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How effective has Israel’s SARS-CoV-2 testing and vaccination campaign been against the UK variant?

A recent study by researchers at Tel Aviv University describes the UK variant’s rise to dominance in Israel. It also assesses the efficacy of the testing and vaccination programs employed by the government.
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Scotland's vaccine rollout suggests delaying the 2nd COVID-19 shot is a bad idea

A frontline healthcare worker receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination at the Park County Health Departments storefront clinic on January 5, 2021 in Livingston, Montana. Photo by William Campbell/Getty Images The UK strategy to delay the second coronavirus vaccine dose for up to 12 weeks carries real risk. New data from Scotland showed protection against hospitalization peaking after five weeks — and then declining. Vaccine developers and public-health experts told Insider it's a mistake to...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, Obama, Scotland, Israel, Trends, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Philadelphia, Pfizer, Children s Hospital, Patel, Paul Offit, Livingston Montana


A single shot of Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine reduces the risk of infection by 70%, the first real-world UK data suggests

Medical assistant April Massaro gives a first dose of Pfizer BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine to nurse Alice Fallago at Desert Valley Hospital on Thursday, December 17, 2020 in Victorville, California. Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images One shot of Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine reduced the risk of coronavirus infection by 70% in a UK study. The COVID-19 vaccine's protection increased to 85% in those who got two shots. The data showed Pfizer's vaccine worked against a mutated va...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Cdc, Scotland, Israel, US, Trends, Healthcare, Pfizer, Vaccine, Phe, Pcr, Lancet, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Massaro


A single shot of Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine reduces the risk of infection by 70%, the first real-world data suggests

Medical assistant April Massaro gives a first dose of Pfizer BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine to nurse Alice Fallago at Desert Valley Hospital on Thursday, December 17, 2020 in Victorville, California. Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images One shot of Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine reduced the risk of coronavirus infection by 70% in a UK study. The COVID-19 vaccine's protection increased to 85% in those who got two shots. The data showed Pfizer's vaccine worked against a mutated va...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Cdc, Scotland, Israel, US, Trends, Healthcare, Pfizer, Vaccine, Phe, Pcr, Lancet, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Massaro


The Latest: Biden to mark 500,000 lives lost with ceremony

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON __ President Joe Biden will mark the U.S. crossing 500,000 lives lost from COVID-19 with a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony at the White House. The nation is expected to pass the grim milestone on Monday, just over a year after the first confirmed U.S. fatality due to the novel coronavirus. The White House said Biden will deliver remarks at sunset to honor those who lost their lives. He will be joined by first lady Jill Biden and Vice President Ka...
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COVID Deaths Remain High In California Even As Case Rates Plummet

LOS ANGELES (AP/CBS13) — California’s death toll during the coronavirus pandemic remains alarmingly high, topping 49,000 this weekend, even as the rates of new infections and hospitalizations continue to plummet across the state. The number of patients in California hospitals with COVID-19 slipped below 7,000, a drop of more than a third over two weeks, the state Department of Public Health reported Sunday. The 6,760 new confirmed cases are more than 85% below the mid-December peak of about 54,0...
Tags: Health, News, California, Israel, California News, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Ap, Cbs, Blue Shield, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Northern Nevada, Vacaville, LA County, state Department of Public Health


The Latest: New Zealand to remove restrictions from Auckland

By The Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand will remove remaining coronavirus restrictions from Auckland on Monday after an outbreak discovered in the largest city fades away. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said more than 72,000 tests had found no evidence the virus was spreading in the community. Auckland was placed into a three-day lockdown this month after a mother, father and daughter tested positive. Another five contacts later tested positive. After the lockdown ended, Auc...
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The Latest: California coronavirus death toll tops 49,000

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California’s death toll during the coronavirus pandemic has topped 49,000, even as the rates of new infections and hospitalizations continue to plummet across the state. California reported another 408 deaths Sunday, bringing the total since the outbreak began to 49,105 — the highest in the nation. Health officials said Sunday that the number of patients in California hospitals with COVID-19 has slipped below 7,000, a drop of more than a third over two weeks...
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Newsom Says 7.3 Million Shots Given In California As New Vaccine Delivery System Rolls Out

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) – California’s new system of delivering, tracking and scheduling coronavirus vaccines is being rolled out in select counties, a first step in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to smooth out what has been a confusing and disjointed rollout hampered by limited national supply. Newsom announced last month that his administration had tapped insurer Blue Shield to design and manage a centralized system to get doses out quickly and equitably. He said the state also needs robust da...
Tags: Health, California, Kaiser Permanente, Israel, California News, Fresno, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Kaiser, Cbs, Blue Shield, Disneyland, Prado, Gavin Newsom, Southern California


The Latest: California coronavirus death toll tops 9,000

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California’s death toll during the coronavirus pandemic has topped 49,000, even as the rates of new infections and hospitalizations continue to plummet across the state. California reported another 408 deaths Sunday, bringing the total since the outbreak began to 49,105 — the highest in the nation. Health officials said Sunday that the number of patients in California hospitals with COVID-19 has slipped below 7,000, a drop of more than a third over two weeks...
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The Latest: Grieving Italians mark a COVID-19 anniversary

