Health

Health Experts Blame Rapid Expansion For Vaccine Shortages

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public health experts Thursday blamed COVID-19 vaccine shortages around the U.S. in part on the Trump administration’s push to get states to vastly expand their v...

Biden Signs Burst Of Virus Orders, Requires Masks For Travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a burst of executive orders, President Joe Biden served notice Thursday that the nation's COVID-19 response is under new management and he's demanding progre...

Israeli Secular Journalist Calls For ‘Secular Intifada’ Against Chareidim Who Are ‘More Dangerous Than Hezbollah Rockets’

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In a shocking example of secular incitement, a journalist in the Haaretz newspaper called on the left to "ignite a secular intifada" against the Chareidi publ...

JNET Learning Program Founder Rabbi Yehuda Dukes Passes Away at 39

NEW YORK (JTA) - Rabbi Yehuda “Yudi” Dukes, a Hasidic father of six who became sick with COVID-19 in late March and spent nearly 10 months in the hospital as he struggled with the...
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Programmer Bequeaths $500,000 In Bitcoins To US Right-Wing Groups And Then Commits Suicide

NEW YORK (VINnews) — A French computer programmer decided to bequeath his bitcoin fortune of $522,000 to a number of far-right American political activists before he committed suic...

On Day One, Biden Targets Trump Policies On Climate, Virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is moving swiftly to dismantle Donald Trump's legacy on his first day in office, signing a series of executive actions that reverse course on ...

NY State Reports Vaccine Shortages And Cancel Appointments

NEW YORK (AP) — The push to inoculate Americans against the coronavirus is hitting a roadblock: A number of states are reporting they are running out of vaccine, and tens of thousa...

ZAKA Head Yehuda Meshi Zahav Slams Violators Of COVID-19 Regulations: ‘Worse Than Holocaust Deniers’

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Yehuda Meshi Zahav, the director and founder of ZAKA, lost his mother Sora Zisel to coronavirus this week, less than a month after his brother died from a ser...

OU, Rabbinical Council Join Call For Day Of Prayer Amid Ongoing Pandemic

NEW YORK (JNS) - As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage throughout the world and within Jewish communities—and especially in light of the new virus variants discovered in th...

Rabbi Gershon Edelstein : ‘Old, Young, Pregnant Women Can Take Vaccine, There’s Nothing To Worry About’

BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — Rabbi Gershon Edelstein, the Rosh Yeshiva of Ponovezh, has been asked a number of questions recently regarding vaccinations against COVID-19. The first que...

What Was Rav Shimshon Weiner’s Last Request?

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — For 40 years, Rabbi Shimshon Weiner, a prominent resident of the Ramat Shlomo neighborhood in Jerusalem, walked every Shabbos to the Kotel Ha'Maaravi, the Wes...

Ontario Asks Biden For A Million Vaccines Amid Shortage

TORONTO (AP) — Canada won’t be getting any Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccines next week and 50% fewer than expected over the next month, officials said Tuesday, prompting the lea...

Video: Tlaib Calls Israel ‘Racist’ For Not Offering COVID Vaccines In Palestinian Territories

WASHINGTON (JNS) — Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) accused Israel of being “racist” for not distributing coronavirus vaccines to the Palestinian territories, despite the fact that the...

Israel: Worrying Increase In Pregnant Women In Serious And Critical Condition From COVID-19

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — At least nine pregnant women have been hospitalized over the past week in Israel due to deterioration in their condition after being infected with COVID-19. F...

California Urges Stop To 300K Vaccines After Some Fall Ill

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's state epidemiologist is urging a halt to more than 300,000 coronavirus vaccinations using a Moderna vaccine version because some people received med...

Cuomo Explores Buying Virus Vaccine Directly From Maker

NEW YORK (AP) — Frustrated by the flow of coronavirus vaccine from the federal government, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday floated the idea of buying shots for New Yorkers directly fro...

Man Allegedly Hid 3 Months At Chicago Airport Due To Virus

CHICAGO (AP) — A California man who told police that the coronavirus pandemic left him afraid to fly has been arrested on charges that he hid in a secured area at Chicago's O'Hare ...

WHO Chief Lambasts Vaccine Profits, Demands Elderly Go First

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization chief on Monday lambasted drugmakers' profits and vaccine inequalities, saying it’s “not right” that younger, healthier adults in wealth...

Israel Trades Pfizer Doses For Medical Data In Vaccine Blitz

JERUSALEM (AP) — After sprinting ahead in the race to inoculate its population against the coronavirus, Israel has struck a deal with Pfizer, promising to share vast troves of medi...

Study: 1 In 4 Israelis Would Have Survived COVID-19 If Hospitals Were Less Overcrowded

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — 47-year-old Moshe Charazi was intubated in the ICU at Tel Aviv's Ichilov hospital after suffering from coronavirus. Inexplicably, the intubation equipment was...