On Respirator: “I Thought Corona Was Over”

Man On Respirator: “I Thought Corona Was Over”

Many of the currently hospitalized severe cases in Israel were shocked to be admitted: General opinion among many was that corona was “over”Sponsored Content, 05/10/2021 13:07
Green Pass system imposed at Israel military bases

Green Pass system imposed at Israel military bases

IDF to limit access at army bases to the vaccinated, recovered, and soldiers with recent COVID tests.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/10/2021 12:32
These Jewish NYC schoolteachers want a religious exemption from the city’s vaccine mandate

These Jewish NYC schoolteachers want a religious exemption from the city’s vaccine mandate

Some Jewish teachers in New York City are trying to secure exemptions from the city's sweeping vaccine mandate based on religious objectionsPhilissa Cramer, JTA, 05/10/2021 07:39
EU medical watchdog approves COVID booster shots

EU medical watchdog approves COVID booster shots

European Medicines Agency approves 3rd doses of Pfizer, Moderna vaccines for all adults 6 months after 2nd shot.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/10/2021 19:18