Monday, August 15, 2022

Health

Coronavirus Survivor: ‘In My Blood, There May Be Answers’

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NEW YORK (AP) — Tiffany Pinckney remembers the fear when COVID-19 stole her breath. So when she recovered, the New York City mother became one of the country’s first survivors to d...

Brooklyn’s Orthodox Neighborhoods Have Especially High Rates Of The Coronavirus

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NEW YORK (JTA) — Four heavily Orthodox neighborhoods in Brooklyn have especially high rates of the novel coronavirus, according to data released by this city’s Department of Health...

Doctor Warns of Bnei Brak ‘Catastrophe’, Army Begins To Evacuate Patients

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BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — A doctor who was transferred to working on the Bnei Brak coronavirus epidemic spoke to the Makor Rishon newspaper and said that "a catastrophe is developing i...

Nyc Mayor Urges National Enlistment Program For Doctors

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called Friday for a national enlistment program for doctors and nurses to handle an expected surge in coronavirus cases in New Yo...

A New Form of v’Nishmartem: Flush With the Toilet Cover Down

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by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com There is such a thing as tzo'ah-oral transmission, and we should all watch out for it. According to the Association for Professionals in In...

Policemen Dress Up As Chareidim, Bust Clandestine Minyan

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RECHASIM (VINnews) — Two members of the Zevulun police department went undercover as Chareidim in order to find out the whereabouts of a clandestine minyan taking place inside a sh...

States Demand Ventilators As Feds Ration Limited Supply

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks ago, the Pentagon promised to make as many as 2,000 military ventilators available as the federal government strains to contend with the coronavirus pan...

Trump Admin Moves Toward Promoting Broader Use Of Face Masks

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is formalizing new guidance to recommend that many Americans wear face coverings in an effort to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, ...

The Cuomo Show, Andrew And Chris, Enliven Coronavirus TV

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NEW YORK (AP) — With all their familial love and drama, the Cuomo brothers — Andrew during the daytime, Chris at night — have become compelling figures in the plague-driven landsca...

Kiryas Joel: Authorities To Arrest Those Who Ignore Social Distancing Rules

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ORANGE COUNTY (VINnews) — Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus hosted an hour-long forum on Thursday to update the public on the current situation regarding Coronavirus in Orange ...

Opinion: Here Is Why I Am Staying Home For Pesach This Year

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — As Pesach draws nearer, and the Coronavirus pandemic is still here, many people are faced with a tough reality. The reality that they will be forced to spend P...

NYC Residents Should Cover Face When In Public, Mayor Says

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NEW YORK (AP) - New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio asked New Yorkers to wear a face covering when they go outside and will be near other people. He cited research showing asympt...

Toronto To Fine People For Not Distancing

TORONTO — The mayor of Canada's most populous city says anyone caught walking within 2 meters (6 feet) of another person in a Toronto public park or square may be subject to a fine...

New Rochelle Synagogue Members Donate Blood Antibodies To Fight COVID-19

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NEW ROCHELLE (JNS) — Members of a congregation in New Rochelle, N.Y., began donating blood on Tuesday in an effort to help researchers who are creating a way to treat COVID-19. ...

Calls To Fire Litzman For Violating His Own Ministry’s Regulations And Praying In A Shul

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — After Israeli Health Minister Yaakov Litzman tested positive Thursday morning for coronavirus, politicians and public figures including the prime minister wer...

Cuomo: New York Could Exhaust Ventilator Stockpile In Days

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NEW YORK (AP) - Cuomo said New York could be six days away from exhausting its supply of ventilators as the statewide death count jumped by more than 400 in 24 hours. The breath...

Watch: Bnei Brak Residents Berate People Davening Outdoors, Calling Them ‘Murderers’

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BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — Tempers flared in Bnei Brak as frightened residents shouted at people davening in a local park and near a local synagogue, calling them "murderers" and "evil ...

Fauci Says He Feels Safe Despite Threats, Is Focusing On Job

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease official, said Thursday he feels safe despite reports he's received online threats and has had uncomfortable pe...

Central Park Houses Hospital Ward As Ny Races To Add Beds

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NEW YORK (AP) — There is a coronavirus ward in tents in Central Park. A makeshift hospital has been set up in a Manhattan convention center. Over the next few weeks, spaces includi...

Israeli HMO Director Estimates There Are 75,000 Coronavirus Carriers In Bnei Brak

BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — The director of the Maccabi HMO, Professor Ran Sa'ar, said Thursday that "Maccabi treats about a half of the residents of Bnei Brak and according to various i...