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Israel Still Leads in Vaccination Rollout

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With 23% of Israel’s population having received the Pfizer vaccine, Israel continues to lead the way forward in the COVID vaccination campaign. More than 2 million residents have received at least the first dose so far, with another 700,000 doses arriving on Sunday, January 10. Officials say that 5 million Israelis will be vaccinated by mid-March.…

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New Bee Species Discovered in Restoration Project

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Bee populations have declined nearly 90% in the past years, and have been placed on the endangered species list. While tiny in size, bees play a massive role in our greater ecosystem, and so their preservation is crucial. In good news, researchers at Hebrew University have identified a new bee species in Israel’s coastal area,…

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Vaccination Highs and Lows in Israel

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Israel continues to lead the world in vaccination, having administered over 1.5 million doses since starting the campaign on December 20. While some feel there is an end in sight thanks to the vaccine, the impact of COVID-19 only seems to be unravelling further. With Israel currently in its third lockdown and over 8,000 cases…

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Israeli Researchers in Top 2%; Stanford University Study

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In a recent study by Stanford University, some 160,000 researchers spanning 149 countries were ranked in a peer-review scientific journal PLOS Biology. Tel Aviv University researchers, 333 of them, were ranked in the top 2% of the list, which included 22 scientific disciplines and 176 sub-disciplines. Rankings were based on impact, publications, and citations. About…

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Israeli Vaccination Begins as Third Lockdown Announced

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As the vaccination campaign kicked off on Sunday, thousands of Israelis called to book appointments, causing the system to briefly crash, keeping people on hold for up to two hours. Despite the slight chaos, by the end of Sunday, 170,000 people booked an appointment. So far, about 75,000 vaccines were given. The campaign included public…

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