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.

Man sentenced to 6.5 years prison for rape of girl in coronavirus hotel

The 21-year-old rapist, in addition to his six-and-a-half-year sentence, will be required to pay NIS 30,000 in compensation to the girl he met and raped.

 Rami Zerneger for Clalit Healthcare Services

Health Ministry issues recommendation for Moderna COVID vaccine

Health Ministry recommends getting Moderna’s new Corona substrains’ vaccine as previous ones have lost much of their protective value

Arbel at UN: We must prepare to prevent next pandemic

Prior to address, he met his Moroccan counterpart to discuss preventing and treating epidemics

WHO pushes China to help reveal the truth on the origins of COVID

The WHO chief's comments come as health authorities and pharmaceutical companies across the world have been racing to update vaccines to combat newer emerging coronavirus variants.


Boy's eye color changes to blue after corona treatment

Six-month-old Japanese boy experiences rare side effect of corona treatment, with eyes turning blue.


COVID is back, and its hosts are unwittingly letting it mutate inside them - comment

The recent increase in COVID cases should not be a cause for concern for the average Israeli – at least not yet.

 Rami Zerneger for Clalit Healthcare Services

Israelis tired of rolling up sleeves are rejecting new needed COVID-19, Flu vaccines

With a new Covid variant and Jewish High Holidays around the corner, Israelis are being reminded to head for their annual vaccinations.

Moderna says updated COVID vaccine is effective against newer variant

Moderna said it had shared the new finding on its vaccine with regulators and submitted it for peer review publication.


Israel sees 30% spike in daily COVID cases, Health Ministry says

However, the number of hospitalized patients has decreased in recent days.


Americans hesistant to vaccinate dogs due to COVID jabs, study finds

About 37% of dog owners also believe that the shots could cause their dogs to develop autism, even though there is absolutely no scientific data that validates this risk for either animals or humans.

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