People who think they're attractive less likely to wear masks – study

Self-perception of attractiveness can impact one's social behavior. This study examined whether this could extend to wearing face masks.

COVID-19 likely originated in Chinese lab leak, US Energy Dept. says - report

Claims that a lab leak in China led to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic have been circulating for years, but they remain a subject of considerable dispute.

Researchers may have found path to a natural cure for COVID-19 - study

Researchers prepared human cell cultures and infected some of them with ACE2. In the cells treated with the amino acid, ACE2 was found to have not spread as much.

Face masks had little effect in preventing COVID-19 infection, British study claims

During the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, Israelis were fined by government authorities for not wearing face masks in public places, and violent incidents ensued when people refused to don them.

‘Hindsight is 20/20’: Israel's lessons after 3 years of COVID-19

HEALTH AFFAIRS: On Israel’s three-year COVID anniversary, ‘czars’ look forward and back.

Israel cancels almost all of its COVID-19 mask-wearing requirements

The Health Ministry decision ends most of the requirements involving the pandemic that began over three years ago.

South Korea's parliament votes to impeach minister over Halloween crush

President Yoon Suk-yeol had rejected the opposition's demand he sack the minister after the disaster last year.


Anti-vaccine activism melded with US antisemitism - study

This phenomenon is occurring through an “enabled and empowered anti-science ecosystem, with antisemitism and the targeting of Jewish biomedical scientists at its core.”

90 seconds to midnight: World closer to doomsday than ever - Doomsday Clock

The Doomsday Clock is now 90 seconds to midnight, the closest it has ever been to a global catastrophe.


Stay away from China for now, COVID-19 project manager advises

He also suggested that Israelis returning from that country should voluntarily be tested at Ben-Gurion Airport for the virus. 

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