The latest coronavirus headlines

Israel’s High Court of Justice scales back controversial phone tracing program; Deputy health minister calls the ruling “a crime against Israeli public health.”

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Ohio has had 967,422 total cases of COVID-19 and 17,297 total deaths, the Ohio Department of… Read more

Ohio has had 964,380 total cases of COVID-19 and 17,183 total deaths, the Ohio Department of… Read more

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about COVID-19: Read more

Ohio will soon be lifting restrictions and announcing new guidance on sports venues, proms, … Read more

Planning is underway at The Ohio State University in Columbus for a “reactivation” of campus… Read more

“To limit the invasion of privacy and prevent the misuse of the information, the law states that the information will be used solely for the purpose of encouraging people to get vaccinated,” the Knesset said in a statement.

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Some 5,000 youngsters from abroad involved in a variety of programs in the country, will be inoculated over the course of a week and a half.

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In an upcoming weekend interview, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reveals that he is in talks with Pfizer and Moderna for tens of millions of doses approved for kids.

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Ohio has had 959,995 total cases of COVID-19 and 17,045 total deaths, the Ohio Department of… Read more

“God forbid, I don’t want any of our volunteers [getting sick or] passing the virus on to a patient,” says United Hatzalah founder and president Eli Beer, who himself recovered from a serious case of COVID-19.

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The nighttime closures will be in effect from Thursday evening to Sunday morning; Purim gatherings during the daytime restricted.

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Best friends Uriel Levitt and Jacob Werbin, both with disabilities and who found themselves out of work and unable to go to camp last summer, founded a company with the help of their mothers and the support of their community.

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine received the second dose of the COVID-19 va… Read more

Ohio has had 958,153 total cases of COVID-19 and 16,968 total deaths, the Ohio Department of… Read more

Gov. Mike DeWine declared Feb. 23 that all United States and Ohio flags at public buildings and grounds in the state be flown at half-staff until sunset on Feb. 26, in honor of the more than 500,000 American lives lost to COVID-19. Read more

The coronavirus pandemic has been grinding on for so many months that it’s easy to become numb to its staggering cost. But now, as the United States is crossing the grim milestone of 500,000 dead from the disease, it seems as if February 2020 marked the end of a different, easier era. Read more

Ohioans who are 60 years and older will be included in the next phase of the state’s COVID-1… Read more

The Sheba Medical Center findings support the U.K.’s decision to delay the second dose, says Sheba deputy director general.

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Ohio has had 953,767 total cases of COVID-19 and 16,816 total deaths, the Ohio Department of… Read more

The vaccine “will allow us to return to the routine of life we all long for” only when those under 16 are also inoculated, says Health Ministry director general.

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The opening testimony Wednesday in support of a legislative effort to allow lawmakers to vote down public health orders went far enough off the rails for YouTube to remove footage of the speaker. Read more

Ohio has had 949,695 total cases of COVID-19 and 16,693 total deaths, the Ohio Department of… Read more

“You know what most of the kids want to be there this year? Superheroes: Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman. And you know why? Because superheroes prove that one person can change everything, one person can fix the world. That is something we all need to believe now.”

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Ohio is launching an ongoing program to continue getting COVID-19 vaccines into nursing home… Read more

It will see more than NIS 700 million (nearly $215 million) worth of support cards distributed in the coming months.

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is directing $1.6 billion to bolster COVID-19 testing nationally, including money to expand testing in schools and homeless shelters, boost supplies needed for testing, and analyze results to more quickly identify new strains of the virus. Read more

Take heart! Solo, duo or within a “bubble,” we can still enjoy the holiday, albeit at home instead of parading around at synagogue, in school or down the halls of the Jewish community center.

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The Ohio State Auditor’s months-long investigation into the state health department’s COVID-19 data practices failed to detect the 4,000 newly discovered COVID-19 deaths announced by the Ohio Department of Health last week. Read more

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