Posts Tagged:Pandemic

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…



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…



Hadassah Vaccinates over 90% of its Staff

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There are very pleasing statistics coming from Hadassah Medical Centre as the vaccination campaign appears to be working, according to data released last Thursday by Eran Segal, a computational biologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Segal has been tracking virus trends since the start of the pandemic: He wrote on Twitter that since the…



Coronavirus rebel Zeev Rotstein’s battle against the bureaucrats

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Article by MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN, YAAKOV KATZ  Published in the Jerusalem Post, June 5, 2020  “We are not enemies, I just have a different opinion,” the Hadassah Hospital chief said. A few weeks after the novel coronavirus broke out in Israel in late February, Prof. Zeev Rotstein, the powerful head of Hadassah-University Medical Centre, sent a letter…



What does Covid-19 mean for children with additional needs and their families

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In a webinar, on May 27, organised by Hadassah UK and Norwood (the UK’s largest Jewish charity supporting children, families, and people with learning disabilities and autism), Prof. Eitan Kerem, head of the Division of Paediatrics at the Hadassah Hospitals in Jerusalem, offered advice to listeners from 16 countries about how parents can steer their…



Conservative Friends Of Israel Hosts Online Covid-19 Briefing: With Prof. Allon Moses.

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CFI hosted Israel’s leading expert on infectious diseases Professor Allon Moses in an online briefing about COVID-19. Professor Allon Moses was previously the President of the Israel Society for Infectious Diseases and was Director of the Department for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the Hadassah Medical Centre. After Professor Moses’s briefing, Conservative parliamentarians asked questions…



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