Health

Israel Donates Advanced Medical Equipment To India In Fight Against COVID-19

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The cooperation between Israel and India regarding combating the coronavirus has strengthened the warm ties between the two countries and provided a unique op...

Companies Test Antibody Drugs To Treat, Prevent COVID-19

NORTH CAROLINA (AP) — With a coronavirus vaccine still months off, companies are rushing to test what may be the next best thing: drugs that deliver antibodies to fight the virus r...

Study: Stigmas, Rumors And Fake COVID-19 News Cause Numerous Deaths And Injuries

NEW YORK (VINnews) — A new study published by the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene claims that rumors, stigma and conspiracy theories regarding coronavirus have le...

Watch: ‘If I Forget Thee O Jerusalem’ In Teheran

TEHERAN (VINNews) — A new clip of a wedding taking place in Teheran shows a groom reciting the words "If I forget thee, O Jerusalem" together with the rabbi of the Iranian Jewish c...

The Sadigura Rebbe: An Appreciation

BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — The Sadigura Rebbe's sudden passing at the age of 65 left his children orphaned, his Chasidim bereft of their leader, and the Jewish nation bereft of one of i...

R’ Avraham Steinberg (74), Caterer And Initiator Of Drum Sets At Jerusalem Weddings, Dies Of COVID-19

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — If you ever attended a Chareidi wedding in Jerusalem you cannot help noticing the drum sets and singers replacing a regular orchestra. The noise levels and jo...

Russia Registers Virus Vaccine, Putin’s Daughter Given It

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Tuesday became the first country to officially register a coronavirus vaccine and declare it ready for use, despite international skepticism. President Vlad...

Health Officials Are Quitting Or Getting Fired Amid Outbreak

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Vilified, threatened with violence and in some cases suffering from burnout, dozens of state and local public health leaders around the U.S. have resigned o...

MTA Asks Apple’s Help To Solve iPhone Mask Issues

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s mass transit agency wants Apple to come up with a better way for iPhone users to unlock their phones without taking off their masks, as it seeks to guard...

WHO Says COVID-19 Seems To Lack Seasonal Pattern

LONDON (AP) — The emergencies chief for the World Health Organization said that COVID-19 doesn’t seem to follow the seasonal patterns that some viruses exhibit, making it harder to...

Melbourne Deaths Rise At Aged-Care Facilities

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia has reported fewer new daily cases from its virus hotspot in the city of Melbourne than on any single day since last month. But it has also reported the nat...

Study: Half Of British And American Adults May Not Take Coronavirus Vaccination

LONDON (VINnews) — Even when a vaccine will finally be found for the coronavirus, new polls claim that nearly half of British citizens and half of Americans may not even take the v...

Ohio Governor’s Conflicting COVID-19 Tests Raise Backlash

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio governor's positive, then negative, tests for COVID-19 have provided fuel for skeptics of government pandemic mandates and critics of his often-aggre...

Beirut Woman Delivers Baby As Explosion Rocks Hospital

BEIRUT (VINnews) — A Beirut woman was reaching the end of her labor just as explosions rocked the Lebanese capital last week. Her husband, who was trying to capture the special mom...

US Reaches 5 Million Confirmed Coronavirus Cases

ROME (AP) — The confirmed number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. reached 5 million Sunday, by far the highest in the world, according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins University...

After 20 Years Of Chronic Suffering, Woman Contracts COVID-19, Which Wipes Out Previous Virus

JERUSALEM (VINNews) — A Jerusalem woman, the wife of a well renowned Torah scholar, contracted a debilitating virus twenty years ago. The virus attacked her body relentlessly and a...

Analysis: Israel Flirting Dangerously With Fourth Elections in Two Years

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The stated goal of Israel's new coalition government, born after three exhausting and inconclusive election campaigns, was to deal with the mammoth economic a...

In Attempt To Make Large Wedding, Jerusalem Choson Tries To Define It As Demonstration

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Avrohom Linshe, a 25-year-old Belz Chassid from Jerusalem, published a Twitter clip recently in which he queried why he could not invite all of his family to ...

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, Educator And Author, Passes Away At 83

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Rabbi Adin Steinzaltz, the author of the renowned Steinzaltz Talmud and numerous other books on all facets of Jewish literature, passed away in Jerusalem Frid...

US Rescinds Global ‘Do Not Travel’ Coronavirus Warning

NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday rescinded its warnings to Americans against all international travel because of the coronavirus pandemic, saying conditions no ...

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