By The Associated Press CODOGNO, Italy — Italians are marking one year since their country was shocked to discover it had the first known locally transmitted COVID-19 case in the West. With church services Sunday and wreath-laying ceremonies, including in small northern towns which were the first to be hard-hit by the pandemic, citizens paid tribute to the dead. Italy has a confirmed death toll from the virus of 95,500. While the first wave of infections largely engulfed Lombardy and other north...
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Coronavirus live news: Australia begins vaccine rollout; Israel says Pfizer jab 96% effective

PM Scott Morrison one of the first to be vaccinated; Ireland’s pubs to stay closed until summer; all UK adults to be offered vaccine by ‘end July’. Follow latest updatesUK: Ban on outside sport can end, top scientist urges JohnsonLong Covid: ‘It’s a year since I’ve felt like myself’Surge in referrals for eating disorders among under-18s during CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.34am GMT Mexico’s health ministry on Saturday reported 7,785 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the country an...
Tags: Health, UK, Australia, Mexico, China, Israel, Society, World news, Ireland, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Scott Morrison, Shijiazhuang, JohnsonLong Covid, Gaocheng


The Latest: Texas reports 227 more confirmed COVID-19 deaths

By The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — The number of deaths in Texas due to the illness caused by the coronavirus increased by more than 200 on Saturday while the number of people hospitalized with the virus declined, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. There were an additional 227 COVID-19 deaths, more than 4,900 new cases and 7,535 hospitalizations, a decline of 222 people hospitalized, the department reported. Texas has had more than 2.5 million coronavirus cases sinc...
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The Latest: Israel to issue badges as proof of vaccination

By The Associated Press JERUSALEM — Israel unveiled a plan on Saturday to allow people who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus to attend cultural events, fly abroad and go to health clubs and restaurants. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the plan at a news conference on Saturday night, saying those who have been vaccinated will be able to download the “green badge” in the coming days. “The green badge is gradually opening up the country,” Netanyahu said. Israel has conducted ...
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Israel said to have used Covid vaccines as bargaining tool in Syria prisoner swap

Russia mediated deal in which Israeli woman was exchanged for two Syrian shepherdsIsrael secured coronavirus vaccines for the Syrian regime as part of a Russian-mediated prisoner swap agreed this week, according to an Israeli source and local media reports.The source, who requested anonymity, did not state the number of vaccines, or whether they were from Israel’s own supply. Barak Ravid, an Israeli reporter, wrote on Twitter that the country had paid Russia $1.2m (£850,000) for its Sputnik V va...
Tags: Health, Russia, Israel, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Vaccines and immunisation, Benjamin Netanyahu, The Times of Israel, Barak Ravid, Coronavirus


Promising new data shows Pfizer's vaccine can overcome its ultra-cold storage requirements, as new research hints at just how effective the shot is

Pfizer announced Friday that they are seeking approval from the FDA to store its COVID-19 vaccine at higher temperatures. Dado Ruvic/Reuters Pfizer is seeking approval from the FDA to store COVID-19 vaccines at higher temperatures. Pfizer released data that shows the shots can be stored at temperatures between -13°F to 5°F. New research has also found the two-dose shot to be highly effective after one dose. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Pfizer and BioNTech announc...
Tags: Health, Science, Cdc, Israel, US, Trends, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johnson Johnson, US Food and Drug Administration, Moderna, BioNtech, Albert Bourla


One Pfizer/BioNTech shot gives 85% Covid protection - study

Research from Israel lends support to UK’s decision to increase dosing gap to 12 weeksCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA single dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine gives people 85% protection from Covid-19, according to a study from Israel.Pfizer has consistently said that two doses of the vaccine are needed for high efficacy. In clinical trials, it reported efficacy of 52.4% after one dose, but 95% after two doses. Continue reading...
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Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine produces a much weaker immune response against the variant found in South Africa, a new study suggests

Margaret Keenan, 90, the first patient in the United Kingdom to receive the Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine, speaks with Healthcare assistant Lorraine Hill as she prepares to leave University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire, the day after receiving the first of two doses of the vaccine, on December 9, 2020 in Coventry, United Kingdom. The UK is the first country in the world to start vaccinating people with the Pfizer/BioNTech jab. Jonny Weeks/The Guardian - Pool/Getty Images Pfizer-BioN...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Israel, US, Trends, South Africa, United Kingdom, Healthcare, Astrazeneca, Novartis, Pfizer, Vaccine, Reuters, Johnson Johnson, Shi


Coronavirus likely here to stay as more UK variant found in LA County

Getting vaccinated for COVID-19 could become as routine as getting a flu shot especially considering the various mutations of the virus currently circulating, according to Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer, during a midday briefing Wednesday, Feb. 17. “I don’t think it’s out of the question that COVID-19 in one form or another may be with us for a while to come and vaccinations will be a very effective tool to keep us from having another virus circulate in our communities,...
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Delayed treatment of high-impact injuries can decrease postoperative morbidity

