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Study: Vaccines saved 20,000 Israeli lives

Study by Prof. Itamar Grotto shows death toll would have been about 30,000 without vaccines instead of 8,371.

Study: Vaccines saved 20,000 Israeli lives

Expert: 'Too early to talk about lockdown'

Prof. Itamar Grotto, former top Health Ministry official, says 'too early' to talk about lockdown, Netherlands is 'playing game from 2020.'

Expert: 'Too early to talk about lockdown'

'Israelis have more trust in the FDA than Americans'

Former Associate Director General of Health Ministry on FDA decision regarding booster shots: They have their own considerations.

'Israelis have more trust in the FDA than Americans'

'The number of verified cases will go up'

Former Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Health: Eventually, everyone will be sick or vaccinated or both.

'The number of verified cases will go up'

'Previous lockdowns were justified but now they can be avoided'

Former Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Health: A lockdown should only be imposed if we get to an extreme scenario.

'Previous lockdowns were justified but now they can be avoided'player

Prof. Itamar Grotto praises vaccine for 'excellent job'

Majority of waning immunity occurs among the elderly, Professor Itamar Grotto says.

Former Health Min. official praises vaccine: 'Excellent job'

Fmr. Health Min.Dir: 'This is not a 4th wave, quickly vaccinate teens'

Former Health Ministry Director-General expresses optimism on fight against COVID despite spread of Delta variant.

Fmr. Health Min.Dir: 'This is not a 4th wave, vaccinate teens'

Prof. Itamar Grotto: 'Not certain that third coronavirus vaccine dose will be needed soon'

'Information mounting showing coronavirus vaccine is effective long-term,' former Health Min. Director General says.

'Not certain that third coronavirus vaccine dose will be needed'

Professor Itamar Grotto: 'Other public buildings can be used as classrooms'

Prof. Itamar Grotto, a senior Health Min. official, says he is 'beating his chest' for not finding solutions for schools.

'Other public buildings can be used as classrooms'

Dep. Health Min. director: Vaccine should kick in soon

Prof. Grotto says lockdown should continue at least until downward trend in severe cases, responds to Liberman: 'We're not hiding details.'

Dep. Health Min. director: Vaccine should kick in soon

Health Ministry director Prof. Grotto: COVID vaccines to start arriving within weeks

First batch of vaccines to be designated for high-risk population; Grotto predicts high levels of uptake.

Health Ministry: COVID vaccines will arrive within weeks

COVID-skeptic professor ‘wasn’t wrong overall, he was just ahead of his time’

Health Ministry Deputy Director Prof. Itamar Grotto was asked by Yediot Ahronot when Israel would return to normal: ‘I believe on Purim.’

COVID-skeptic professor ‘wasn’t wrong, just ahead of his time’player

Prof. Grotto describes 'frustration' as he leaves Health Ministry post

"The government refused to adopt so many of our recommendations, but when things went wrong, we were blamed."

Prof. Grotto 'frustrated' as he leaves Health Ministry post

Deputy director of Health Ministry, Prof. Itamar Grotto, announces resignation

Grotto served in his current position for the last 13 years.

Prof. Grotto, deputy director of Health Ministry, resigns

Coronavirus vaccine? Not in the next few months

Associate Director-General of Israel's Health Ministry tells Arutz Sheva that Israel has learned its lesson, won't need a third lockdown.

Coronavirus vaccine? Not in the next few months

New plan for keeping synagogues opened expected within days

Projector of the fight against COVID-19 in Israel discussed the framework for keeping the nation's synagogues opened to the public.

New plan for keeping synagogues opened expected within days

Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Health: I apologize, I was misled

Health Ministry's Deputy Director General, Itamar Grotto, apologizes after granting exemption from isolation to billionaire Teddy Sagi.

'I apologize, I was misled'

'I'm afraid we'll see a mass of critically ill patients in a month'

Health Minister director-general warns of severe consequences if health guidelines are ignored.

'In a month we could see a mass of critically ill patients'

Health Ministry Director General seeks clarifications from deputy

Moshe Bar Siman Tov demands clarifications on report that his deputy permitted billionaire Teddy Sagi to enter Israel without isolation.

Health Ministry Director General seeks clarifications

Health Minister slams 'serious, unforgivable violation of public trust'

Health Minister Yuli Edelstein instructs deputy minister to investigate following reports official allowed billionaire to skip quarantine.

'Serious, unforgivable violation of public trust'

Worse wave of coronavirus expected during winter

Professor Itamar Grotto, Dep. Director-General of the Health Ministry, warns 'complete normalcy' will only come when there are no new cases.

Worse wave of coronavirus expected during winter

Guidelines for a safe reunion with your grandparents, courtesy of the Health Ministry

Prof. Itamar Grotto, deputy Director-General of the Health Ministry, gives his recommendations for keeping families safe.

Guidelines for a safe reunion with your grandparents

Health Min. official warns: 'Quick return to routine causes quick return of outbreak'

Prof. Itamar Grotto warns: Places where restrictions were eased too quickly saw the virus return quickly. 'Virus is acting very strangely'

'Quick return to routine causes quick return of outbreak'

Health Ministry official: Complete lockdown on first night of Passover

'Tough enforcement so each person sits down to the traditional seder meal only with his own family,' Prof. Itamar Grotto says.

Health Min.: Complete lockdown on first night of Passover

Health Min. official: 'Over 1,400 Israelis have been ordered to self-quarantine'

Prof. Itamar Grotto talks about life in quarantine, says COVID-19 is similar to other coronaviruses, likely originated naturally.

Over 1,400 Israelis have been ordered to self-quarantine

Israeli elected to executive board of UN health agency

World Health Organization elects Israeli professor as a member of its executive board.

Israeli elected to executive board of UN health agency

An Israeli doctor at the World Health Organization

Deputy Director-General of Israel's Health Ministry elected to Executive Committee of the World Health Organization.

An Israeli doctor at the World Health Organization