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Jews In The United Kingdom Prepare For Distancing As Britain Adapts To Coronavirus

LONDON (JTA) - As the coronavirus forced the shutdown of many synagogues in the United States and beyond last Shabbat, many British Jews celebrated the day of rest as usual. At ...

Dr. Rich Roberts Addresses the COVID-19 Crisis

LAKEWOOD (VINnews) — Dr. Rich Roberts is both a distinguished medical doctor and a shrewd investor. In a video released today he discusses the social and economic ramifications of ...

Virus Revives Demand For Traditional French Soap

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Amid the rapid spread of the new coronavirus across Europe, the hallmark Marseille tradition of soap-making is enjoying a renaissance, as the French redisc...

Brooklyn Doctor: Don’t Go To Shul, If You Go You Are A Sinner And Potential Murderer

NEW YORK (VINnews) — In his latest Facebook video, Dr. Stuart Ditchek, an infectious disease specialist from Brooklyn, New York, declares unequivocally that all shuls in New York s...

Wuhan Offers Hope On Virus Front; Italy Nears Stark Toll

BEIJING (AP) — Thursday was a day of contrasts on the front lines of the battle against the new coronavirus. In a sign of hope, the Chinese city of Wuhan reported no new homegrown ...

Germany Bans Anti-semitic Group, Raids Homes In 10 States

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities conducted raids in 10 German states Thursday at premises linked to a group accused of pursuing a mix of anti-government and racist ideology. Germany's ...

Disappointing Results In 1st Chinese Virus Study

BEIJING (AP) - Scientists in China are reporting disappointing results from the first study completed on a potential COVID-19 treatment. A combination of two antiviral drugs tha...

Technion Team Suggests Way To Sample 64 People At Once For Corona Infection

HAIFA (VINnews) — A Technion-based group of researchers in conjunction with Haifa's Rambam Medical Center claim to have come up with a faster and more efficient way to test people ...

British Chief Rabbi Orders All Synagogues Closed Over Coronavirus

UNITED KINGDOM (JTA) — British Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis ordered the closure of all synagogues affiliated with United Synagogue, the largest network of Orthodox synagogues in the ...

How Chinese People Came Together When Separated By Quarantine, Creating Hope, Humor And Art

NEW YORK (THE CONVERSATION-AP-Belinda Kong Bowdoin College) Fear and blame appear to be fast becoming Americans’ defining emotions around COVID-19. Headlines seem to offer either w...

Nkorea’s Kim Admits Troubled Medical System Amid Virus Fears

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un acknowledged that his country lacks modern medical facilities and called for urgent improvements, state media said Wednesd...

Jewish Astronaut Jessica Meir Posts Photo Of Tel Aviv Taken From Space

FLORIDA (JTA) - Jewish astronaut Jessica Meir posted on Twitter a photo of Tel Aviv that she took from space. The usually bustling Israeli city is seen looking desolate amid the...

AP Photos: Virus Redefines Respecting Personal Space

ROME (AP) — Social distancing could qualify as an oxymoron in Italy, where walking arm-in-arm with friends, kissing neighbors in greeting and patting the heads of babies are part o...

Coronavirus Rocks Already Strained Ties Between Us And China

WASHINGTON (AP) — Badly strained ties between the United States and China are deteriorating further with the two sides hurling harsh accusations and bitter name-calling over respon...

Spain Hits 13,716 Infections, Many Hospitalized

MADRID (AP) - Spain on Wednesday announced 2,538 new cases of coronavirus infections, bringing the country’s total to 13,716. Nearly half of those have been hospitalized and 774 ar...

Iran Reports Largest Spike In Coronavirus As 147 More Die

TEHRAN (AP) — Iran reported its single biggest jump in deaths from the new coronavirus on Wednesday as another 147 people died, raising the country's overall death toll to 1,135. ...

Feds Dropping Case For 2 Russian Companies In Troll Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is moving to drop charges against two Russian companies that were accused of funding a social media campaign to sway American public opinio...

Iran Reports More Than 100 New Virus Deaths As Fears Mount

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The official leading Iran's response to the new coronavirus acknowledged Sunday that the pandemic could overwhelm health facilities in his country, which is bat...

Government Official: Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Starts Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) — A clinical trial evaluating a vaccine designed to protect against the new coronavirus will begin Monday, according to a government official. The first particip...

Cheap Fares Luring Travelers To Fly Despite Pandemic

CHICAGO (AP) — With the coronavirus pandemic escalating in the U.S. and overseas, Dylcia McBlackwell couldn't justify taking a single spring vacation. Air fares were so cheap, she ...

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