Y Rabinovitz

Y Rabinovitz

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New meta-analysis of lockdown studies shows 0.2% impact on mortality rates

John Hopkins researchers note "devastating effects" of failed policies, add that studies of 1918 Spanish flu drew similar conclusions.

New meta-analysis of lockdown studies shows 0.2% impact on mortality rates

New study: 133x risk of myocarditis after COVID vaccination

Comparisons with myocarditis rates following infection now irrelevant as vaccination no longer prevents infection.

New study: 133x risk of myocarditis after COVID vaccination

New study: COVID loses 90% of its ability to infect within 20 minutes of being exhaled

First-of-its-kind study replicates what actually happens when people exhale aerosol particles.

New study: COVID loses 90% of its ability to infect within 20 minutes of being exhaled

Chief Rabbi David Lau's letter to the Prime Minister

"It is within your power to prevent an irreparable rift in the Jewish People and stop this conversion reform from advancing."

Chief Rabbi David Lau's letter to the Prime Minister

What's going on in China?

13 million people locked down with just a few hours' notice, after 127 COVID cases diagnosed.

What's going on in China?

Women of the Wall gearing up for their next provocation

Feminist group intends to hold monthly service next Sunday. Haredi MKs on the alert to protect status quo at holy site.

Women of the Wall gearing up for their next provocation

Israeli contracted Omicron at conference where all were fully vaccinated

Dr. Maor returned from London, went back to work, and infected at least one colleague before developing symptoms. He is fully vaccinated.

Israeli contracted Omicron at conference where all were fully vaccinated

Stocks plunge following Moderna CEO's gloomy predictions

Stéphane Bancel stressed risks involved in switching production to Omicron-focused vaccine, suggested booster doses were a better option.

Stocks plunge following Moderna CEO's gloomy predictions

Is 'vaccine apartheid' responsible for Omicron?

In an unvaccinated population, COVID can spread unchecked and mutate faster. 3.5 billion people have yet to receive a vaccine shot.

Is 'vaccine apartheid' responsible for Omicron?

Officials concerned about impact of Omicron variant on schooling

"We need expanded PCR testing, more vaccination, and better ventilation in schools," says Prof. Davidovitch.

Officials concerned about impact of Omicron variant on schooling

Knesset Education Committee recommends student trips to Temple Mount

Committee wants Temple Mount to become part of required curriculum for matriculation, stressing its centrality in Jewish history.

Knesset Education Committee recommends student trips to Temple Mount

FDA asks for 55 years to release data on Pfizer's COVID vaccine

The FDA promised "full transparency" due to "tremendous public interest" in a drug that it approved after just 108 days of study.

FDA asks for 55 years to release data on Pfizer's COVID vaccine

Australia: Search continues into sixth day for Cleo Smith, missing four-year-old girl

Cleo Smith disappeared from family's tent in western Australia early Saturday morning. Police have yet to find a trace of her.

Australia: Search continues into sixth day for Cleo Smith, missing four-year-old girl

US land borders to reopen - but only to the fully vaccinated

Non-essential travel will be permitted to Canada & Mexico, in line with recent changes to air travel regulations. Europe may follow suit.

US land borders to reopen - but only to the fully vaccinated

Almost a year after FDA approval, anti-COVID drug finally available in Israel

Multiple studies show Regeneron significantly lowers COVID mortality. Health Ministry now making drug available to high-risk patients.

Almost a year after FDA approval, anti-COVID drug finally available in Israel

Who else is going to Uman? Israel's COVID Czar

"It's my duty to be in problematic places," says Prof. Zarka as he flies out to supervise tens of thousands of Israelis over Rosh Hashanah

Who else is going to Uman? Israel's COVID Czar

Kill lists? US officials gave Taliban names of its Afghan allies

Administration officials admit cooperation, maintain it's the best way to get people through Taliban checkpoints and onto flights out.

Kill lists? US officials gave Taliban names of its Afghan allies

'High threat' of ISIS-linked terrorist group attacking Kabul airport, says UK government

'Specific' security warnings of terrorist attack, as Afghans & foreigners scramble for places on the last flights out.

'High threat' of ISIS-linked terrorist group attacking Kabul airport, says UK government

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook isn't to blame for vaccine hesitancy

Data shows those who use Facebook as primary source of information are more likely to refuse COVID vaccine.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook isn't to blame for vaccine hesitancy

'Time for Joe Biden to resign in disgrace!' says former US President Donald Trump

Trump claims he would have been 'far more successful.' Has the US really squandered what it paid for 'in blood, sweat, and tears?'

