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Prominent epidemiologist explains lockdowns

timesofisrael.com Israel could see 3rd, 4th lockdown, warns top UK epidemiologist who moved here The purpose of lockdown is not to get back to normal but to get a situation in which we can reopen. But it’ll be in a … Continue reading

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Communities devastated by COVID

aljazeera.com The little talked about side-effects of COVID-19 Based on research across 14 countries, including a survey of 1,400 refugees and crisis-affected people, we found a staggering 77 percent had lost their jobs or income since the start of the … Continue reading

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Algorithm for cancer diagnosis

statnews.com MIT researcher held up as model of how algorithms can benefit humanity The study found that a version that incorporated both the mammography data and traditional risk factors for breast cancer — such as age and family history of … Continue reading

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Significance of Abraham Accords

The Israel-UAE-Bahrain Peace Agreements Peace might come from the outside in: from an Arab world that encircles Israel with recognition and partnership rather than enmity, and which thereby shores up Israel’s security while moderating Palestinian behavior. (New York Times) Reprinted … Continue reading

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COVID-19 is Diet Disease

israel21c.org Diet – the biggest Covid risk factor that nobody talks about We know that insulin resistance and obesity wreak general havoc with the immune system. Affected individuals get sick more frequently, and when they do get sick, it’s more … Continue reading

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Bahrain establishes ties with Israel

Bahrain and Israel Normalize Relations They will exchange embassies and ambassadors, begin direct flights between their countries, and launch cooperation initiatives across a broad range of sectors, including health, business, technology, education, security, and agriculture. Reprinted from Daily Alert, September … Continue reading

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EU funds Israeli research

calcalistech.com Nine Israeli organizations granted EU funding under Horizon 2020 program The entities will take part in eight of the twenty-three international projects designed to tackle the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic By James Spiro Reprinted from Calcalist, September 6, 2020 … Continue reading

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More evidence for Vitamin D

medscape.com Vitamin D Deficiency May Boost COVID-19 Risk In a multivariate analysis, a positive COVID-19 test was significantly more likely in those with likely vitamin D deficiency than in those with likely sufficient vitamin D levels at the time of … Continue reading

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