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Israel, Pfizer reach agreement for millions of vaccines in 2022

Israel, Pfizer reach agreement for millions of vaccines in 2022

New vaccines will ensure Israeli population maintains immunity against the coronavirus for the future.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/04/2021 17:59
Pfizer CEO: 3rd vaccine dose may be necessary after 12 months

Pfizer CEO: 3rd vaccine dose may be necessary after 12 months

Albert Bourla says people may have to receive the COVID vaccine every year to ensure immunity remains.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/04/2021 21:08
Senior physician on vaccines: A modern day miracle

Senior physician on vaccines: A modern day miracle

Head of Shaare Tzedek's Liver Unit discusses the Pfizer vaccine and the Israeli vaccine mission.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/04/2021 12:20
Report: Israel hasn't paid for 1.5 million coronavirus vaccines

Report: Israel hasn't paid for 1.5 million coronavirus vaccines

Pfizer fumes at Israel for delaying payment for previous vaccine shipment, halts shipments until issue is resolved.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/04/2021 12:43
Pfizer halts vaccine supplies to Israel

Pfizer halts vaccine supplies to Israel

Pharmaceutical giant stops deliveries pending Israeli government approval of new deals to purchase vaccines.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/04/2021 11:24
Pfizer: Vaccine 91% effective even after six months

Pfizer: Vaccine 91% effective even after six months

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is 91% effective, has no serious safety concerns, even six months after second dose, new findings show.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/04/2021 14:40
The vaccines are here because of Bibi

The vaccines are here because of Bibi

Many refuse to give the PM any credit for the success of Israel's vaccination campaign despite the words of Pfizer's CEO. Op EdHillel Fuld, 30/03/2021 22:45
Pfizer's oral COVID-19 drug enters early trials

Pfizer's oral COVID-19 drug enters early trials

Pfizer's oral COVID-19 antiviral therapy drug could be given to patients at the first sign of infection, the drug maker said on Tuesday.Dan Verbin, 23/03/2021 22:31
Pfizer execs thank Israel for data

Pfizer execs thank Israel for data

Heads of major vaccine producers say they expect Israeli data to help the rest of the world beat COVID-19.Shlomo Witty, 11/03/2021 21:38
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla: 'Israel has become world's lab right now'

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla: 'Israel has become world's lab right now'

'A lot of indicators' tell us vaccine provides 'protection against the transmission' of coronavirus, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/02/2021 19:00
A third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine? Maybe

A third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine? Maybe

'We believe the third dose will raise antibody response ten- to twenty-fold,' Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/02/2021 15:02
Health Ministry study: Pfizer vaccine reduces serious cases, mortality by 90%

Health Ministry study: Pfizer vaccine reduces serious cases, mortality by 90%

Senior Health Ministry officials work with Pfizer on study which shows high vaccine effectiveness in reducing overall infection.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/02/2021 22:40
Suspicions grow that Pfizer’s COVID vaccine nanoparticles trigger rare allergic reactions

Suspicions grow that Pfizer’s COVID vaccine nanoparticles trigger rare allergic reactions

Science Magazine: Some suspect polyethylene glycol may have triggered severe reactions in at least 8 who received shot in past 2 weeks.Mordechai Sones, 18/02/2021 11:40
Vaccination in Israel: Challenging mortality figures?

Vaccination in Israel: Challenging mortality figures?

Analysis by infectious disease specialist claims mismatch between data published by authorities and reality on the ground.Mordechai Sones, 18/02/2021 08:47
Pfizer: Vaccine effective against South African mutation

Pfizer: Vaccine effective against South African mutation

Initial study by Pfizer shows company vaccine seems to be effective against South African coronavirus mutation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/01/2021 10:09
Study: Pfizer vaccine is effective against UK COVID mutation

Study: Pfizer vaccine is effective against UK COVID mutation

Lab study by vaccine's developer suggests vaccine is likely effective against the rapid-spreading COVID mutation identified in the UK.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/01/2021 14:21
Health Ministry: 'It's not an experiment'

Health Ministry: 'It's not an experiment'

'It's an aggregate information-sharing agreement with Pfizer,' Health Ministry responds to Helsinki Committee report.Mordechai Sones, 18/01/2021 22:44
29 die in Norway after receiving Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

29 die in Norway after receiving Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Chief Physician: Common reactions to vaccine, including fever and nausea, 'may have contributed to a fatal outcome in some frail patients.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/01/2021 21:07
This is not a vaccine

This is not a vaccine

The Israeli people haven't been given information required for a sufficient risk-benefit analysis in this extraordinary endeavor. OpinionIlana Rachel Daniel, 13/01/2021 15:42
Israel agreed to be 'giant testing trial lab for COVID-19 vaccines'

Israel agreed to be 'giant testing trial lab for COVID-19 vaccines'