'Time for Joe Biden to resign in disgrace!' says former US President Donald Trump

'Not everyone's going to make it out' of Afghanistan says UK Defence Secretary

Pandemonium at Kabul airport as frantic Afghans & foreign nationals attempt to flee Taliban regime.

'Not everyone's going to make it out' of Afghanistan says UK Defence Secretary

Foreign Ministry officials: Lapid's approach to Poland is misguided

Poland is only doing what the rest of Europe has already done, albeit with more fanfare, say Israeli diplomats who now fear reprisals.

Foreign Ministry officials: Lapid's approach to Poland is misguided

Metzuda winery went up in flames on very day of grape harvest

Haredi manager Eli Bash: "This was G-d's will, and no amount of planes or fire fighters could change that."

Metzuda winery went up in flames on very day of grape harvest

Taliban triumph in Afghanistan

Taliban to declare: Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Foreign embassies evacuating staff under fire as airport, sole remaining exit-route from Kabul, is attacked by fighters.

Taliban to declare: Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Polish PM attacks Israeli response to restitution law: 'Irresponsible and unjust'

Polish PM decries decision of Foreign Minister Lapid to downgrade diplomatic relations in wake of law restricting Holocaust-era restitution.

Polish PM attacks Israeli response to restitution law: 'Irresponsible and unjust'

'Impossible' to reach herd immunity, says UK professor

"We don't have anything that will stop transmission" of the Delta variant, Prof. Pollard says.

'Impossible' to reach herd immunity, says UK professor

Labor Court ruling: Employers may force staff to be vaccinated or tested for Covid-19

Tel Aviv Labor Court ruled that employer's demand for unvaxxed to be tested twice weekly for COVID was reasonable.

Labor Court ruling: Employers may force staff to be vaccinated or tested for Covid-19

New haredi Draft Law to be voted on in coming weeks

Draft almost identical to that developed at behest of then-Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman.

New haredi Draft Law to be voted on in coming weeks

Supreme Court strikes down legislation barring LGBT surrogacy

“The Supreme Court has yet again demonstrated that it wants to wipe Jewish tradition out.”

Supreme Court strikes down legislation barring LGBT surrogacy

MK Itamar Ben Gvir: Bennett is being held hostage by Islamic Brotherhood

"Why isn't the government responding to Hamas fire in the South? Because Mansour Abbas doesn't let."

MK Itamar Ben Gvir: Bennett is being held hostage by Islamic Brotherhood

Ra'am MK Mazen Ghainem: If Israel fires on Gaza, I'll topple the government

"I abstained on the Citizenship Law because I didn't want to overthrow the government, but we have clear red lines."

Ra'am MK Mazen Ghainem: If Israel fires on Gaza, I'll topple the government

Zionist Yeshivot unions decry cancellation of daycare subsidies

A father studying to become a rabbi is no longer eligible, but a father studying for an academic degree of any kind is.

Zionist Yeshivot unions decry cancellation of daycare subsidies

Government preparing for lockdown during High Holidays

Document obtained from Prime Minister's Office reveals plans to impose stricter regulations over Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur.

Government preparing for lockdown during High Holidays

Polish PM adamant: 'Poland will not pay for Nazi crimes'

Unimpressed by Israeli warning following law blocking restitution claims, Poland calls for Israeli FM Lapid to be "condemned."

Polish PM adamant: 'Poland will not pay for Nazi crimes'

Health Ministry official: 'No surprise' that the fully vaccinated are contracting Covid-19

Ministry official says no sign that vaccine is losing efficacy. "If we do find that, we'll recommend a third dose."

Health Ministry official: 'No surprise' that the fully vaccinated are contracting Covid-19

FDA confirms link between vaccines & heart inflammation, will add warning to fact sheet

CDC presents data showing 32-fold increase in heart inflammation among adolescent boys following Covid-19 vaccination.

FDA confirms link between vaccines & heart inflammation, will add warning to fact sheet

Government admits that half of new Covid-19 cases in last month were fully vaccinated

Despite data, government is launching expanded campaign to vaccinate everyone over 12.

Government admits that half of new Covid-19 cases in last month were fully vaccinated

Iran fails another attempt to launch satellite into space

More attempts likely in the near future amid claims Russia to supply Iran with advanced satellite system that could threaten Israel.

Iran fails another attempt to launch satellite into space

Yamina minister lies about haredi support for Shabbat compromise

Minister for Religious Affairs Matan Kahana made claim in Knesset plenum, only to be shot down by UTJ MK Uri Maklev.

Yamina minister lies about haredi support for Shabbat compromise

Renegade Yamina MK backtracks, will support government

Riding to the rescue of the Family Reunification Law is MK Amichai Chikli, who incidentally rescues his own political future too.

Renegade Yamina MK backtracks, will support government