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A medical team on duty at the new biological emergency unit dedicated to COVID-19 at Shaarei Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem on March 31, 2020. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90.
Fear of contracting coronavirus is causing many Israelis to avoid seeking medical treatment, which is resulting in preventable deaths, according to the country’s hospitals. At Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv, a man died of septic shock after arriving at the emergency room for urinary retention, an easily treatable condition, according to the hospital. In another case, a man who...
This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the use of chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine for emergency treatment of COVID-19 patients, despite a lack of clinical data on their efficacy. According to financial daily Globes, the FDA is recommending controlled clinical trials to test the drugs’ effectiveness in treating COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, but is allowing...
Israeli Health Minister Yaakov Litzman arrives at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem for a video conference with European leaders in order to discuss the COVID-19 crisis, on March 9, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.
Israeli Health Minister Yaakov Litzman and his wife, Chava, have been diagnosed with coronavirus and will go into quarantine, the country’s Health Ministry confirmed on Thursday. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been informed that Litzman tested positive. The ministry said that Litzman will continue to serve as health minister from home, in accordance with medical recommendations. The 71-year-old leader of...
Moshe Grunwald. Source: Facebook.
Moshe Grunwald lived a full and long life. A scion of the Pupa Chassidic dynasty, he survived Auschwitz and the Nazi death marches, rebuilding his family and his life in America. A longtime resident of Brooklyn, N.Y., he passed away this week as dozens were felled by the coronavirus. The family was told that the funeral would be at 10 a.m....
Israeli Minister of Health Yaakov Litzman holds a live press conference on the new government restrictions for the public regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 19, 2020. Photo by Chen Leopold/Flash90.
The digital department of Israeli public broadcaster KAN has expanded its accessibility services, making the news broadcast more user-friendly for people with disabilities. Starting on Monday, the 8 p.m. main edition has been made accessible to various populations through the KAN News YouTube channel, as well as on the KAN website and smartphone apps. Once it has been aired, it...
U.S. Deputy Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism Ellie Cohanim, and U.S. Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism Elan Carr. Credit: U.S. Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism/Twitter.
A webinar on the video conferencing platform Zoom about anti-Semitism last week, featuring U.S. Deputy Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism Ellie Cohanim, was disrupted by a white supremacist and hacker—an example of what the Anti-Defamation League has called “Zoombombing.” The Greater Boston chapter of NCSY, a Jewish youth group, hosted the hour-long webinar on March 24 with Cohanim,...
Israel Police officers stand guard during clashes with residents in Jaffa following the arrest of a resident who violated his home quarantine, April 1, 2020. Photo by Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90.
Arab residents of Jaffa rioted on Wednesday, burning tires and dumpsters because the police were enforcing nationwide quarantine restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus. During a patrol of the Ajami neighborhood, police saw two men standing together and asked to see identification to check if they were outside the 100-meter limit from their homes, according to a report by Ynet. The...
Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett meets with commanders of the Israel Defense Forces, including IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, after completing a tour of the West Bank to assess the security situation ahead of the reveal of U.S. President Donald Trump's Mideast peace plan. Source: Screenshot.
Hundreds of Israelis returning from countries with high coronavirus infection rates have entered Israel without being tested or sent into quarantine, Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett admitted on Tuesday. He was responding to a Channel 12 report, according to which, despite an announcement from his office last week assuring the country that arrivals from the United States, Italy, Spain and France would...
Israeli workers disinfect the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 virus, March 31, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.
As Israel saw its 21st coronavirus fatality on Wednesday and confirmed infections in the country hit 5,591, the Israel National Employment Service (INES) announced that the number of unemployment claimants has exceeded 1 million for the first time. Israel’s 21st coronavirus casualty was a 98-year-old woman who had “serious and complicated” pre-existing conditions and had been hospitalized at the Soroka...
University of Wisconsin-Parkside sociology professor Seif Da’na. Source: Screenshot.
The COVID-19 virus may have leaked from Fort Detrick, a U.S. Army installation in Maryland, a professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside told Hezbollah’s Manar TV on Sunday. Palestinian American professor Seif Da’na, who was speaking with Manar TV from Chicago, said that more people die every year from diseases like malaria and as a result of Western economic policies than have...

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