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.

 THEN-PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Benny Gantz sit at the government table in the Knesset plenum in this photo from 2020. The formation of the Netanyahu-Gantz coalition created an unprecedented form of government.

Israel’s governmental institutions must be strengthened - opinion

 CHILDREN AGED 5-11 receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Katzrin. Why are we penalizing children too young to receive the vaccine?

Don’t punish under-fives for being too young to be vaccinated - opinion

By JENNIFER COHEN
 People pose with syringe with needle in front of displayed words "OMICRON SARS-COV-2" in this illustration taken, December 11, 2021

Omicron: Just another virus or a cause for concern?

 Prime Minister Naftali Bennett at the cabinet meeting, December 19, 2021.

COVID-19 isolation to be shortened to five days

Ivermectine

Ivermectin prescriptions for COVID-19 ineffective, yet covered by insurance - study

 Sad man holding pillow (illustrative)

Man claims COVID-19 caused his genitalia to shrink

 Bhutan's flags (illustrative).

COVID-19: Bhutan reports first cases of Omicron coronavirus variant

By REUTERS
Vials with Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine labels are seen in this illustration picture taken March 19, 2021.

Education needed to overcome COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, even in UAE - study

By STEVEN GANOT/THE MEDIA LINE
 People some with face masks shop for grocery at the mahane Yehuda market  in Jerusalem on January 13, 2022.

COVID-19 in Israel: 39,015 new cases, Finance Min. Liberman among them

 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson addresses the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York City

Boris Johnson's staff partied while Queen Elizabeth mourned husband

By REUTERS
 THE KFAR Hankodim festival – a chill-out ambiance you can only get in the desert.

Kfar Hanokdim: Some COVID-friendly fun in the Negev

 PRIME MINISTER Naftali Bennett holds a press conference at the Prime Minister’s office earlier this year.

Mr. Corona: Bennett's views on fighting COVID-19 then and now

 Novak Djokovic.

Australia cancels Novak Djokovic's visa again, citing health risks

By REUTERS
 Rabbi Susan Abramson (left) and Cantorial Soloist Ben Silver of Temple Shalom Emeth in Burlington, Mass. lead a prerecorded Friday night service on Jan. 7, 2022.

US synagogues face tough COVID questions (again) as Omicron surges

By BEN SALES/JTA
 Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, a Republican from Ohio, listens at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on oversight of the Treasury Department and Federal Reserve coronavirus pandemic response on Capitol Hill on in Washington, DC, Sept. 30, 2021.

Ohio Republican congressman apologizes for likening vaccine mandates to Nazi-era measures

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
A general view of the US Supreme Court building at sunset in Washington, US, November 10, 2020.

US Supreme Court blocks Biden vaccine-or-test policy for large businesses

By REUTERS
A child receives the COVID-19 vaccine at a temporary Maccabi healthcare center in Rehovot on Monday.

Get vaccinated or live with the consequences - opinion

 Scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2, also known as novel coronavirus

COVID-19: New Omicron sub variant discovered in Israel

 THE SIMPLE but inspirational act of donating a high-riser bed stood out (illustrative).

Spending a month in COVID-scarred Jerusalem

By RON RUBIN
Cars line up at a drive-through COVID-19 testing center in Tel Aviv earlier this month.

My Word: The road that can’t be traveled

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