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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…



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…



Hadassah Hospital Opens Israel’s First Paediatric ICU for COVID-19 Patients

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Jerusalem sees surge of ‘very sick’ children in recent weeks; 4 of 8 available beds at new unit already filled, including a 10-day-old baby  Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem has opened the country’s first paediatric intensive care unit specifically designed for coronavirus patients after thousands of children have been diagnosed with COVID-19 over the past…



Israeli Joins Hadassah Vaccine Trial in Hope of Visiting Grandad for 90th Birthday

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Effi, 26, was third in the queue for human trials of the Israeli Coronavirus vaccine this week. One of the first volunteers in Israel’s newly launched Coronavirus vaccine trial says he misses his English grandad so much that it pushed him to sign up. Human trials for the Israeli vaccine got underway this week, and…



Israel Launches Coronavirus Vaccine Human Trials

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Netanyahu “true exit from coronavirus crisis is development of a vaccine Two Israelis were inoculated on Sunday morning with the first doses of Israel’s coronavirus vaccine candidate at Sheba Medical Centre in Tel Hashomer and Hadassah Medical Centre in Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem. The first volunteers were Anar Ottolenghi, 34, a resident of Moshav Telalim in…



Hadassah COVID-19 Update

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A brief overview at Hadassah Hospitals, Jerusalem: What is the current capacity and occupancy of COVID-19 patients at Hadassah? As of today there are 138 beds in the Outbreak Wards, with an 80-85% occupancy of COVID-19 patients (representing the fluctuation between this morning and this afternoon) at Hadassah Ein Kerem. There are a total of…



HADASSAH TO CONDUCT CLINICAL TRIAL OF ISRAELI-MADE COVID-19 VACCINE

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Hadassah is set to begin a clinical trial with an Israeli-made COVID-19 vaccine in October. One hundred volunteers are being recruited to participate at Hadassah and Tel Aviv’s Sheba Medical Centre. The vaccine, developed by the Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR), was tested successfully on hamsters. IIBR announced in June that hamsters who were given its vaccine and…



SUCCESS: First 3 Patients at Hadassah Recover with Passive Coronavirus Vaccine

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Success: First 3 Patients at Hadassah Recover with Passive Coronavirus Vaccine

The first three patients treated with a new COVID-19 “passive vaccine,” which was developed by Hadassah Medical Centre and the Israeli biopharmaceutical firm Kamada, demonstrated rapid, clinical benefit and have already been released from the hospital to their homes. For three months now, Hadassah has been collecting plasma donations from coronavirus patients. Specifically, the plasma…



SodaStream, Hadassah Hospital unveil innovative respiratory device for COVID-19 patients

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A clinical trial of StreamO2 has started in the Jerusalem medical centre after the device was approved by the Israeli Ministry of Health. Israel-based sparkling water maker SodaStream and Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital unveiled Thursday that they had jointly developed a device that helps address the critical need for respirators in hospitals and healthcare facilities…



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