Health

In New Rochelle, Yeshivah Students To Bring Purim To The Quarantined

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NEW ROCHELLE (CHABAD.ORG) — When Rochel Butman of Chabad-Lubavitch of New Rochelle, N.Y., learned that the COVID-19 coronavirus was at her doorstep last week, her mind buzzed. “...

Port Authority Chief Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Gov. Cuomo Says

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NEW YORK (VINnews) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that Rick Cotton, the executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, has tested positive for the n...

Israel’s Hospitality Industry Suffering Worst-Ever Crisis, Says Israel Hotel Association

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JERUSALEM (JNS) — Amidst the world-wide tourism slowdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, Israel Hotel Association (IHA) president Amir Hayek warned on Monday that the hotel indust...

What’s Happening: Markets, Cruise Ships, Travel Chaos

ROME (AP) — More than half of the world's countries have now reported a combined total of more than 110,000 cases of the new coronavirus. While most of the people infected so far —...

How Big Will The Coronavirus Epidemic Be? An Epidemiologist Updates His Concerns

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NEW YORK (THE CONVERSATION-AP) The Harvard historian Jill Lepore recounted recently in The New Yorker magazine that when democracies sink into crisis, the question “where are we go...

Capitol Doctor Office: Person At Meeting Developed Covid-19

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Capitol's attending physician's office said Monday that “several” members of Congress had contact with a person who attended a recent political conference and...

Pelosi, Schumer: Trump needs to support help for outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two top Democratic leaders in Congress are calling on President Donald Trump to support a series of steps to help Americans deal with the coronavirus outbreak...

Before Italy’s Virus Lockdown, A Dash To The Last Train Out

ITALY (AP) - I was out to dinner in the medieval city of Padua when the text messages and phone calls started pouring in: The last train out leaves at 11:31 p.m. Get back to Rome b...

Israel Weighing Quarantine Requirement For Anyone Entering The Country

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel could soon require anyone arriving in the country to self-quarantine, as the number of Israelis affecte...

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz To Self-quarantine After Contact With Man Infected By Coronavirus

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WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP Sen. Ted Cruz said Sunday he will remain at his home in Texas after learning that he shook hands and briefly chatted with a man in suburban Washington who has...

New York Hatzolah Releases Purim Message On Coronavirus

NEW YORK (VINnews) — New York Hatzolah has sent out a message to the community regarding Purim amid the Coronavirus outbreak. The message is below. Dear Community Member, ...

Anxiety Grips Companies Across The World As Virus Spreads

WASHINGTON (AP) — Since breaking out of China, the coronavirus has breached the walls of the Vatican. It's struck the Iranian holy city of Qom and contaminated a nursing home in Se...

Wife Of Critical Weschester Coronavirus Patient Speaks Out

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WESTCHESTER (VINnews) — As reported by VINnews, ann Orthodox Jewish man was hospitalized with coronavirus and was reportedly in seriious condition. The man has been identified a...

Rockland County: Health Department Warns Of Potential Coronavirus Exposure in Atrium Wedding Hall

New City, NY (VINnews) — Rockland County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert advises residents that two Rockland County residents who have been confirmed to have Coro...

Cruise Ship Being Held Off Florida Coast

MIAMI (AP) - A cruise ship is being held off the coast of Florida on Sunday awaiting test results on whether two crew members have contracted the new coronavirus. The Miami Hera...

Behind The Scenes, Scientists Prep For Covid-19 Vaccine Test

WASHINGTON (AP) — A team of scientists jostled for a view of the lab dish, staring impatiently for the first clue that an experimental vaccine against the new coronavirus just migh...

With Spreading Virus Comes Fears — and Lots of Stockpiling

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NEW YORK (AP) — As an Arizonan, Gregory Cohen has never had to stock up ahead of a hurricane or other natural disaster. But fear of the new coronavirus has led the 51-year-old a...

Stop Using Food to Reward and Punish Your Kids

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NEW YORK (THE CONVERSATION-AP) At one time or another, just about every parent uses food to reward their kids for good behavior and achievements – or to console them when they’re s...

Flatbush Resident In Serious Condition After Italy Trip

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — A young man from the Sephardic community of Flatbush is in serious condition after returning from a trip to Italy. While he is suspected of having coronavir...

Virus Causes Canceled Events, Empty Stadiums Worldwide

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — The escalating virus outbreak brought more disruption to the sporting world on Saturday, with games canceled or played without spectators and news of pos...