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.

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China puts tourist island on lockdown leaving dozens stranded

China locked down an island due to the rise of COVID-19 cases leaving many tourists stuck inside hotels.


Majority of COVID-19 patients recover full sense of smell or taste within two years - study

A new study examines patients at the two-year mark of their initial COVID-19 infection in order to understand the recovery time and prevalence of anosmia and ageusia - the loss of smell and taste.

One in eight COVID-19 patients develop long-COVID symptoms - study

A Netherlands-based study has found that 12.7% of COVID-positive people in the general population will experience symptoms of long COVID, translating to one in eight COVID patients.

European Medicines Agency recommends Novavax add warning to their COVID-19 vaccine

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is recommending that Novavax should start putting a warning label on their COVID-19 vaccines due to a small number of reported cases of heart inflammation.


AION, aMoon up for top scientific innovation award

AION Labs brings together some of the biggest names in pharma, including AstraZeneca, Merck and Pfizer, and aMoon is Israel’s largest health-tech fund.

China's factory activity contracts unexpectedly as COVID flares up

The official non-manufacturing PMI in July fell to 53.8 from 54.7 in June. The official composite PMI, which includes manufacturing and services, fell to 52.5 from 54.1.


Inside the super-secure Swiss lab trying to stop the next pandemic

Spiez Lab's exterior provides no hint of the high-stakes work inside, its angular architecture resembles European university buildings erected in the 1970s.


Huanan Market pinned as origin point of COVID-19 pandemic - studies

Two new studies indicate that COVID-19 spilled over into people at Huanan Market from two separate zoonotic transmissions.

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How can we cope with collective trauma?

It’s no secret that our lives are challenging. Experts claim that we’re all traumatized, but there’s something we can do.

By Walla!

Coronavirus variants evolved to resist interferons in immune system - study

Interferons are essentially fighting on the front lines of the body's immune system against invading pathogens. But later variants like Omicron have grown to resist them.

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