Health

Scientists Worry An Avian Flu Killing Thousands Of Cranes In Israel Could Spread To Humans

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JERUSALEM (JTA) - As the Omicron variant of the coronavirus spreads across Israel, scientists in the country are worried about a new infectious disease threat: an avian flu that ha...

WATCH: Eric Adams Details COVID Battle Plan, Vows To Keep Private Sector Vaccine Mandate In Place

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NEW YORK (VINnews) - Mayor-elect Eric Adams held a news conference unveiling his plans to combat COVID in New York City as he prepares to take office this weekend. Adams sai...

US Children Hospitalized With COVID In Near-Record Numbers

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SEATTLE (AP) — The omicron-fueled surge that is sending COVID-19 cases rocketing in the U.S. is putting children in the hospital in close to record numbers, and experts lament that...

Israeli Gvt. Rejects Bill Allowing Wives Of Avreichim To Take Sick Leave For Children, MK Maklev: ‘Discrimination’

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The Israeli government is opposed to allowing the wives of Avreichim to stay home with their children on sick leave. The Knesset rejected a bill submitted by ...

Chief Rabbi of South Africa to Israel: Omicron Panic was Overblown, Let Our Citizens Back In

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ISRAEL (VINnews) — Rabbi Warren Goldstein, Chief Rabbi of South Africa, wrote a sharply-worded letter to Israeli President Yitzhcak Herzog on Wednesday, saying that contrary to med...

WATCH: China Parades COVID Rule Breakers Through Streets In Hazmat Suits To Publicly Shame Them

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China, which already has one of the strictest set of Covid laws around the world, has started to publicly shame people who break the rules. Authorities in the Guangxi have been ...

Widespread Flight Cancellations Continue As Omicron Spreads

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of flights were cancelled Wednesday as the omicron variant creates havoc both for travelers and for airlines that are having to cobble together flight crew...

WHO Chief Worried About ‘Tsunami’ Of Omicron, Delta Cases

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BERLIN (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday that he's worried about the omicron and delta variants of COVID-19 producing a “tsunami” of cases between the...

New COVID-19 Cases In US Soar To Highest Levels On Record

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CHICAGO (AP) — More than a year after the vaccine was rolled out, new cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. have soared to the highest level on record at over 265,000 per day on average, a...

NY Lawmakers Aren’t Voting On Bill To Detain The Unvaccinated

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NEW YORK (AP) - CLAIM: New York lawmakers will vote Jan. 5 on a bill that would allow for the “indefinite detention of the unvaccinated.” THE FACTS: The claim is misrepresenting...

One-Sixth of NYPD Out Sick as Covid-Surge Continues

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — As COVID surges through New York City, a large chunk of the NYPD has called out sick, many with flu-like symptoms. According to the New York Post, over 6,00...

US Officials Recommend Shorter COVID Isolation, Quarantine

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Monday cut isolation restrictions for asymptomatic Americans who catch the coronavirus from 10 to five days, and similarly shortened the ti...

Omicron Accounts For 59% Of New Cases In US

NEW YORK – U.S. government figures show that the omicron variant continues to account for a growing proportion of new coronavirus infections in the country. Omicron accounted fo...

Flu Is Making A Comeback In US After An Unusual Year Off

The U.S. flu season has arrived on schedule after taking a year off, with flu hospitalizations rising and two child deaths reported. Last year's flu season was the lowest on rec...

COVID-19 and 100 Brachos a Day

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By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com It is one of those things, where the Midrash is more famous than the Gemorah. The Midrash  on Parshas Korach (Bamidbar Rabbah 18:17) tells ...

Fauci: US Should Consider Vaccine Mandate For US Air Travel

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said Monday the U.S. should consider a vaccination mandate for domestic air travel, signaling a potenti...

Delta: Flight From U.S. To Shanghai Turned Back Because Of COVID Rules

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BEIJING (AP) — Delta Air Lines said Monday that new pandemic-related cleaning requirements at a Shanghai airport were behind the turning back of a recent flight from Seattle in mid...

Israel Trials 4th Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine

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JERUSALEM — Israel has begun trials of a fourth dose of coronavirus vaccine in what is believed to be the first study of its kind. The trial began at Sheba Medical Center, outsi...

Prime Minister Bennett Isolates After Daughter Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Prime Minister Naftali Bennett entered quarantine Sunday after his daughter tested positive for coronavirus, according to a government spokesman. Despite rece...

150,000 Holocaust Survivors To Receive $200M In Emergency COVID-19 Funding

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About 150,000 Jewish victims of Nazi persecution are set to receive emergency funding of approximately $1,400 per person from Germany in the coming days, according to the Conferenc...