Health

Two Israelis Allowed To Leave Country To Undergo Assisted Suicide In Switzerland

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Despite the total closure on Israel's borders, with no Israeli citizens allowed to leave the country, there are certain exceptions to the rule. When immediate...

Opinion: A Pregnant Pause To Consider Vaccine Denial

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JERUSALEM (JNS/Ruthie Blum) - A tragedy that befell a Jerusalem family this week and resonated throughout the country should serve as a cautionary tale. A pregnant mother of four w...

FDA Says J&J 1-dose Shot Prevents Covid; Final Decision Soon

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine protects against COVID-19, according to an analysis by U.S. regulators Wednesday that sets the stage for a final decis...

Mexican President Says Mexico Doing Better Than US On Virus

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Tuesday that his country is doing better than the United States in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, even...

Drug Executives: Big Jump In Vaccine Supply Is Coming Soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — COVID-19 vaccine makers told Congress on Tuesday to expect a big jump in the delivery of doses over the coming month, and the companies insist they will be able t...

As Older Generation Completes Vaccinations, COVID-19 Targets Israel’s Young People, Causing Serious Issues

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — As Israel's vaccination campaign succeeds in protecting more and more of the older age group, with over 85% of those aged 50 and over already vaccinated, the ...

CDC Study: Teachers Key To COVID-19 Infections In 1 District

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ATLANTA (AP) — A new study finds that teachers may be more important drivers of COVID-19 transmission in schools than students. The paper released Monday by the U.S. Centers for...

New York City Movie Theaters To Reopen In Early March

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York City movie theaters can open their doors again at limited capacity starting March 5, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. Movie theaters can only operate ...

Fans To Be Allowed At New Jersey Sports Venues

NEW JERSEY (AP) - Fans will be allowed to attend sports and entertainment events at New Jersey’s largest facilities in limited numbers starting next week, Gov. Phil Murphy said Mon...

US Coronavirus Death Toll Approaches Milestone Of 500,000

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The U.S. stood Sunday at the brink of a once-unthinkable tally: 500,000 people lost to the coronavirus. A year into the pandemic, the running total of lives lost was about 498,0...

Israel Rocked By COVID Death Of Pregnant 32-Year-Old Who Had Not Been Vaccinated

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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel is exhorting pregnant women to be vaccinated against COVID-19 after another otherwise healthy young mother died of the disease. Osnat Ben-Shitrit was 32...

Israeli Health Ministry: Pfizer Vaccine Close To 99 Percent Effective

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JERUSALEM (JNS) - The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is close to 99 percent effective in preventing death, hospitalization and severe cases of the disease, according to data rel...

After Ezer Mitzion Conducts Virtual Wedding In COVID-19 Dept. For Parents, Father Of Groom Passes Away

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Rabbi Menachem and Tami Yemini were both looking forward to the wedding of the 10th of their 11 children last Tuesday - until coronavirus struck. Both parents...

Italy: Holocaust Survivor’s Plug For Vaccine Sparks Hatred

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ROME (AP) — An Italian Holocaust survivor’s attempt to encourage other older adults to receive the anti-COVID-19 vaccine has triggered a wave of anti-Semitic comments and other inv...

Airlines Plan To Ask Passengers For Contact-Tracing Details

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. airline industry is pledging to expand the practice of asking passengers on flights to the United States for information that public health officials cou...

Israel To Issue Badges As Proof Of Vaccination

JERUSALEM -- Israel unveiled a plan on Saturday to allow people who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus to attend cultural events, fly abroad and go to health clubs and re...

YouTube Removes Ohio Committee Video, Citing Misinformation

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Legislative testimony made Wednesday in support of a GOP-backed effort to limit public health orders made by Ohio's governor was removed from YouTube after th...

Pandemic Restaurant Closures Produce Glut Of Used Equipment

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SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) — The pandemic’s heavy toll on the restaurant industry can be seen in Jose Bonilla Jr.’s cavernous warehouse, which is packed with industrial ovens, grills...

Pakistani Doctor Sells Newborn After Couple Admit They Cannot Afford The Hospital Bill

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — In an incident which sparked outrage and disapproval, a Pakistani doctor sold a newborn baby after his parents were unable to pay hospital expenses, according ...

Biden Rolling Out Plan For $4 Billion Global Vaccine Effort

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden will use his first big presidential moment on the global stage at Friday’s Group of Seven meeting of world leaders to announce that the U.S. will soon b...