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Israel Sends 120 Delegates to COP26 

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Thousands of global delegates are participating in the 26th annual climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland. Hosted by the United Nations, the Conference of Parties, or COP26, aims “to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.” Given the state of the world, the high-stakes agenda is…

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Cyber Hackers Target Israeli Hospitals 

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At least nine hospitals and other health organizations have been targeted by cybercriminals, the Ministry of Health recently announced. The attempted cyberattacks, also called ransomware attacks, aimed to halt the Israeli hospital systems, making it almost impossible for operations to continue and the medical staff to serve their patients.  One hospital in particular, the Hillel…

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11% of Children Suffer from Long COVID

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For children aged 3-18 who contracted coronavirus, about 11.2% have experienced the effects of long COVID, says a recent survey by the Health Ministry. Ongoing symptoms include illness, fatigue, breathlessness, disturbed sleep, concentration problems, and mental health issues. Ultimately, with isolation, school closures, and the midsummer war, it is uncertain what impact the virus has…

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Men More Vulnerable to COVID-19; Mortality Declines

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Israel’s life expectancy is in the top 10 highest around the world; however, this past year saw the steepest decline, specifically in men’s life expectancy, due to the challenging health circumstances since the coronavirus pandemic went widespread in March 2020.  From 2019 to 2020, life expectancy for Israeli men decreased by 3.5 months, from 81…

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Students Back to School Despite Fourth COVID Wave

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Schools across the country opened yesterday despite disorder and confusion around new routine procedures and restrictions. Prime Minister Bennett and a back-to-school committee met only 48 hours before opening to discuss many unresolved issues, which include administering antibody tests for students, the teachers union, and participation of unvaccinated students.  With over 10,000 active COVID-19 cases…

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