Canada Vaccine Panel Recommends 4 Months Between COVID Doses

A national panel of vaccine experts in Canada recommended Wednesday that provinces extend the interval between the two doses of a COVID-19 shot to...

Tactical Shift: Europe Seeks Vaccine ‘Overdrive’ To Catch Up

Slow off the blocks in the race to immunize its citizens against COVID-19, Germany faces an unfamiliar problem: a glut of vaccines and not...

Israel’s Death Rate Rose By 10% In 2020, Chareidi Sector Worst-Hit

Israel's death rate rose by about 10% in 2020, according to a report published on Monday. The report by the Taub Center for Social Policy...

We’ll Face Catastrophe If Israel’s Borders Are Opened Too Widely, Health Official Says

Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis, the head of the Health Ministry's Public Health division, told the coronavirus cabinet on Tuesday ahead of the decision to reopen...

Israel May Enter 4th Lockdown Prior To Election, COVID Czar Says

Israel may need to enter a fourth lockdown ahead of the March 23 election, coronavirus czar Prof. Nachman Ash said in an interview with...

Snubbing EU, Austrian, Danish Leaders To Visit Israel To Discuss Vaccine Production

Austria and Denmark have further dented the European Union’s already fragile coronavirus vaccine solidarity by announcing plans to team up with Israel to produce...

Palestinian Authority Faces Criticism Over Vaccine Rollout

The Palestinian Authority’s decision to divert some of its stockpile of coronavirus vaccines to senior officials, soccer players and others has sparked controversy, feeding...

88% Of Israelis Over Age 50 Were Vaccinated Or Recovered From Virus

About 88% of Israelis over the age of 50 have either been vaccinated against the coronavirus or have recovered from the virus, according to...

More Contagious Brazilian Virus Variant Emerges In Oregon

A coronavirus variant that was first detected in Brazil has emerged in Oregon, the first known case of the new variant on the contiguous...

3 Cases Of New York Virus Variant Discovered In Israel

Israel's Health Ministry stated on Tuesday that it has discovered three cases of the New York coronavirus variant in Israel. Health Ministry officials believe that...

Virus Variant Races Through Italy, Especially Among Children

The variant of the coronavirus discovered in Britain is prevalent among Italy’s infected schoolchildren and is helping to fuel a “robust” uptick in the...

Israel Will Have New Virus Wave But With Milder Cases, Virus Expert Says

Israel will experience a surge in virus infections this month as the economy is reopened but will likely see less serious cases, according to Prof....

1 Out Of 5 Virus Cases In Israel In February Was Among Young Children

Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis, the head of the Health Ministry's Public Health division, warned government ministers on Monday of the worrying increase of coronavirus cases...

Israel Begins Vaccinating Recovered COVID Patients

Israel's Health Ministry informed the Kupot Cholim on Monday that they can begin vaccinating recovered coronavirus patients on Tuesday. Recovered virus patients over the age...

Chinese Vaccines Sweep Much Of The World, Despite Concerns

The plane laden with vaccines had just rolled to a stop at Santiago’s airport in late January, and Chile’s president, Sebastián Piñera, was beaming....

WHO: ‘Premature,’ ‘Unrealistic’ COVID-19 Will End Soon

A senior World Health Organization official said Monday it was “premature” and “unrealistic” to think the pandemic might be stopped by the end of...

Toronto Vaccinates Police Officers Before Those 80 Or Above

Canada’s largest city has started vaccinating police officers ahead of people 80 years of age and older. A Toronto police spokesperson said Monday police constables...

Israel: 444 Cases Of South African Variant, Los Angeles Variant Spreading

For the first time in Israel, a case of the Los Angeles variant was discovered in an Israeli who hadn't been in California or...

Netanyahu: “We May Need To Get Vaccinated Every 6 Months”

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Monday morning that Israelis may need to get vaccinated twice this year due to mutated virus variants and...

Lungs Of IDF Soldier Killed By Misfire Donated To COVID Patient

The IDF soldier hit by accidental gunfire on Tuesday night on his army base in the Jordan Valley died on Friday morning at Hadassah...

4 Israeli Children In Critical Condition Due To COVID

There are four Israeli children in critical condition with the coronavirus, according to Health Ministry data. There are also six pregnant women in critical condition. There...

Israeli Avreich, 23, In Critical Condition After Drinking On Purim

A 23-year-old avreich was hospitalized in critical condition after being found unconscious on Friday night shortly after becoming drunk earlier in the day due...

Israeli Pfizer Study Published In New England Journal Of Medicine

A real-world test of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in more than half a million people confirms that it’s very effective at preventing serious illness or...

Fauci: Whatever Vaccine Is Available, Take It

Dr. Anthony Fauci says if a coronavirus vaccine is available, regardless of which one, take it. The top U.S. infectious disease expert told NBC on...

2nd Time In Israel: Fetus Dies After Contracting COVID-19 In Utero

A 26-year-old pregnant woman in her 36th week of pregnancy who contracted the coronavirus arrived at the Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba after...

Pfizer’s Jewish CEO: “Israel Is The ‘World’s Lab'”

Pfizer's Jewish CEO Albert Bourla said that Israel has become "the world's lab" in an interview on NBC News on Friday. "I believe Israel has...

Israel To Test Tracking Bracelets As Alternative To Hotel Quarantine

Israel will launch a pilot program to monitor returning travelers with electronic bracelets during home quarantine as an alternative to mandatory quarantine in state-run...

Israel Revokes Medical License Of COVID Denier, Anti-Vax Doctor

Israel's Health Ministry permanently revoked the medical license of a doctor who publicly denied the coronavirus, spoke out against vaccinations, and offered forged vaccination...

Israel To Allow Sharing Of Data On Non-Vaccinated Israelis

The Knesset on Wednesday approved legislation allowing the Health Ministry to share the personal information of non-vaccinated Israelis with local authorities. The third and final...

Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Flu Has Disappeared In The US

February is usually the peak of flu season, with doctors’ offices and hospitals packed with suffering patients. But not this year. Flu has virtually disappeared...

Mass Purim Party In Tel Aviv: “The Deaths Are On Your Consciences,” Health Minister...

Hundreds of Israelis participated in a mass Purim party at the Carmel Market in Tel Aviv on Wednesday night, a day ahead of the...

Gedolei HaPoskim: Don’t Get Drunk This Purim Due To The Pandemic

As Am Yisrael prepares to celebrate Purim in the shadow of the coronavirus, the Gedolei HaPoskim in Eretz Yisrael wrote a letter calling for...

Netanyahu Promises Will Be No Shortage Of Pfizer Vaccines

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu promised Israelis on Tuesday that there will be no shortage of Pfizer vaccines following reports on Monday that the supply...

Israel: 2 Children, 3 Pregnant Women, Hospitalized Overnight

Israel's reproduction number continued to rise, standing at 0.9 on Wednesday, raising concerns for health officials despite the continued decrease in daily virus cases...

Diplomatic Doses: Israel Gives 100,000 Vaccine Doses To 19 Countries

After jumping out to a quick start in its vaccination campaign, Israel announced Tuesday that it has decided to share almost 100,000 of its...

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