Sunday, November 27, 2022

World

Global Athletes Group Calls For Postponement Of Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — A worldwide group representing Olympic hopefuls is calling on the IOC to postpone the Tokyo Olympics until the coronavirus pandemic is under control — a decision the I...

Croatia Quake Injures 17 Amid Partial Coronavirus Lockdown

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A strong earthquake in Croatia on Sunday caused panic, the evacuation of hospitals and widespread damage including to the capital's iconic cathedral — all am...

Merkel In Quarantine After Doctor Tests Positive For Virus

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has gone into quarantine after being informed that a doctor who administered a vaccine to her has tested positive for the new coronavi...

Why Is Italy Suffering So Much From Covid-19?

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ITALY (VINnews) — Italy is fast emerging as the country suffering most from the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 5000 people dead from the virus and hundreds more dying daily. ...

China, On Virus PR Offensive, Sends Masks And Experts Abroad

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BEIJING (AP) — As the fight against a new virus shifts to Europe and beyond, China is supplying millions of masks and other desperately needed items to struggling governments, hopi...

N Korea Says Trump Sent Letter To Kim, Offers Cooperation

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump sent a personal letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, seeking to maintain good relations and offering cooperation in fighting ...

China Rabbi Says Synagogue Shutdowns Shielded Congregants From Coronavirus

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BEIJING (JTA) - A rabbi in China who urged the members of the Chabad community there not to congregate for worship said the concession shielded them from the coronavirus. “Throu...

Mexico’s President In No Hurry To Confront Virus Outbreak

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Many countries in Latin America have taken aggressive measures to deal with the coronavirus such as closing their borders, dock and airports to foreigners, decla...

Virus Pandemic Tightens Grip; 10,000 Dead Worldwide

PARIS (AP) — The U.S. warned Americans to avoid all international travel and told citizens abroad to return now or face an “indefinite” absence, and California's governor asked all...

China Exonerates Doctor Reprimanded For Warning Of Virus

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BEIJING (AP) — China has exonerated a doctor who was officially reprimanded for warning about the coronavirus outbreak and later died of the disease, a startling admission of error...

Jews In The United Kingdom Prepare For Distancing As Britain Adapts To Coronavirus

LONDON (JTA) - As the coronavirus forced the shutdown of many synagogues in the United States and beyond last Shabbat, many British Jews celebrated the day of rest as usual. At ...

Dr. Rich Roberts Addresses the COVID-19 Crisis

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LAKEWOOD (VINnews) — Dr. Rich Roberts is both a distinguished medical doctor and a shrewd investor. In a video released today he discusses the social and economic ramifications of ...

Virus Revives Demand For Traditional French Soap

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MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Amid the rapid spread of the new coronavirus across Europe, the hallmark Marseille tradition of soap-making is enjoying a renaissance, as the French redisc...

Brooklyn Doctor: Don’t Go To Shul, If You Go You Are A Sinner And Potential Murderer

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — In his latest Facebook video, Dr. Stuart Ditchek, an infectious disease specialist from Brooklyn, New York, declares unequivocally that all shuls in New York s...

Wuhan Offers Hope On Virus Front; Italy Nears Stark Toll

BEIJING (AP) — Thursday was a day of contrasts on the front lines of the battle against the new coronavirus. In a sign of hope, the Chinese city of Wuhan reported no new homegrown ...

Germany Bans Anti-semitic Group, Raids Homes In 10 States

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities conducted raids in 10 German states Thursday at premises linked to a group accused of pursuing a mix of anti-government and racist ideology. Germany's ...

Disappointing Results In 1st Chinese Virus Study

BEIJING (AP) - Scientists in China are reporting disappointing results from the first study completed on a potential COVID-19 treatment. A combination of two antiviral drugs tha...

Technion Team Suggests Way To Sample 64 People At Once For Corona Infection

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HAIFA (VINnews) — A Technion-based group of researchers in conjunction with Haifa's Rambam Medical Center claim to have come up with a faster and more efficient way to test people ...

British Chief Rabbi Orders All Synagogues Closed Over Coronavirus

UNITED KINGDOM (JTA) — British Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis ordered the closure of all synagogues affiliated with United Synagogue, the largest network of Orthodox synagogues in the ...

How Chinese People Came Together When Separated By Quarantine, Creating Hope, Humor And Art

NEW YORK (THE CONVERSATION-AP-Belinda Kong Bowdoin College) Fear and blame appear to be fast becoming Americans’ defining emotions around COVID-19. Headlines seem to offer either w...