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Health officials reportedly met to discuss the spread of the coronavirus, different variants, vaccines and other related information.

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Ohio has had 2,403,645 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 19,538 cases from Jan. 16 acc… Read more

The goal of the trial was to examine effects on antibody levels and on disease prevention, as well as to evaluate safety, said Professor Gili Regev-Yochay of the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer.

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“The policies make no sense, and honestly, left me feeling like they don’t like Americans and want to see us suffer. I’m not saying this is the case, but it felt that way,” said groom-to-be Mark Spiro.

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Several other countries, including the U.S. and U.K., have already shortened the quarantine period, but Health Ministry officials remain divided on the issue.

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Israel was among the first to order the Food and Drug Administration-approved antiviral drug from Pfizer.

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Ohio has had 2,384,107 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 26,117 cases from Jan. 15 acc… Read more

The Mandel Jewish Community Center’s Camp Wise will require that all campers, staff and contracted providers attending the Claridon Township camp this summer to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a news release. Read more

COVID-19 infections are soaring again at U.S. nursing homes because of the omicron wave, and… Read more

As the number of daily cases continues to rise, Israeli experts admit that COVID policy based almost entirely on shots is proving ineffective.

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Ohio has had 2,307,691 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 41,455 cases from Jan. 13 acc… Read more

According to Rep. David Leland, D-Columbus, and other Jewish lawmakers and advocates throughout Ohio, the growing number of incidents where opponents of COVID-19 pandemic-related public health measures use the Holocaust as part of their rhetoric is a troubling sign of a broader problem. Read more

The Auschwitz Memorial: “Exploiting the tragedy of people who between 1933-45 suffered, were humiliated, tortured and murdered by the totalitarian regime of Nazi Germany in a debate about vaccines and COVID limitations is a sad symptom of moral and intellectual decay.”

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has stopped a major push by the Biden administration to … Read more

COLUMBUS — GOP Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says he has no regrets about his response to the corona… Read more

Congregation Tifereth Israel in Columbus announced Jan. 14 that it would postpone its schola… Read more


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Thursday that the government will double to … Read more

Ohio has had 2,266,236 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 19,262 cases from Jan. 12 acc… Read more

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Most access to a major city adjacent to Beijing was suspended Thursday… Read more

NRx Pharmaceuticals, which has exclusive rights to the Israeli vaccine, is working with local health experts to design a Phase II study of its efficacy as a booster to protect against COVID-19 variants, says the company’s CEO.

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Distrust, misinformation and delays because of the holidays and bad weather have combined to… Read more

Ohio has had 2,246,974 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 20,093 cases from Jan. 11 acc… Read more

“We will not leave citizens to deal with this alone. The state will help carry the burden,” says Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

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Even though Israel is now allowing in tourists, “people are still cautious. It will take a few years” before Israel returns to pre-coronavirus numbers, which, in 2019, stood at a whopping 4.5 million tourists, said Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Fleur Hassan-Nahum.

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“What we’re seeing is that, basically, you can survive off the fumes of past trips for a year or so, but by the time you get to two years without a trip—and we’re hitting that point now on most of our campuses—the network you were able to build through the trip really begins to fall apart,” said David Brog, executive director of the Maccabee Task Force.

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Columbus Metropolitan Library announced Jan. 4 an extension of Sunday closures at all 23 of … Read more

Ohio has had 2,226,881 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 19,611 cases from Jan. 10 acc… Read more

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus will postpone its 2022 gala “Better Together… Read more

“The alarming findings once again indicate the need for national preparation, not only against the pandemic, but also against its mental effects,” says Dr. Gilad Bodenheimer, head of mental-health services for Maccabi.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting Saturday, private health insurers will be required to cover up to… Read more

Ohio has had 2,207,270 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 18,042 cases from Jan. 9 acco… Read more

Ohio has had 2,170,139 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 19,089 cases from Jan. 8 acco… Read more

The decision was made with the aim of preventing severe COVID-19 cases in light of the Omicron variant even before data has come in from a study involving 150 employees at Sheba Medical Center.

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COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said Friday he hopes everyone receives the corona… Read more

Ohio has had 2,151,829 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 19,563 cases from Jan. 6 acco… Read more

Hospitalizations of U.S. children under 5 with COVID-19 soared in recent weeks to their high… Read more

COLUMBUS — Gov. Mike DeWine and first lady Fran DeWine on Thursday met with members of the O… Read more

“We still recommend avoiding unnecessary flights. Morbidity is high worldwide, and these transitions are a risk factor for infection,” said the director-general of Israel’s Ministry of Health Nachman Ash.

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Ohio has had 2,132,266 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 19,442 cases from Jan. 5 acco… Read more


GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Thursday that a record 9.5 million COVID-19… Read more

The U.S. is urging that everyone 12 and older get a COVID-19 booster as soon as they're elig… Read more

The three largest sectors that received funding: FinTech, enterprise IT and data infrastructure, and security.

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Ohio has had 2,112,824 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 19,750 cases from Jan. 4 acco… Read more

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel opened to tourists for the first time in nearly two years. Af… Read more

New coronavirus variant is believed to have 46 mutations. Health Ministry Director-General Nachman Ash gets vaccinated with fourth dose, and calls on those eligible to follow suit.

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Ohio has had 2,093,074 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 20,411 cases from Jan. 3 acco… Read more

The explosive increase in U.S. coronavirus case counts is raising alarm, but some experts be… Read more


COLUMBUS — U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, a pro-vaccine Republican from Ohio, said Tuesday he has te… Read more


Why are so many vaccinated people getting COVID-19 lately? Read more

Ohio has had 2,072,663 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 18,942 cases from Jan. 2 acco… Read more

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