Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Health

Israelis Looking Out For Overworked Healthcare Professionals

RAANANA, Israel (AP) — While hunkering down at home and keeping three young children entertained in coronavirus isolation, Adi Karmon Scope had a thought: How much harder was it fo...

Israel’s Defense Minister And Senior Health Officials Criticize Israel’s Sweeping Lockdown, Call For More Tests

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Senior officials in Israel continue to criticize the Health Ministry's policy of imposing sweeping isolation on the entire country while minimizing the import...

Some Doctors Moving Away From Ventilators For Virus Patients

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NEW YORK (AP) — As health officials around the world push to get more ventilators to treat coronavirus patients, some doctors are moving away from using the breathing machines when...

Mayor Says Virus Has Hit Black, Hispanic New Yorkers Hard

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's death toll from the coronavirus has been disproportionately high in black and Hispanic communities, and the city is starting an outreach campaign fo...

Coronavirus Kills 15 At Amsterdam’s Jewish Old-age Home

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AMSTERDAM (JTA) - At least 15 people have died at the main Jewish elderly home in Amsterdam and another 22 are infected with the disease. COVID-19 began infecting Beth Shalom re...

Passover In Isolation Dampens Holiday Mood In Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Each year, Patricia Sheetrit and her family gather with in-laws for the first night of Passover, bringing together some 20 people for the holiday’s main event, the...

NYC Mayor Says Deaths At Home Should Be Added To Virus Toll

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledged Wednesday that the city's official coronavirus statistics have missed hundreds of people who died at home without ev...

Coronavirus Scams: Guard Against Fraud Cures And Other Cons

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Con artists are finding lots of marks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Watchdog groups and authorities report a surge of complaints about scams targeting people who...

Dancing And Rejoicing As Hatzalah Member Who Recovered From Corona Returns To Monsey

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MONSEY (VINnews) — Members of Monsey's Hatzalah celebrated as their friend returned home after recovering from coronavirus. The friends sang and danced with him (maintaining social...

Watch: Street Bris In Ashdod

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ASHDOD (VINnews) — This street Bris took place in Ashdod today, presumably to enable neighbours to look on and participate. Note the alcohol gel on hand and the masks on faces of p...

BD’H: Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Secretary Passes Away From Coronavirus

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — Chabad Chasidim worldwide were plunged into mourning with the passing of Rabbi Yehuda Leib Gruner, who served as the personal secretary of the Lubavitcher Rebb...

CDC Weighs Loosening Guidelines For Some Exposed To Virus

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering changing its guidelines for self-isolation to make it easier for those who have been exposed to some...

NYC Virus Deaths Exceed 4,000, Topping Toll For 9/11 Attacks

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus rose past 4,000 on Tuesday, eclipsing the number killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11. In Britain, Prime Ministe...

Trump Says He Will ‘Put A Hold’ On US Funding To World Health Organization, Says ‘They Missed The Call’ On Pandemic

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he would “put a hold” on U.S. funding for the World Health Organization, before backtracking and claiming, “I’m not saying I’m going t...

Israeli Officials Make Wearing Masks In Public Mandatory

JERUSALEM (JNS) — The Israeli government announced on Tuesday a new regulation requiring people to wear masks in public in order to help stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-1...

Russian-Jewish Businessman Donates 3,000 Meals Daily To Senior Citizens Under Lockdown

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RUSSIA (JTA) — Viktor Vekselberg, a Russian-Jewish businessman, is providing 3,000 free meals a day to Russians older than 65 in lockdown over the coronavirus. Vekselberg’s free...

Sen. Schumer Proposes $25,000 ‘Heroes’ Pay For Frontline Workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare move, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he will attempt to swiftly pass additional funds for small businesses to keep making payroll a...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Calls On New York’s Orthodox Jews To Abstain From Large Religious Gatherings

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NEW YORK (JTA) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on the Orthodox Jewish community to refrain from holding large religious gatherings, saying on Tuesday that the New York Police D...

Israeli Defense Minister: I Forbid You To Make A Seder With Grandma And Grandpa

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett urged Jews worldwide not to make a Pesach Seder with their grandparents, since the most lethal infections of coronavi...

One Fortunate 90-year-old Survived Covid-19, And Offers Hope

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NEW YORK (AP) - Anna Fortunato, a 90-year-old survivor of COVID-19, has a message for the rest of us: Do not be afraid. Do not despair. “Keep on fighting, have that positive ...