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New research links COVID spike protein to heart damage

New generation of COVID vaccines may focus on T-cell response rather than spike protein encoding.

New research links COVID spike protein to heart damage

German Health Ministry: 'One serious adverse event for every 5,000 COVID vaccinations'

Twitter removed post as "misleading," then reinstated with added note that "the risk is very small."

'1 serious adverse event for every 5,000 COVID vaccinations'

New study: COVID booster significantly delays end of infection

31% boosted people still contagious 10 days post-infection vs. 6% unvaccinated.

COVID booster significantly delays end of infection

Sesame Street's new clip touting COVID shots for kids

Outraged replies hidden on Twitter, such as 'Brought to you by the letter P.'

Sesame Street's new clip touting COVID shots for kidsplayer

Watch: Whoopi VS. Whoopi

For the past few years, 'The View' host has been telling people they need to get vaccinated 'or else.' Now she's singing a different tune.

Watch: Whoopi VS. Whoopiplayer

BMJ Senior Editor: COVID vaccines more likely to put you in hospital than keep you out

New study shows over 8 per 10,000 net increase in hospitalization following vaccination.

'COVID vax more likely to put you in hospital than keep you out'

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

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.

Biden hails vaccines for children under fiveplayer

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.

Dr. Fauci admits: No data showing benefit of boosters for kidsplayer

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'

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

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

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

New study shows 4th COVID shot only protects against infection for 4 weeks

Protection against severe COVID infection more robust at six-week end point.

4th COVID shot only protects against infection for 4 weeks

New study shows antibody levels not predictive of protection against COVID infection

Trial participants, all healthcare workers, with fewer titers didn't contract COVID while those with more did.

Antibody levels insignificant for protection against COVID

Study of 4th COVID vaccine shot shows only marginal efficacy

Initial spike in antibodies following shot did not translate into significantly greater protection, even after only a month.

Study of 4th COVID vaccine shot shows only marginal efficacy

Four-year-old child from Jerusalem contracts polio

Child was reportedly not vaccinated.

Four-year-old child from Jerusalem contracts polio

Most of the world is 'high-risk' for COVID according to CDC

"Make sure you're fully vaccinated" if you visit, says CDC, even though these countries have the highest vaccination rates.

Most of the world is 'high-risk' for COVID according to CDC

Green Pass to expire at midnight for most venues

Only weddings, clubs, & parties to remain restricted as government admits failure of vaccination to prevent spread of Omicron COVID variant.

Green Pass to expire at midnight for most venues

'80% of serious COVID cases are fully vaccinated' says Ichilov hospital director

Vaccine has "no significance regarding severe illness," says Prof. Jacob Giris.

'80% serious cases are fully vaccinated' says Ichilov director

Ottawa police open 'hate crime' hotline despite zero violence at truckers' protest

Police chief calls protest "dangerous in every aspect" but can only point to "massive traffic chaos & gridlock" as damages caused.

Ottawa police open 'hate crime' hotline despite zero violence

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

Radio host calls for unvaxxed to be denied hospital care

Howard Stern says: "In my America, you'd go home and die," claims "nothing happened" to anyone as a result of vaccination.

Radio host calls for unvaxxed to be denied hospital care

Tennis star Novak Djokovic deported from Australia

Tennis star denied entry into Australia after initially being granted medical exemption for vaccination requirements.

Tennis star Novak Djokovic deported from Australia

How did Israel fare in 2021?

2021 was an eventful period in the existence of the young State of Israel, with many developments, some positive and others negative..

How did Israel fare in 2021?

Let our people come home

We can find ways, necessary COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, vaccination and quarantine, to open our doors to Jews living abroad.Op-ed.

Let our people come home

A red country dilemma

One problem about wanting or needing to be in Israel is the random nature of the regulations set for entry into the country. Op-ed.

A red country dilemma

It's OK to force the 'Jab'

Israel is at a crossroads: on the verge of a 5th surge of Covid-19 - or Omicron might be the pandemic's end. Vaccination is a must. Op-ed.

It's OK to force the 'Jab'

A season of never-ending discontent

Are we ever going to be free of this Wuhan whirlwind? Op-ed.

A season of never-ending discontent

Intel to put unvaccinated employees on unpaid leave

Employees who are not vaccinated by January 4 to be placed on unpaid leave for 3 months starting in April.

Intel to put unvaccinated employees on unpaid leave

Nurse shortage: Only 400 nurses for school vaccination campaign

Despite Bennett's intent to combat the Omicron strain through student vaccination, there are not enough nurses in schools.

Nurse shortage: Only 400 nurses for school vaccination campaign

Magen David Adom: In-school vaccination against COVID-19

Magen David Adom team members are providing COVID-19 vaccinations at the schools, to children aged 5-11 years old.

Magen David Adom: In-school vaccination against COVID-19

Bennett warns of lockdown if vaccination rates don't rise

Internal Security Minister Omer Bar-Lev suggests imposing green pass on people leaving their homes as Omicron strain spreads.

Bennett warns of lockdown if vaccination rates don't rise

The COVID dilemmas: Antivaxxers in the UK

Boosters should deal with the Omicron threat — but what about antivaxers? Op-ed.

The COVID dilemmas: Antivaxxers in the UK

The COVID dilemmas: Tzuris and Kashas in the USA

Don't ask these four kashas because you may not want to hear the answers.. A spoof on the COVID situation. Op-ed.

The COVID dilemmas:  Tzuris and Kashas in the USA

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

FDA could authorize boosters for all adults as early as Thursday

FDA aiming to authorize Pfizer booster doses for all adults as early as Thursday, sources say.

FDA could authorize boosters for all adults as early as Thursday

Health Ministry chief approves children's vaccines

Prof. Nachman Ash accepts recommendation of Ministry of Health expert teams to vaccinate children aged 5-11 against COVID-19.

Health Ministry chief approves children's vaccines

Health Ministry recommends vaccinating 5-11-year-olds

Epidemic treatment team at the Ministry of Health presents summary of discussion on vaccination of 5-11-year-olds.

Health Ministry recommends vaccinating 5-11-year-oldsplayer

Children's vaccines could arrive in Israel by November 15

Ministry of Health team on pandemic handling will meet on Thursday to discuss vaccines for children aged 5-11 following the FDA's approval.

Children's vaccines could arrive in Israel by November 15