Globes: 'Concept of Israel as a giant testing trial lab for COVID-19 vaccinations came from several sources.'Mordechai Sones, 10/01/2021 08:51
Study: Pfizer vaccine likely effective against COVID mutations

Study: Pfizer vaccine likely effective against COVID mutations

Lab study conducted by Pfizer finds that its COVID vaccine will likely be effective even against new mutations detected in UK, South Africa.David Rosenberg, 08/01/2021 08:22
Netanyahu: We will vaccinate all Israelis by end of March

Netanyahu: We will vaccinate all Israelis by end of March

PM announces massive new shipment of Pfizer vaccines next week. 'We will be first country to emerge from corona crisis.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/01/2021 21:00
A million new Pfizer vaccines to arrive next week

A million new Pfizer vaccines to arrive next week

PM, Health Minister to deliver significant announcement on vaccines as country braces for tightened lockdown at midnight.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/01/2021 19:56
Is Israel a Pfizer test subject?

Is Israel a Pfizer test subject?

Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak says Israel got so many doses because it was the 'perfect testing ground for Pfizer'.Mordechai Sones, 06/01/2021 16:57
'On what basis do governments argue one dose can provide protection for several months?'

'On what basis do governments argue one dose can provide protection for several months?'

Health Communication Lecturer at IDC Herzliya International School seeks to clarify scientific basis for government vaccination policy.Mordechai Sones, 04/01/2021 22:15
Pfizer: No guarantee vaccine will be effective without 2nd dose

Pfizer: No guarantee vaccine will be effective without 2nd dose

Creator of COVID-19 vaccine warns nations not to delay providing second dose of vaccine in order to provide more first doses.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/01/2021 19:47
Where did 80 experimental Pfizer vaccine test subjects go?

Where did 80 experimental Pfizer vaccine test subjects go?

Dr Yaffa Shir Raz: 'Let's assume only one or two died a month later, or suffered serious side effects; it could be crucial to the result.'Mordechai Sones, 09/12/2020 18:13
Britain to approve COVID-19 vaccine

Britain to approve COVID-19 vaccine

American Pfizer vaccine expected to be approved in UK, who will begin vaccinating citizens as early as December.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/11/2020 20:27
Report: Pfizer vaccine could receive UK approval this week

Report: Pfizer vaccine could receive UK approval this week

British regulators about to start appraisal of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, decision could be made in less than a week.Ben Ariel, 23/11/2020 00:08
Pfizer asks US for emergency use of COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer asks US for emergency use of COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer asks FDA to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 20/11/2020 20:05
Who's responsible for COVID-19 vaccine damage? Not the manufacturers

Who's responsible for COVID-19 vaccine damage? Not the manufacturers

Israel submitted to dictates of vaccine manufacturers, absolving them of responsibility in event of adverse effects.Mordechai Sones, 16/11/2020 18:19
Prof. Hezi Levy: 'Pfizer isn't only source of vaccines'

Prof. Hezi Levy: 'Pfizer isn't only source of vaccines'

Health Ministry Director mentions contract items 'that were subject of debate; with some of them we did well, with others less so.'Mordechai Sones, 15/11/2020 09:33
Pfizer denies Trump admin aid amid rumors they delayed vaccine rollout till after election

Pfizer denies Trump admin aid amid rumors they delayed vaccine rollout till after election

Pfizer tells NYT they were 'never part of Warp Speed' after Trump Admin announces success, as rumors emerge they delayed until post-electionMordechai Sones, 09/11/2020 19:45
Pfizer begins advanced trial of experimental coronavirus vaccine

Pfizer begins advanced trial of experimental coronavirus vaccine

Drug giant Pfizer and its partner BioNTech testing experimental coronavirus vaccine in volunteers in the United States.Ben Ariel, 29/07/2020 03:44
Israeli Doctor Discovers New Bacteria

Israeli Doctor Discovers New Bacteria

34-year-old doctor of microbiology stumbles upon a new strain of bacteria during clinical testing.Maayana Miskin, 13/02/2014 10:48
Israeli Researchers Link Bacteria, Proteins

Israeli Researchers Link Bacteria, Proteins

Hebrew University research team finds that some bacteria simply becomes 'inactive', reinfecting patients. The key: amino acids.Tova Dvorin, 27/12/2013 12:42
TAU Study Links Empire Collapse, Climate Change

TAU Study Links Empire Collapse, Climate Change

Tel Aviv researchers say Sea of Galilee find shows ancient empires died out because of cold to the north.Maayana Miskin, 23/10/2013 02:44
Study: Arab Towns Bad for Arabs

Study: Arab Towns Bad for Arabs

Research: all-Arab towns increase isolation, passivity.Maayana Miskin, 18/10/2013 14:18
Israeli Historian Proves Roman Friendship to Jews

