CORONAVIRUS NEWS

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is spreading around the world, including in Israel. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties, but the virus can be fatal. To help maintain the virus, Israel has implemented a number of restrictions on the public.

N.Korea reports over 200,000 fever cases for 5th day amid COVID-19 wave

The ongoing COVID-19 wave, declared last week, has fueled concerns over a lack of vaccines, inadequate medical infrastructure and a potential food crisis.

By REUTERS
21/05/2022

COVID-19 postponed my college reunion - opinion

One event of the “50 plus 1” reunion was a memorial service for those who’d died.

COVID-19: How to cope with 'pandemilash' amid lifting measures - opinion

Nearly 4,000 tourists caught COVID while in Israel. How will we stop future spreads without testing?

20/05/2022

Estrogen treatment associated with reduced COVID deaths - Oxford

Estrogen is a category of hormone responsible for the development and regulation of the female reproductive system – and it can be pointed to as protective against COVID-19.

Israel's COVID-19 vaccine BriLife is dead

The American firm tasked with bringing the shot to market has abandoned it.

AI could determine long COVID risk factors, new research says

New findings out of the NIH have potential to improve clinical research on long COVID and lead to a more regulated treatment regiment.

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Dogs are 92% successful at detecting if you have COVID - study

Using the study, dogs could help prevent the spread of the virus if stationed at public airports and other mass gatherings.

18/05/2022

World in no better place to fight pandemics than before COVID - WHO

The panel called for a high-level meeting at the UN General Assembly and independent health threats council led by heads of state to galvanize action.  

By REUTERS
18/05/2022

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine prevented almost 700,000 hospitalizations -study

The study also found that the vaccine saved over $30 billion in US healthcare costs and over $40 billion in lost productivity.

US FDA clears Pfizer's COVID booster shot for young children

Children below the age of five are not yet eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in the United States.

By REUTERS
17/05/2022
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