Israel widens 4th vax eligibility

Adults under 60 with underlying medical conditions, their caretakers, and others over 18 at significant risk of exposure to the coronavirus can now receive the 4th vaccine dose. By Erin…

COVID hits record high in Israel

The latest data from the Ministry of Health supports increasing evidence worldwide that Omicron is causing milder illness than previous variants of the coronavirus, even as the country is challenged…

Israel begins 4th vax round

"Israel will once again be pioneering the global vaccination effort," Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced in a televised news conference, underscoring, "We now have a new layer of defense." By…

Israeli study: 3rd vax helps against Omicron

Researchers at Sheba Medical Center and the Health Ministry's Central Virology Laboratory announced that all 3 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine provides critical protection against the new coronavirus strain. By…

Israel bans entry due to Omicron variant

Becoming the first country to completely seal its borders in response to the new and potentially more contagious coronavirus variant, Israel has barred all non-citizens for 2 weeks. By Erin…

Israel holds COVID drill

The day-long "Omega Exercise," named for a fictitious strain of the coronavirus, was conducted in preparedness to ensure the country is equipped to cope with all future scenarios. By Erin…

Israel to welcome vaccinated visitors

Individual tourists who are innoculated against the coronavirus will be able to enter Israel starting 1 November according to a government decision.   By Erin Viner Israel's borders have largely…

Israeli COVID deaths top 8,000

A grim milestone has been marked in Israel, where the number of people who have died due to the coronavirus pandemic has reached 8,023. By Erin Viner Ministry of Health…

FDA to get Israeli 3rd vax data

Israel remains far ahead of the rest of the world in its proactive vaccination drive against the coronavirus. By Erin Viner At least 2.6 million people out of a population…

Pfizer: Vaccine works against Delta strain

Data shows that the efficacy of the Pfizer Inc. /BioNTech SE coronavirus vaccine is about 90% successful against contagion of the Delta variant (from India), while providing around 95% protection from…