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COVID Deaths And Cases Are Rising Again At US Nursing Homes

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COVID-19 infections are soaring again at U.S. nursing homes because of the omicron wave, and deaths are climbing too, leading to new restrictions on family visits and a renewed pus...

Torrential Rains Cause Flooding in Coastal Plain, 18,000 Lod Residents Stranded

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Torrential rains over the weekend in Israel have led to flooding in many of the lower areas in the country. In many cities streets and even cars were submerge...

Netanyahu, Prosecution Close To Compromise On Plea Bargain Agreement

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The continuing contacts between the lawyers of former prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit have led to significant progre...

CDC Encourages More Americans To Consider N95 Masks

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday encouraged more Americans to wear the kind of N95 or KN95 masks used by health-care workers to slow the spread of the coronavirus. ...

Federal Testing Website Launches Next Week, 4 Tests Per Home

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal website where Americans can request free COVID-19 tests will begin accepting orders on Wednesday as the White House looks to address nationwide shorta...

Israel Says 500K Have Received 4th Vaccine Dose

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has administered a 4th vaccine dose to more than 500,000 people, the Health Ministry said Friday. Israel began administering second boosters to the most ...

Study: Stronger Evidence Linking Virus To Multiple Sclerosis

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There’s more evidence that one of the world’s most common viruses may set some people on the path to developing multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis is a potentially disabling...

Supreme Court Halts COVID-19 Vaccine Rule For US Businesses

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has stopped the Biden administration from enforcing a requirement that employees at large businesses be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo w...

UK Government Cuts COVID Isolation Period To 5 Days, From 7

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LONDON (AP) — British officials said Thursday the self-isolation period for people in England who test positive for COVID-19 will be reduced from next week to five full days, inste...

BDE: Reb Yisrael Reuven Pick, Supporter Of Gur Institutions, Dies At 100

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — Reb Yisrael Reuven Pick, a prominent supporter of Gur institutions over many decades and one of the most esteemed members of the Los Angeles Jewish community, ...

Rabbi Mutzafi: Those who Dissuade Others from the Vaccine ‘Will Sit with Murderers’

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ISRAEL (VINnews) — On Wednesday, a leading Sefardi Posek blasted those who campaign against the Covid vaccine. According to Kikar Shabbos, Rabbi Bentzion Mutzafi was asked by a stu...

Trump Slams Politicians Who Won’t Say They Got Booster Shots

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NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is slamming politicians who refuse to say whether they have received COVID-19 booster shots as “gutless.” “You gotta say it. Whethe...

US Army Ups Bonuses For Recruits To $50K, As COVID Takes Toll

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Army, for the first time, is offering a maximum enlistment bonus of $50,000 to highly skilled recruits who join for six years, The Associated Press has l...

Soaring COVID-19 Cases Renew US Debate Over Mask Mandates

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Officials across the U.S. are again weighing how and whether to impose mask mandates as COVID-19 infections soar and the American public grows ever wearier of pandemic-related rest...

Monkey Business: Antwerp Zoo Put Kids At Ease For Virus Jab

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ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — The Belgian city of Antwerp has put its faith in monkey business to put kids at ease for their first COVID-19 jab. With the expansion of the country's va...

UK’s Johnson Apologizes For Attending Lockdown Party

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LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologized Wednesday for attending a garden party during Britain’s coronavirus lockdown in 2020, but brushed aside opposition demands tha...

Quebec To Force Unvaccinated To Pay Financial Penalty

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MONTREAL (AP) — The premier of the French-speaking Canadian province of Quebec announced Tuesday that adult residents who refuse to get vaccinated against COVID-19 will be charged ...

Fauci Dismissed Wuhan Lab Leak Theory As ‘Shiny Object’ In Leaked Emails

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WASHINGTON (VINnews) — According to an email thread newly leaked by House Republicans on Tuesday, Dr. fauci dismissed the theory that COVID-19 may have emerged from a Chinese lab s...

DeSantis: Freedom Is Good, COVID Mandates, Lockdowns Are Bad

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made it clear in his State of the State speech Tuesday that he likes teachers, first responders and freedom and he doesn't like D...

Israeli PM: Omicron Unstoppable But No Need For ‘Hysteria’

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Tuesday tried to calm Israelis anxious about the rapid spread of the omicron variant, insisting the government is managing...