Israeli Historian Proves Roman Friendship to Jews

Tablet turns the world of historical research upside down; cites ancient Jewish warrior "Judah Maccabee"Hana Levi Julian, 25/07/2013 18:38
A Dose of Ritalin for Better Balance in Elderly

A Dose of Ritalin for Better Balance in Elderly

Some people believe Ritalin, used to treat ADHD, is over-prescribed. Now scientists are probing its use for balance in the elderly.Hana Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 22/07/2013 20:23
TAU Improves Transplants with a ‘Heart of Gold’

TAU Improves Transplants with a ‘Heart of Gold’

Israeli scientists are integrating cardiac cells with nanofibers made of gold particles to create new cardiac tissues for transplants.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 21/07/2013 12:14
Israel is #1 in Preventing Blindness

Israel is #1 in Preventing Blindness

The rates of preventable blindness in Israel have been cut by more than half in the past decade, putting Israel in first place worldwide.Chana Ya'ar, 11/07/2013 20:23
Israeli, US Scientists ‘Stop the Itch’

Israeli, US Scientists ‘Stop the Itch’

Israeli and US researchers have figured out which neurons transmit the itchy message that prompts a person to start scratching.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 24/06/2013 18:32
TAU Scientists Working On Parkinson's Treatment

TAU Scientists Working On Parkinson's Treatment

The artificial sweetener "mannitol" may prevent the collection of toxins in the brain, and lead to a new treatment for Parkinson's disease.Hana Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 20/06/2013 11:30
Advanced ‘Seamless’ Incision Closure Technology

Advanced ‘Seamless’ Incision Closure Technology

An Israeli company has come up with a way to close incisions without stitches or staples, leaving a seamless closure.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 19/06/2013 15:53
Report: Aspirin May Protect Against Skin Cancer

Report: Aspirin May Protect Against Skin Cancer

A new study has reaffirmed research showing that aspirin may protect against one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer - melanoma.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 11/03/2013 16:36
New Treatment for Stroke, Brain Disorders

New Treatment for Stroke, Brain Disorders

Researchers Tel Aviv University have found a new treatment for stroke and other brain damage that can help even months after the event.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 24/01/2013 15:12
UHaifa, Technion Links ADHD, Organization Deficits

UHaifa, Technion Links ADHD, Organization Deficits

Technion and University of Haifa researchers have discovered a link between ADHD, organizational deficits and motor coordination problems.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 17/01/2013 16:08
Israeli Researchers Make New Cancer Breakthrough

Israeli Researchers Make New Cancer Breakthrough

Researchers at Hebrew University have discovered a marker for early diagnosis and possible treatment of breast cancer cells.Rachel Hirshfeld , 15/01/2013 20:06
Israeli Scientists Near Blood Test for Alzheimer's

Israeli Scientists Near Blood Test for Alzheimer's

Israeli scientists are getting closer to developing a blood test to detect the asymptomatic, early stages of Alzheimer's disease.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 11/11/2012 10:34
Breast Cancer Risk Rises with Weight Gain

Breast Cancer Risk Rises with Weight Gain

Scientists have linked obesity to a higher risk of redeveloping breast cancer after treatment, according to new data released Monday.Hana Levi Julian, MSW, LCSW-R, 27/08/2012 22:13
Top Nazi Aide Warned British to Topple Hitler

Top Nazi Aide Warned British to Topple Hitler

New research indicates that a chief aide to Hitler urged British intelligence to topple the fascist dictator.Rachel Hirshfeld , 20/08/2012 20:25
TAU's Research on Bats Could Help Neuroscience

TAU's Research on Bats Could Help Neuroscience

Dr. Yossi Yovel of Tel Aviv University develops bat colony born and raised in captivity to unlock the secrets of behavior and cognition.Elad Benari, 10/07/2012 02:14
Alcohol Ad Law Will Stop Abuse, Says Danon

Alcohol Ad Law Will Stop Abuse, Says Danon

A new bill to block all advertising of alcohol is aimed at preventing alcoholism and substance abuse, says Likud MK Danny Danon.Chana Ya'ar, 09/07/2012 21:47
YU, BIU Students Launch Summer Science Project

YU, BIU Students Launch Summer Science Project

Thirty Yeshiva University "scientists" are on their way from New York to join their Israeli counterparts on a summer-long science project.Chana Ya'ar, 13/06/2012 11:56
BGU, US Hospital Link on Pediatric Medical Tech

BGU, US Hospital Link on Pediatric Medical Tech

Ben Gurion University is collaborating with the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center to create new medical devices for children. Chana Ya'ar, 16/05/2012 11:39
'Dead Sea Drying' – An Ancient Pattern

'Dead Sea Drying' – An Ancient Pattern

Environmentalists are concerned about the Dead Sea drying up, but Tel Aviv Univ. scientists say the pattern is one as old as time itself.Chana Ya'ar, 16/04/2012 00:14