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Coronavirus czar: COVID-19 wave is spreading

BA5 variant now responsible for over 50% of cases, coronavirus czar Prof. Zarka says.

'COVID-19 wave is spreading'

New study: COVID vaccination shown to decrease sperm counts

Effect begins 2 months following vaccination & persists for at least 5 months, when study ended.

COVID vaccination shown to decrease sperm counts

Watch: Jewish Hollywood actress announces she has COVID-19

Modern-orthodox Hollywood starlet and host of Jeopardy! recently vaccinated for the virus.

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Watch: DeSantis accuses White House of lying

Florida Governor rips White House, says it is lying about his state's COVID-19 vaccine policy changes.

DeSantis accuses White House of lyingplayer

Biden hails vaccines for children under five

Biden visits vaccination clinic in Washington after health authorities approve COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as six months.

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Where do COVID-19 variants come from?

New Israeli research suggests that immunocompromised patients suffering chronic COVID infections lead to mutated variants.

Where do COVID-19 variants come from?

Israel's Health Min. concerned over COVID-19 infections among returnees from abroad

Number of new arrivals testing positive for COVID-19 rising; new cases likely represent only small fraction of true numbers.

Health Min. concerned over COVID-19 infections from abroad

Highest since April: Number of new COVID-19 cases tops 10,000

Youngest children most likely to be hospitalized due to coronavirus, as death toll nears 11,000.

Number of new COVID-19 cases tops 10,000

Dr. Anthony Fauci admits there's no data showing benefit of COVID boosters for children

"Americans should all know this: There are no studies on children showing a reduction in hospitalization or death," says Sen. Rand Paul.

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Watch: N. Korea facing new, unnamed epidemic amid COVID outbreak

While 4.56 million citizens are reported to be suffering from 'flu-like symptoms', the pariah state has turned down vaccine donations.

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New study: Six months after vaccination, protection is 'zero'

Study in NEJM notes that natural immunity confers robust protection even a year after infection.

Six months after vaccination, protection is 'zero'

US National Security Adviser tests positive for COVID-19

US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan is asymptomatic and has not been in close contact with Biden.

US National Security Adviser tests positive for COVID-19

CDC recommends COVID shots for young children

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention follows FDA, recommends COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as six months.

CDC recommends COVID shots for young children

FDA authorizes COVID-19 shots for infants

Food and Drug Administration authorizes Pfizer and Moderna shots for children under 5. Vaccinations could begin next week.

FDA authorizes COVID-19 shots for infants

FDA advisers back COVID vaccine for children under 5

Food and Drug Administration's vaccine advisers approve Moderna and Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

FDA advisers back COVID vaccine for children under 5

Dr. Fauci tests positive for COVID-19

President Biden's chief medical adviser will work from home and follow agency protocol.

Dr. Fauci tests positive for COVID-19

Israel considering reimposing COVID mask mandate

Israel's coronavirus czar warns of steady increase in COVID infection rates, says Health Ministry may restore mask requirement.

Israel considering reimposing COVID mask mandate

Israel okays booster dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11

Health Ministry instructs HMOs to prepare to administer booster doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

Israel okays booster dose of Pfizer shot for children ages 5-11

CDC admits Moderna vaccine poses higher risk of heart inflammation

Announcement comes almost a year after several European countries limited use of vaccine.

CDC: Moderna vaccine poses higher risk of heart inflammation

Canadian PM tests positive for COVID a second time

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be isolating.

Canadian PM tests positive for COVID a second time

Following uptick in COVID-19 cases: Health Ministry recommends masks in closed spaces

Ministry of Health recommends that masks be worn in enclosed spaces in order to protect at-risk populations and the elderly.

Health Ministry recommends masks in closed spaces

Number of new COVID-19 cases reaches nearly 6,000

Over 26% of COVID-19 tests are positive, number of hospitalized reaches nearly 400, Health Ministry says.

Number of new COVID-19 cases reaches nearly 6,000

Cure for COVID? Who's blocking research into fish liver oil?

Lab findings showed oil destroyed 99.9% of SARS-CoV-2 in 10 minutes, but funding for human trials was withdrawn without explanation.

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Health Ministry weighs reinstating masks in enclosed spaces

Health Ministry weighs reinstating mask requirements as coronavirus infection coefficient hits three-month high.

Health Ministry weighs reinstating masks in enclosed spaces

North Korea’s COVID-19 problem: From zero to millions

For two years, North Korea has said it had zero cases of the virus. Things have quickly changed for the worse.

North Korea’s COVID-19 problem: From zero to millions player

Will Israel reinstate COVID-19 restrictions?

As the virus seems to be making a comeback in Israel, the government is trying to calm fears of another deadly wave.

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Health Min. official: 'We may recommend masks in open areas'

Prof. Nachman Ash, Health Min. Dir. Gen. warns of 'rise in the number of coronavirus cases, maybe slight rise in number of seriously ill.'

Health Min. official: 'We may recommend masks in open areas'

World synagogue organization cautions worshipers as cases spike

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, the world synagogue organization has released a new set of guidelines for worshippers over the summer.

World synagogue organization cautions worshipers as cases spike

Health Min. recommends restoring mask wearing indoors

Health Ministry team of experts makes recommendations in light of recent increase in COVID morbidity data,

Health Min. recommends restoring mask wearing indoors

Moderna announces new booster to target Omicron

Trial results from a month following injection show 8-fold increase in antibodies.

Moderna announces new booster to target Omicron

'No changes in policy' insists PM as COVID threatens again

After months of decline, COVID cases are on the rise. Health Minister urges calm, "Like any disease, it has its ups and downs."

'No changes in policy' insists PM as COVID threatens again

Study: Most long-COVID sufferers still suffering 1.5 years later

New study shows 65% of those who suffered three or more long-COVID symptoms are still suffering 1.5 years later.

Study: Most long-COVID sufferers still suffering 1.5 years later

New study shows Paxlovid offers 'no significant benefit' to those under the age of 65

Data suggests younger people using the Pfizer drug may have increased COVID mortality.

Paxlovid 'of no significant benefit' to those under 65

WHO believes COVID-19 crisis in North Korea is deepening

World Health Organization says it assumes COVID-19 crisis in North Korea is deepening despite claims otherwise.

WHO believes COVID-19 crisis in North Korea is deepening

New study links COVID vaccines to 25% increase in cardiac arrest for both males & females

Study based on data from emergency services. COVID infection itself not linked to increase in cardiovascular complications.

COVID vaccines linked to 25% increase in cardiac arrest

Israel to cancel quarantine for coronavirus patients?

'We have a small number of hospitalized cases each day,' coronavirus czar Prof. Zarka says.

Israel to cancel quarantine for coronavirus patients?

New research shows wearing face-masks increases inhaled CO2 to dangerous levels

Effect even more pronounced in children, after just a few minutes of mask-wearing & without physical exertion.

Face-masks increase inhaled CO2 to dangerous levels

CDC warns of COVID rebound after Paxlovid treatment

CDC admits COVID can recur even in "patients who have been vaccinated and boosted."

CDC warns of COVID rebound after Paxlovid treatment

Watch: North Korean leader goes maskless despite COVID-19 outbreak

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un attended the funeral of a top official without a mask despite everyone else being required to wear one.

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COVID vaccines may impair long-term immunity to the virus

Research suggests that vaccination against COVID via mRNA vaccines may reduce body's ability to produce key type of antibody.

COVID vaccines may impair long-term immunity to the virus