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Burnout, poor or not enough sleep associated with COVID infection risk

Burnout, poor or not enough sleep associated with COVID infection risk, The study found that every hour increase in the amount of sleep the healthcare workers got was associated with a 12% decrease in the risk of COVID-19 infection. Sleeping less and feeling “burned out” is associated with an increased risk of being infected with […]

Coronavirus vaccine: New guidelines make inoculation more accessible

Coronavirus vaccine: New guidelines make inoculation more accessible, Some pharmacies and doctors’ offices may now store the vaccine which could reduce strain on vaccination centers. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) approved new storage for the COMIRNATY coronavirus vaccine, Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE announced Friday. The vaccine can now be stored for two weeks between […]

Coronavirus: Over half of Israel’s citizens are fully vaccinated

Coronavirus: Over half of Israel’s citizens are fully vaccinated, “We passed the 50% mark of all Israeli citizens that are fully vaccinated with the second dose of the vaccine,” Health Minister Yuli Edelstein tweeted. Over half of Israel’s population is fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, meaning that they have received both shots of the […]

A post-pandemic prescription for the Knesset to heal Israel from COVID

A post-pandemic prescription for the Knesset to heal Israel from COVID, These are the doctors’ orders to the country’s newly elected officials for ensuring that Israel continues surfacing from coronavirus and becomes healthy again. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed during his election campaign that the coronavirus pandemic would be over for Israel “within a few […]

The era of conscious travel: COVID-19 is not behind us

The era of conscious travel: COVID-19 is not behind us, TOURISM AFFAIRS: Social distancing, whether it’s three feet or one meter, will not be abolished, although any airlines that still promise a blocked middle seat will eliminate that perk come summer. Hearing experts and politicians opine that COVID-19 is behind us and that we should […]

Coronavirus: European trust in AstraZeneca vaccine plunges

Coronavirus: European trust in AstraZeneca vaccine plunges, At least 13 European countries in the past two weeks stopped administering the AstraZeneca shot, co-developed with scientists at Oxford University, after reports of a small number of blood disorders. Confidence in the safety of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine has taken a big hit in Spain, Germany, France and […]

Israeli Anti-Viral Nasal Spray gets first sales approvals

Israeli Anti-Viral Nasal Spray gets first sales approvals, Manufacturing of NONS, under the brand name Enovid, has begun in Israel with Sanotize’s manufacturing partner, Ness Ziona-based Nextar Chempharma Solutions. Biotech company SaNOtize Research & Development said Monday that it has received interim approval in Israel to sell its Nitric Oxide Nasal Spray (NONS), which is […]

Mosquito protein could lead to groundbreaking virus treatments

Mosquito protein could lead to groundbreaking virus treatments, The protein AEG12 is able to strongly inhibit flaviviruses, a family of viruses consisting of known highly contagious and potentially deadly diseases like Zika, West Nile, dengue and yellow fever. Mosquitos are one of the biggest spreaders of disease in the world. But could understanding a mosquito […]

COVID-19 may be associated with tinnitus, hearing loss and vertigo – study

COVID-19 may be associated with tinnitus, hearing loss and vertigo – study, A recent study by the head researcher claims 13% of discharged patients report a change in their hearing. British researchers have linked hearing loss with COVID-19 infections, according to a comprehensive study of data gathered amid the pandemic. The University of Manchester and […]

Israeli company claims oral COVID-19 vaccine on its way

Israeli company claims oral COVID-19 vaccine on its way, An oral vaccine could potentially allow for people to self vaccinate at home An Israeli-American pharmaceutical company is preparing to launch a Phase I clinical trial for what could become the world’s first oral COVID-19 vaccine. Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company based on technology […]