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Israeli study uncovers where COVID-19 variants come from

Patients with weakened immune systems develop several highly mutated COVID-19 variants, a new Israeli study has discovered, paving for a better understanding of where coronavirus variants come from (The Jerusalem Post, June 21, 2022)

Experts warn: the pandemic is far from over

"We estimate that 30-40 percent of Israelis have been infected, around 60 percent haven’t yet. If we can prevent them from getting COVID - it would be better for them, and better for our health care system" (haaretz, March 7, 2022)

Two months since Omicron emerged, where does Israel stand? Q&A with an expert

Did the travel ban help? Why aren't vaccines working the same as with previous variants? Why don't antibody counts tell us if we're protected? Immunologist Dr. Yariv Wine answers (The Times of Israel, 21 January 2022)

Omicron May Finally Bring Herd Immunity to Israel. The Question Is How

With restrictions becoming inefficient, the question of whether the highly contagious omicron will produce herd immunity raises again, experts however doubt it (Haaret'z, Jan. 4, 2022)

Avian flu killing birds in Israel could jump to humans, warns epidemiologist

Prof. Amnon Lahad calls prospect of virus crossing species 'very concerning,' as Health Ministry advises Israelis to avoid sick birds and not to buy unregulated chicken, eggs  (The Times of Israel, Dec. 29, 2021)

Can scientists make corona vaccines work against Omicron? - opinion

To understand how corona vaccines affect the human body and why mutations in the virus can impair their effectiveness, one needs to know how the immune system functions (The Jerusalem Post, Dec. 14, 2021)

9 things to know about COVID-19 two years on

HEALTH AFFAIRS: A useful guide to put things in order as the world continues to grapple with the pandemic (Jerusalem Post, Dec. 9, 2021)

Three doses of COVID vaccine neutralize Omicron - Pfizer

Dr. Oren Kobiler of Tel Aviv University: "Until we have real data from people who got the disease, we will not know what the significance of the Omicron is on any population" (The Jerusalem Post, Dec. 8, 2021)

How COVID-19 harms the heart

Many patients are experiencing heart palpitations, chest pain, and shortness of breath even after recovering from COVID-19. But new studies offer reason for hope (National Geographic, Dec 3, 2021)

Could seaweed stop coronavirus from infecting human cells? - study

A team of researchers from Tel Aviv University say they have found that ulvan could help stop the spread of coronavirus  (Jerusalem Post,  Dec. 3, 2021)

"Overwhelming": Israeli virus sleuth researchers work flat-out on Omicron puzzle

Quantity and location of mutations are "big surprise", says Prof. Adi Stern, as her team works to build a picture of variant's origins (The Times of Israel, Dec. 2, 2021)

What is the new COVID Omicron variant? Here’s what we know

Prof. Jonathan Gershoni of Tel Aviv University: "We cannot say it is necessarily more dangerous, just that it requires caution and further investigation" (The Jerusalem Post, Nov. 26, 2021)

Fauci says Israel is ‘where you wanted to be’ for COVID vaccines

Fauci was talking to the Israeli vaccine expert Prof. Jonathan Gershoni in a video interview that will be screened Tuesday during a conference at Reichman University in Herzliya. (The Times of Israel, Nov. 22, 2021)

COVID proteins that trigger strokes and heart attacks identified by Israeli team

Discovery, made through "peek in virus’s black box", could lead to therapies that halt havoc wrought on vascular system, say Tel Aviv University scientists (The Times of Israel, Nov. 3, 2021)

If the chickenpox vaccine lasts 20 years, why not the COVID-19 shot?

Will the third booster shot be our last? Israeli doctors explain the science behind it (The Jerusalem Post, Oct. 19, 2021)

Israel becomes 1st country to approve COVID-19 vaccine boosters; will the US be next?

Professor Jonathan M. Gershoni, Dept. of Cell Research and Immunology at Tel Aviv University, has been on the forefront of COVID-19 research out of Israel: "the Delta variant is one of the main concerns" (abc7news, July 11, 2021)

TAU opens unique Center for Combating Pandemics

Multidisciplinary center connects hospitals, government and academic institutions in Israel and around the world to prepare for future epidemics (israel21c, Feb. 11, 2021)

TAU to establish 'first of its kind' epidemic research center

The Center for Combating Pandemics will bring together university experts from different academic fields, including medicine, biology, mathematics, physics, economics, engineering, education and psychology

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