Category Archive for: Coronavirus

ISRAEL COVID-19 UPDATE

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Thirty Israelis were reported to have died of Covid-19 within two days, the Health Ministry showed, as the fourth wave continues to surge across the country, striking hardest young, unvaccinated citizens. In total, 535 people have died since the start of September – Last September, 651 people died. The month with the highest number of…



Israel’s ICUs overflow as unvaccinated patients fall severely ill

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As coronavirus cases continue to surge across Israel, the country’s hospitals say their intensive care units (ICUs) are working overtime to deal with the flow of new COVID patients, most of whom apparently were not vaccinated. Despite conducting one of the world’s fastest vaccination campaigns, Israel has been struggling to contain the highly contagious delta…



HADASSAH EIN KEREM AND HADASSAH MOUNT SCOPUS NAMED ISRAEL’S BEST HOSPITALS

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The Health Ministry’s report for 2020 places Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in first place in the major hospital category and Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus at the top in the category of small-campus hospitals. Both received a maximum score of 10. The scoresheet takes into account a vast array of services. Among them are the ability…



LEST WE FORGET THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC YEAR

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Hinda and Chaim, an Israeli couple who suffered from Covid-19, went on to become volunteers at Hadassah Hospital. In this story they share their experiences of helping other hospitalised victims at Hadassah. Last year on Tisha Be’av, Hinda Hekelman was too sick to fast. She was coughing and weak from the ravages of COVID-19. “Back…



ISRAEL’S HEALTH MINISTER CONFIRMS POSSIBLE LOCKDOWN AS NUMBER OF SERIOUS COVID-19 CASES MOUNT

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Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz tells Army Radio that another lockdown is a “possibility.” As number of serious cases continues to rise, Hadassah Medical Centre reopens COVID unit. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett convened a meeting on Sunday devoted to more stringent enforcement of COVID-19 regulations in light of a spike in the number of new cases…



COVID-19: HAS ISRAEL DONE ENOUGH TO HALT A DELTA VARIANT OUTBREAK?

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Are the minimal restrictions passed by the coronavirus cabinet to stop the spread of the Delta variant outbreak risky or responsible? Health officials seem divided. “These are good decisions and the right way to deal with the current situation,” said Prof. Dror Mevorach, a senior physician from Hadassah-University Medical Centre. “I believe we should have…



Curbing Delta’s force, Vaccines keep Israel’s Hospitals calm and avert lockdown

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‘’If we weren’t so well-vaccinated, lockdown would be looming.’’ Israel would be in the throes of a huge virus spike and hurtling toward a new lockdown, had it not reached such high vaccine coverage, the government’s top COVID adviser said. Despite having a large population 12 years old and younger who cannot currently receive shots,…



From Israel to South America: Hadassah’s Butterfly Effect

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Blog by Jorge Diener, Executive Director at Hadassah International It is an understatement to say that we are living in extraordinary times. More than a year ago, disruption was a word that represented innovation, creativity and thinking out-of-the-box. The Coronavirus pandemic has locked us inside boxes and disrupted, in one way or another, the lives…



Number of serious Coronavirus patients in Israel drops below 200

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At the peak of the pandemic some 1,200 people were in serious condition. The Israeli Health Ministry reported last week: The number of coronavirus patients in serious condition has dropped to 193, the lowest figure since last July. The number of new daily cases has been steadily declining, and at last count 2,270 people were…



Newborns Won’t Get COVID-19 Through Infected Mom’s Breast Milk

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A new study offers more reassurance that mothers infected with SARS-CoV-2 can safely breastfeed their babies. The study of 55 infants born to moms with COVID-19 found that none contracted the virus — even though most started getting breast milk in the hospital. Researchers said the findings support existing advice from public health authorities. Last…



Hadassah Preliminary Covid-19 Study Shows Promising Results

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Babies born to vaccinated mums have COVID-fighting antibodies A team at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem checked blood from the umbilical cords of 40 newborns whose mothers had been vaccinated with Pfizer-BioNTech, and found that all had a strong supply of antibodies, suggesting they are born with immunity to coronavirus. ‘’In our study, we found immunoglobulin…



AN UPDATE FROM HADASSAH HOSPITAL’S MEDICAL CLOWNS

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The Hadassah UK Purim Campaign supports Hadassah’s Medical Clowns A MESSAGE FROM DAVID ‘DUSH’ BARASHI – ‘’HAPPY PURIM TO OUR HADASSAH UK SUPPORTERS’’ As Hadassah Hospital’s Head Clown, I am pleased and privileged to provide you, our partners in the Hadassah “Dream Doctor” Clown Project, with this update. I will share with you how our…



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