Health

Feds: Virus Frauds Spread, Preying On Medicare Recipients

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scam artists are preying on older people's fears by peddling fake tests for the coronavirus to Medicare recipients, a federal law enforcement agency warned on Mon...

WATCH: Hasidic Jew Kicked Out Of Toyota Service Center, Told “You Are Spreading The Virus”

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ORANGE COUNTY (VINnews) — A Hasidic man who had an appointment at a Toyota Service Center in Orange County on Monday morning, was asked to leave without getting service. When he...

Can This Well-Known Drug Be The Cure For COVID-19?

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — When Margaret Novins of Freehold, N.J. fell ill on March 8, it started with fatigue, a cough and fevers that brought on vicious chills for five evenings straig...

Bobover Rebbe Suspends All Private Minyanim In His Community

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — In light of the extensive spread of COVID_19 in the US, the Bobover Rebbe-45, Rabbi Mordechai Dovid Unger, has instructed his Chasidim not to set up private mi...

Global Athletes Group Calls For Postponement Of Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — A worldwide group representing Olympic hopefuls is calling on the IOC to postpone the Tokyo Olympics until the coronavirus pandemic is under control — a decision the I...

DHS: Pandemic Measures Cut Illegal Border Crossings By Half

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Trump administration official said Sunday that illegal border crossings have dropped by half as the strictest U.S.-Mexico border policies yet went into place am...

Croatia Quake Injures 17 Amid Partial Coronavirus Lockdown

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A strong earthquake in Croatia on Sunday caused panic, the evacuation of hospitals and widespread damage including to the capital's iconic cathedral — all am...

WATCH: Dr Zelenko Has A Message For Young People Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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ORANGE COUNTY (VINnews) — Dr Zev Zelenko has a calming message for young people who have contracted COVID-19.

Rabbi Lau Declares A Fast Day Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Israeli Chief Rabbi David Lau issued a public letter in which he called for a national fast on this coming Wednesday, the day before Rosh Chodesh Nissan. Rabb...

Urgent Message From Dr. Stuart Ditchek: Why Is The Mir Yeshiva Still Open?

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — Dr. Stuart Ditchek of New York has emerged as one of the most vocal community members in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Dr. Ditchek has been consistent ...

Watch: Police Attacked As They Enforce Health Ministry Directives In Meah Shearim

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Israeli police were attacked Sunday in Meah Shearim when they came to enforce the new regulations known as the "public health directive". The regulations proh...

Why Is Italy Suffering So Much From Covid-19?

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ITALY (VINnews) — Italy is fast emerging as the country suffering most from the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 5000 people dead from the virus and hundreds more dying daily. ...

Chaos, Inconsistency Mark Launch Of Drive-thru Virus Testing

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Drive-thru sites have been opening around the United States to make it quicker and safer to test people for the new coronavirus. But much like the rest of t...

China, On Virus PR Offensive, Sends Masks And Experts Abroad

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BEIJING (AP) — As the fight against a new virus shifts to Europe and beyond, China is supplying millions of masks and other desperately needed items to struggling governments, hopi...

Telemedicine Emerges As Care Option During COVID-19 Outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) - Got a worrisome rash? You can still see a doctor if you can't leave home during the coronavirus outbreak. U.S. public health officials, hospitals and insurance c...

Nursing Home Outbreaks Lay Bare Chronic Industry Problems

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NEW YORK (AP) — Burgeoning coronavirus outbreaks at nursing homes in Washington, Illinois, New Jersey and elsewhere are laying bare the industry’s long-running problems, including ...

Prominent Kiryas Joel Doctor Claims To Have New Solution For Treating COVID-19

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ORANGE COUNTY (VINnews) — Dr Zev Zelenko MD, a prominent doctor who has treated hundreds of Kiryas Joel patients for COVID-19, recently made a video addressed to President Trump. ...

Economic Rescue Tops $1 Trillion As Negotiations Continue

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Top-level negotiations between Congress and the White House pushed into the night Saturday on a ballooning $1 trillion-plus economic rescue package, as President ...

38 Positive For Coronavirus In NYC Jails, Including Rikers

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NEW YORK (AP) — At least 38 people have tested positive for coronavirus in New York City jails, including at the notorious Rikers Island jail complex, the board that oversees the c...

Virus Brings Worry, Waiting At NYC’s Most Famous Eateries

NEW YORK (AP) - They're some of New York City's most iconic eateries, feeding New Yorkers and on visitors' must-see lists for decades, some for more than a century. They've been...