Tag Archives: COVID-19

COVID-19 ‘R’ rise might be due to technicality, health official says

COVID-19 ‘R’ rise might be due to technicality, health official says, “As long as the R rate remains below 1, and even more so below 0.8, I do not think there is a reason to worry, and we can continue to open up our economy,” Public Health Services head said. The coronavirus reproduction rate continued […]

EU drug regulator finds link between AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots

EU drug regulator finds link between AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots, Experts say that, even if a causal link between the vaccine and blood clots is proved, the risks to the general population of getting a serious clot are small compared to the risks of COVID-19. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said on Wednesday it […]

India or Israel? Meet the other ‘vaccination nation’

India or Israel? Meet the other ‘vaccination nation’, Nicknamed the “pharmacy of the world” even before the pandemic, the country produced 60% of vaccines globally. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called Israel the “vaccination nation” because of the country’s success in inoculating more than five million people in just a few months. However, less than […]

Coronavirus: Serious patients drop below 300 for the 1st time in 4 months

Coronavirus: Serious patients drop below 300 for the 1st time in 4 months, At the peak of the pandemic around mid-January, the number of serious patients stood for several days at 1,200. The number of serious patients in Israel dropped to 290 on Thursday, the lowest figure in four months, as the cap on outdoor […]

Coronavirus: US puts J&J in charge, removes AstraZeneca from faulty plant

Coronavirus: US puts J&J in charge, removes AstraZeneca from faulty plant, The government’s move to have the facility make only the J&J single-dose vaccine is meant to avoid future mix-ups. The United States has put Johnson and Johnson in charge of a plant that ruined 15 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine and has stopped […]

Cancer patients can safely get COVID-19 vaccine, Israeli study shows

Cancer patients can safely get COVID-19 vaccine, Israeli study shows, Cancer patients who have been treated with all types of anticancer drugs have as much as a 40% increased likelihood of dying from COVID-19 than non-cancer patients. Individuals being treated for cancer who get inoculated against COVID-19 are not expected to have any severe side […]

UK regulator found 30 blood clot cases after AstraZeneca vaccine use

UK regulator found 30 blood clot cases after AstraZeneca vaccine use, The health officials said they still believe the benefits of the vaccine in the prevention of COVID-19 far outweigh any possible risk of blood clots. British regulators on Thursday said they have identified 30 cases of rare blood clot events after the use of […]

UK regulator found 30 blood clot cases after AstraZeneca vaccine use

UK regulator found 30 blood clot cases after AstraZeneca vaccine use, The health officials said they still believe the benefits of the vaccine in the prevention of COVID-19 far outweigh any possible risk of blood clots. British regulators on Thursday said they have identified 30 cases of rare blood clot events after the use of […]

Johnson & Johnson finds issue with COVID vaccine batch, 15m. doses ruined

Johnson & Johnson finds issue with COVID vaccine batch, 15m. doses ruined, J&J did not say how many vaccine doses the batch would have produced. The New York Times reported that about 15 million doses were ruined, without citing a source. Johnson & Johnson said on Wednesday it had found a problem with a batch […]

COVID lockdowns worsened condition of Parkinson’s patients

COVID lockdowns worsened condition of Parkinson’s patients, One patient stated that she experienced difficulty sleeping, nightmares, difficulty walking, fixation and motor stiffness and gained weight during the lockdowns. About 43% of Parkinson’s patients in Israel reported a worsening of their condition during the coronavirus lockdowns, according to a new study by the University of Haifa, […]