Following the civil war outbreak in Syria nearly ten years ago, Israel began admitting wounded Syrians into the country for humanitarian medical treatment.
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Israel blocked Covid vaccines from entering Gaza, say Palestinians

Sputnik V doses were intended for ICU staff, says Palestinian Authority. Israeli security source says decision is pendingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePalestinian officials have accused Israel of preventing a vital first shipment of 2,000 coronavirus vaccines intended for frontline health workers from entering the blockaded Gaza Strip.The Palestinian Authority said a planned transfer of Russian Sputnik V vaccine doses to the coastal enclave, which is geographically ...
Tags: Health, Israel, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Gaza, West Bank, Vaccines and immunisation, Hamas, Gaza Strip, Palestinian Authority, Coronavirus


Israel study reports 94% drop in symptomatic COVID-19 cases among people who receive 2 doses of Pfizer vaccine

Staff of the Maccabi Health vaccination center administer doses of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine inside a mall parking lot in Tel Aviv, Israel on January 26, 2021. Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images Study found people who get the Pfizer vaccine are 94% less likely to develop symptomatic COVID-19. Israeli researchers found that fully vaccinated people are 92% less likely to develop severe cases.  The study compared 600,000 vaccinated people to same size group of unvaccinated people, Reuters wrot...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Israel, US, Trends, Pfizer, Vaccine, Reuters, Tel Aviv Israel, Reuters He, Ashdod, Aylin Woodward, Jack Guez, Clalit Health Services, Tsafrir Abayov


How effective has the COVID-19 vaccination program been in Israel?

Using publicly available coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) data from Israel, a study suggests the BioNTech-Pfizer BNT162b2 vaccine is proving highly effective in the real world.
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New algorithm can classify severity of autistic traits using brain activity data

A team of researchers from Russia and Israel applied a new algorithm to classify the severity of autistic personality traits by studying subjects' brain activity.
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New study shares preliminary data on Pfizer vaccine’s effectiveness in Israel

Researchers have shown that by mid-January, the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Israel began to decline with a larger and earlier decrease among older people.
Tags: Health, Israel, COVID


Israel to open leisure facilities to vaccinated – as it happened

WHO recommends AstraZeneca jab ‘even if variants present’; Israel to open hotels and gyms to those who have had vaccine or recovered from virus. This blow is now closed – follow our new one belowCoronavirus live updates 12.09am GMT We are closing this blog now, but you can stay up to date on all the day’s developments on our new blog below: Related: Coronavirus live news: Two masks 'substantially reduce' exposure; Italy to reopen ski resorts 11.38pm GMT Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Israel, World news, Italy, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: WHO backs AstraZeneca jab for over-65s; Israel to open leisure facilities to vaccinated

World Health Organization recommends AstraZeneca jab ‘even if variants present’; Israel to open hotels and gyms to those who have had vaccine or recovered from virusGermany expected to tighten borders to control spread of variantsJapan to discard millions of Pfizer vaccines because it has wrong syringesUrsula von der Leyen admits errors in EU Covid vaccine rolloutUK variant ‘blow open cracks in Australia hotel quarantine system’UK coronavirus updates – live 3.14pm GMT Update from earlier pos...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, Australia, Israel, Eu, US news, Who, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Yuli Edelstein, Leyen


Coronavirus live news: Israel to open some leisure facilities to vaccinated; Denmark sees rise in UK variant

Israel to open hotels and gyms to those who have had vaccine or recovered from virus; in Denmark, UK variant accounts for 27% of casesGermany expected to tighten borders to control spread of variantsJapan to discard millions of Pfizer vaccines because it has wrong syringesUrsula von der Leyen admits errors in EU Covid vaccine rolloutUK variant ‘blow open cracks in Australia hotel quarantine system’UK coronavirus updates – live 2.16pm GMT Grant Shapps, the UK transport secretary, has told peo...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, Australia, Germany, Israel, Eu, US news, Britain, Denmark, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Grant Shapps, Leyen, COVID


Coronavirus live news: Israel to open some leisure facilities to those documented as immune from virus

Plan to open some hotels, gyms and other facilities in Israel to those who have had vaccine or have recovered; Japan discards millions of doses after syringe mixupUrsula von der Leyen admits errors in EU Covid vaccine rolloutOxford/Astra-Zeneca’s bumpy road to vaccine confidenceAnalysis: no quick answers in WHO’s search for virus originUK variant ‘blow open cracks in Australia hotel quarantine system’UK coronavirus updates – live 1.25pm GMT At 3pm today, the World Health Organization will is...
Tags: Health, Europe, Japan, UK, Science, Australia, Israel, US news, Who, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer Inc, Yuli Edelstein, Astra Zeneca, Leyen, COVID


COVID-19 vaccination associated with 3- to 5-fold reduction in viral load

Researchers in Israel report a reduction in viral load in vaccinated individuals.
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