Health

Netanya: Tzanz Rebbe Holds Memorial Tish For Divrei Chaim For First Time In Over A Year

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — For the first time in over a year, the Tzanz chasidim in Netanya held a tish (gathering) and memorial ceremony for the Divrei Chaim of Tzanz, whose 145th yahr...

The Hairdresser Brothers Who Won’t Stop Working – Even After 70 Years

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Naim and Sabah Fatteo have worked in their Ramat Gan hairdresser shop for nearly 70 years, and even coronavirus did not deter them from opening - albeit in cl...

Ethiopian Airlines Pilot Lands In Wrong Airport

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — An Ethiopian Airlines plane landed at an airport that is still under construction in Zambia, "by mistake," according to a report by the airline and government ...

Pfizer Asks US To Allow More Kids To Get Vaccine

NEW YORK (AP) — Drug giant Pfizer and its partner in developing the first COVID-19 vaccine that received emergency authorization in the U.S. want to allow more adolescents to recei...

Italy Prosecutors: WHO Exec Lied About Spiked Virus Report

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ROME (AP) — Italian prosecutors have accused a top World Health Organization official of lying to them about a spiked U.N. report into Italy’s coronavirus response, revealing priva...

North Carolina Sites To Resume J&J Vaccines After CDC Review

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal health officials say it's safe to continue administering Johnson & Johnson shots at three vaccination sites in North Carolina that had an increase ...

Britain’s Prince Philip, Long-Serving Consort To Queen Elizabeth, Dies At 99

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — Prince Philip Mountbatten, husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth and her consort for the nearly 70 years of her reign, has passed away in Windsor Castle at the ...

Netanyahu Mentions Chareidi Woman In Holocaust Speech, But Omits Significant Part Of Her Biography

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu mentioned in his Holocaust Remembrance day speech the story of Bella Freund, the chareidi daughter of a Holocaust survivor w...

Coroner: Man Who Died After Vaccine Died Of Natural Cause

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MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida doctor who died about two weeks after he got Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine died in a manner that has been categorized as natural, an official with the medi...

Pfizer Reportedly Halts Shipment Of 700,000 COVID Vaccine Doses To Israel After It Fails To Pay

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NEW YORK (JTA) - Pfizer halted a shipment of 700,000 COVID vaccine doses to Israel, alleging that the country has not paid for a previous shipment of 2.5 million doses. The Jeru...

CDC: Variant Found In Britain Most Common In US

WASHINGTON — A variant of the coronavirus first identified in Britain is now the most common strain of coronavirus circulating in the United States. The director of the Centers ...

Study: One In Three COVID-19 Survivors Suffer Long-Term Neurological And Mental Issues

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — One in three people who recover from COVID-19 suffer from a neurological or psychiatric diagnosis six months on, according to the largest study so far publishe...

Senior Israeli Health Official Says Virus Is ‘Dying Out,’ Credits Vaccine

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JERUSALEM (JNS) - The head of Public Health at Israel’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday that the COVID-19 virus was “dying out” in the country, albeit slowly. Dr. Sharon Alroy-P...

Harris: Vaccinated Can Be ‘Role Models’ For Friends, Family

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CHICAGO (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday urged Chicago union members to share their experience receiving a COVID-19 vaccine and act as “role models" for family and fr...

Biden Makes All Adults Eligible For A Vaccine On April 19

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he's bumping up his deadline by two weeks for states to make all adults in the U.S. eligible for coronavirus vaccines. ...

White House Will Not Require Credential To Show If Vaccinated

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is stressing that it won’t back any system “that requires Americans to carry a credential” to show they’ve been vaccinated. White House press s...

How To Talk To Believers Of Covid-19 Conspiracy Theories

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NEW YORK (AP) - Conspiracy theories about COVID-19 are causing real-world problems by discouraging some people from getting vaccinated, wearing masks or following other guidelines....

Official: EU Agency To Confirm Astrazeneca Blood Clot Link

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ROME (AP) — A top official at the European Medicines Agency said in an interview published Tuesday there is a causal link between AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine and rare blood c...

Woman Recovering After Rare Windpipe Transplant From Donor

NEW YORK (AP) — Sonia Sein said she spent the last six years “trying to catch every breath at every moment" after extensive treatment for her severe asthma damaged her windpipe. ...

Watch: 200 New IDF Recruits Finish Masechtos On Day Of Enlisting

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — 200 new recruits who came to enlist in the IDF for the March 2021 recruitment completed a masechta and made a joint siyum at the enlistment office. The recrui...