New York, New Jersey Govs Say ‘Mask Up!’ as COVID-19 Infections Skyrocket Again

"We continue to take strong action to respond to outbreaks and to stop the spread. Mask Up."

Global Study Shows Jews Were Affected by Covid-19 Worse than Non-Jews in First Wave

Jewish communities in the UK, Italy, Belgium and Sweden particularly affected during first wave, but no single Jewish pattern worldwide.

Health Ministry Changes Criteria, Raises Number of Red, Orange Zones

Preschools and classrooms in grades 1 through 4 remain open in all cities regardless of zone designation and/or level of infection.

Here We Go Again: COVID-19 Wave 3.0

A night curfew is under discussion, though no decision has been reached. “We are trying not to close down on the holidays.”

UK Approves Pfizer / BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for Use

"The vaccine will begin to be made available across the UK from next week."

Technion Team Wins Gold for Anti-COVID-19 Gel Technology

Unlike existing sanitization products, the gel provides active skin protection for hours and does not damage the skin microbiome.

Study: Anxiety, Depression Symptoms Skyrocket Among Israelis in Coronavirus Wave 2.0

The "mental damage is not outwardly visible, and is therefore not being properly treated."

NYC Health Commish Issues COVID-19 Warning for Seniors, At-Risk Locals

"You are hereby advised to limit activities outside your home . . . (and) to limit your interactions with other people as much as possible."

Couldn’t Happen to a Nicer Guy: Hamas Boss Yahya Sinwar Down with Covid-19

Sinwar's health is good and he continues his normal day's work (plotting murderous attacks on Jews and cultivating his orchids).

Moderna Tells FDA Covid-19 Vaccine ‘100% Effective’ in Preventing Severe Cases

Moderna may have the edge over its competitors because of its reported advantage in the storage it requires.

In Israel COVID-19 Numbers Begin to Rise Again: When Is the Next Lockdown?

The bad news comes just in time for Hanukah, when store owners, business people and tourist agencies need sales to recoup their COVID-19-related losses.

Netanyahu May Reinstate Restrictions if COVID Infection Continues to Rise

"If necessary, we will halt the continued easing of restrictions and even tighten those we have already given."

High School Students Back in Class as Covid Infection Rate Rises

According to the Ministry of Education’s outline, the students will learn in half classes for at least two days a week, and the rest of their schooling will continue online.

IDF December 2020 Draft Launched Today under Covid-19 Guidelines

Among the adjustments made in dealing with the coronavirus, the daily number of recruits is being decreased to prevent overcrowding up the conscription chain.

With Over 1,000 Corona Patients in 2 Consecutive Days, Israel’s Malls Open for Business

The IDF Military Intelligence announced on Friday morning that an uncontrolled opening of the malls "is expected to accelerate the level of morbidity."

Red Zones Return to Some Communities as Health Ministry Reports COVID-19 Spreading Again in...

“We may get a small shipment (of Pfizer vaccine) at the end of December but really we’re looking at the first or second quarter of 2021.”

Report: Russia Will Vaccinate Minks to Prevent Coronavirus Mutations

“We have no intention of killing our mink because of Covid-19."

Israel to Transfer Medical Equipment to Gaza in Exchange for ‘Lull’

The meeting concluded with an initial agreement to deliver 15 ventilators and screening devices this week.

COVID-19 Spike May Send Los Angeles County Into Lockdown

Most non-essential activity outside the home from 10 pm to 5 am is already banned until December 21 in California's purple-coded counties.

Shin Bet Geolocation Sends You to Quarantine Even If You Only Spoke to Corona...

The Shin Bet said that the Health Ministry is in charge, and the Health Ministry said it was the Home Front Command, which in turn said it was the Health Ministry.

Israel Set to Receive Pfizer Vaccine in December 2020

Medical personnel will be the first to receive the inoculation.

Hamas Demands Respirators from Israel as Gaza Sees Sharp Increase in COVID-19 Cases

Yahya Sinwar, the leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip threatened during the first wave that if the residents of the Gaza Strip could not breathe, then six million Israelis would not breathe either.

As Litzman Warned, Israel’s Health Ministry says Chanukah Lockdown is Possible

With Israel's COVID-19 infection rate at 1.4 percent, Health Ministry Director General Hezi Levy says that the increase in morbidity could lead to new coronavirus restrictions.

Report: Israel’s COVID-19 Vaccine Expected in Summer 2021

Just in case the vaccine is not effective, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has already made deals with Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Moderna. Sputnik V is also a candidate.

FDA Approves Emergency Mass Application of Antibody Cocktail Used to Treat Trump

The catch: Regeneron has said it will only have 80,000 doses of its new medication by the end of this month.

Israel Reaches COVID-19 Vaccine Agreement with AstraZeneca

According to the agreement, AstraZeneca will provide Israel with approximately ten million doses of its coronavirus vaccine (AZD1222) for five million people.

De Blasio: NYC is a Week or Two Away from Orange Zone Status

"I think from what the governor said yesterday and the numbers certainly reflect it, I don’t think it’s an 'if' the city is going into an orange zone. It’s a 'when.'"

NYC Public Schools to Close Due to Rising COVID-19 Numbers

Thus far, there has been no announcement of closures by any of the Jewish day schools or yeshivahs.

Israel Neonatalogy Report: Only 3.5 Percent of Newborns Contract COVID-19 from Infected Mothers

The Israeli findings correlate with data collected worldwide, which indicate that pregnant women rarely, if ever, transmit coronavirus to fetuses.

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