Health

Los Angeles OKs One Of Strictest US Vaccination Mandates

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles leaders on Wednesday approved one of the nation's strictest vaccine mandates — a sweeping measure that requires the shots for everyone entering bars,...

Sweden Suspends Use Of Moderna Vaccine For Young People

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish health authorities on Wednesday suspended the use of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for those ages 30 and under, saying the move was done out of prec...

The CDC Published A Study Finding That Camp During COVID-19 Can Be Safe. Its Proof: Camp Ramah.

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NEW YORK (JTA) — The Centers for Disease Control has published a study conducted by the medical committee of the Camp Ramah network, highlighting the Jewish camps’ highly successfu...

Australia Won’t Welcome Foreign Tourists Until At Least 2022

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Foreign tourists won’t be welcomed back to Australia until at least next year, the prime minister said Tuesday as he outlined plans for lifting some of t...

New Zealand Admits It Can No Longer Get Rid Of Coronavirus

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's government acknowledged Monday what most other countries did long ago: It can no longer completely get rid of the coronavirus. Prime...

Archaeologists Claim To Have Located Mt. Sinai – On The Saudi Arabian Side Of The Red Sea

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Archaeologists from the Christian-based Doubting Thomas Research Foundation claim to have located one of the holiest sites in the Bible: Mount Sinai, the plac...

Florida First Lady Casey Desantis Has Breast Cancer

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida first lady Casey DeSantis has breast cancer, her husband Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday. DeSantis, 41, is the mother of the couple's three c...

2 Win Medicine Nobel For Showing How We React To Heat, Touch

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STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two scientists won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for their discoveries into how the human body perceives temperature and touch, revelations that could lead...

COVID Vaccine Mandate Takes Effect For NYC Teachers, Staff

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City teachers and other school staff members are supposed to be vaccinated against COVID-19 when the bell rings Monday morning, in one of the first school ...

Virus Surge Hits New England Despite High Vaccination Rates

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BOSTON (AP) - Despite having the highest vaccination rates in the country, there are constant reminders for most New England states of just how vicious the delta variant of COVID-1...

Russia Reports New Record Daily COVID Death Toll

MOSCOW — Russia has reported a record daily death toll from COVID-19. It’s the fifth time in a week that deaths have hit a new high in the country. The national coronavirus task...

WATCH: Rabbi Dr. Aaron Glatt Addresses The Questions And “Messaging” About The COVID Vaccine

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — Last year, while most Shuls had limited and restricted Minyanim from Rosh Hashana through Simchas Torah, this year, most shuls were open for business, albeit w...

Israel Tightens COVID ‘Green Pass’ Rules, Sparking Protest

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel restricted its COVID Green Pass on Sunday to allow only those who have received a vaccine booster dose or recently recuperated from coronavirus to enter ind...

Watch: Rabbi Pinto Slams Vaccine Refusers Saying Opposition Stems From Satan

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Los ANGELES (VINnews) - Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto, head of the global organization Mosdos Shuva Israel, has called on his followers and listeners to get vaccinated against coronavirus,...

New Antiviral Drugs Offer Hope In Battle Against Coronavirus

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — Israel recently spent 30 million NIS to purchase a supply of Regeneron, a drug designed to prevent  deterioration in the condition of coronavirus patients. The...

COVID-19 Deaths Eclipse 700,000 In US As Delta Variant Rages

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It’s a milestone that by all accounts didn’t have to happen this soon. The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 eclipsed 700,000 late Friday — a number greater than the population of B...

Justice Kavanaugh Tests Positive For COVID, Has No Symptoms

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says Justice Brett Kavanaugh has tested positive for COVID-19. The high court said in a press release Friday that Kavanaugh has no symptoms a...

Merck Says Experimental Pill Cuts Worst Effects Of COVID-19

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Drugmaker Merck said Friday that its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus and t...

World’s Richest Man Snubs Rival, Offering Him ‘Silver Medal’ With ‘Giant Statue Of The Digit 2’

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — If you think that exceedingly wealthy people can be magnanimous towards others in their unique category, think again. The adage in Koheles that "a lover of mon...

Israel’s Special Grenades Save Life Of Commando In Jenin Firefight

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — During a firefight between Israeli commandos and terrorists in the village of Burqin near Jenin Sunday morning, five terrorists were killed but two of the com...