CORONAVIRUS NEWS

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is spreading around the world, including in Israel. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties, but the virus can be fatal. To help maintain the virus, Israel has implemented a number of restrictions on the public.

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine prevented almost 700,000 hospitalizations -study

The study also found that the vaccine saved over $30 billion in healthcare costs and over $40 billion in lost productivity.

Report: FDA to authorize Pfizer's COVID booster shot for kids

According to Pfizer, the third dose increases protection against the original coronavirus version and the Omicron variant children in the 5 to 11 age group.

By REUTERS
17/05/2022
  Pregnant woman (illustrative)

93% of pregnant women hospitalized with COVID-19 were unvaccinated

A study looked at women hospitalized with the virus in 2021, and found that most were unvaccinated. The median age of symptomatic pregnant women was 28.

Inflation seen as the biggest problem facing the US - Pew poll

The challenge with the next highest amount of concern was health care affordability, which 55% of Americans viewed was a very big problem.

North Korea reports first COVID-19 death after 350,000 sickened with fever

About 187,800 people are being treated in isolation after a fever of unidentified origin has "explosively spread nationwide" since late April.

By REUTERS
13/05/2022
Israeli receiving a COVID test at Meuhedet Health Maintenance Organization center in Jerusalem on Au

Is there cause for concern as the COVID-19 R-rate rises? - analysis

The COVID-19 R-rate has reached 0.95 for the first time since March, but there is no cause for concern yet because it hasn't reached 1.

Biden marks 1 million Americans dead from COVID

Biden will mark the grim milestone by ordering flags to be flown at half-staff, said the White House, which will also host a second global COVID Summit.

By REUTERS
12/05/2022

2022 sets the record in Jewish youth groups visiting Israel

After two years of the pandemic, 2022 has been a record year in the last decade so far in the arrival of Jewish youth groups from all over the world.

N.Korea reports first COVID-19 outbreak, orders lockdown

The first public admission of COVID infections highlights the potential for a major crisis in a country that has refused to accept international help with vaccination and shut down its borders.

By REUTERS
12/05/2022

The deficit is fine, but what about inflation? - analysis

One of the primary battles being fought in Israel’s economic arena is the war on the increasing cost of living.

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