As we confront the challenges posed by the novel coronavirus, issues of health—our individual health, the health of those we love, and the health of our community—are uppermost in our minds. Doctors and researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem are working with colleagues in the United States and beyond to defeat the pandemic. Here is a roundup of Hebrew University experts on the coronavirus pandemic:

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January 11, 2021

HuffPost: The Face Mask Mistakes People Make Without Realizing It

A 2020 study reveals the many

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January 27, 2021

The Jerusalem Post: Amid COVID-19

many ways we misuse face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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January 9, 2021

Israel is the world's greatest hope - opinion

Israel is no longer viewed as a liability by foreign actors but rather a reliable power worth copying and mimicking.

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January 27, 2021

The Jerusalem Post: Experts disagree on one-dose vaccine

While the outgoing deputy director-general of the Health Ministry suggested limiting coronavirus vaccines to one dose per person

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January 3, 2021

report spotlights British mutation

other experts were not sold on the idea.

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January 27, 2021

Nature: COVID research updates: Uninfected children have antibodies to the coronavirus

Nature wades through the literature on the new coronavirus — and summarizes key papers as they appear.

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November 9, 2021

Times of Israel: Experts pan ‘fundamentally flawed’ ministry report that kids are superspreaders

Nine leading academics say Health Ministry research has it all wrong with assessment that children are drivers of infection – a conclusion that may slow down school reopening

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January 27, 2021

Israel21c: People with ADHD may recover faster from Covid-19

Study suggests that although ADHD is a risk factor for Covid-19 infection

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October 22, 2021

Times of Israel: Experts fear fresh virus outbreaks if ‘red zones’ not kept under lockdown

it may provide an evolutionary advantage in the recovery phase.

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January 27, 2021

Times of Israel: Rush young kids back to school

Adviser to coronavirus czar expresses concern as make-or-break question left hanging

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October 18, 2021

they’re the most virus-proof citizens — experts

says maintaining restrictions in cities with high infection rates key to fighting virus

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January 27, 2021

The Jerusalem Post: Lockdowns foster learned helplessness

Children under 10 should head back to class the moment lockdown ends

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October 16, 2021

according to Israeli psychiatrist

says panel

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January 27, 2021

The Jerusalem Post: 'School system not responsible for coronavirus second wave'

but middle schools and high schools should stay shut ‘for a very long time’

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October 4, 2021

Israel21c: 9 Israeli groups get $5.3m in EU grants to tackle corona

“This new lockdown is further reinforcing the learned helplessness response that was created during the first one

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January 27, 2021

Times of Israel: Cabinet mulls new restrictions as treasury warns of ‘irreversible’ economic harm

” said Yovell.

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October 1, 2021

The Jerusalem Post: Coronavirus is testing the resilience of Europe’s small Jewish communities

HU professors tell gov't to send young children back to school in first phase of any exit strategy

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January 27, 2021

The Jerusalem Post: Hebrew U. research finds flu outbreak pattern during the winter

Horizon 2020 funding will involve Israeli entities in eight international cooperative projects to improve varied aspects of pandemic response.

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September 30, 2021

Haaretz: In First

Finance Ministry chief urges health officials to resist more severe lockdown despite runaway infections; ministers expected to review fresh limits on workforce

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January 27, 2021

Researchers Show Weather Systems Can Predict the Next Virus Outbreak

synagogue closures

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September 27, 2021

The Jerusalem Post: Researchers claim 1

Six months after the coronavirus brought much of European Jewish life to a halt

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January 27, 2021

000 to 2

communities across the continent have mostly adjusted to life under the cloud of a global pandemic.

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September 22, 2021

500 more people will die during lockdown

What they found was that weather prediction models were more effective in predicting flu outbreaks than singular variables such as temperature or rain.

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January 27, 2021

The Jerusalem Post: The mental and physical costs of lockdown

The study

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September 22, 2021

JTA: Israeli researchers are discovering how stress affects the body’s fight against COVID-19

conducted by researchers from Israel

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January 27, 2021

Israel21c: Who needs tests? This AI diagnoses Covid from your sex

Jordan

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September 20, 2021

age and address

the Palestinian Authority and Germany

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January 27, 2021

Times of Israel: Israel nearing herd immunity threshold

showed that climate data can help predict when the virus will erupt

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September 18, 2021

expert says

A team of researchers from Hebrew U published a report predicting a significant increase in corona deaths * IDF report determines that higher corona numbers are not a result of increased testing.

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January 27, 2021

but some question his claim

The mental-health consequences of the virus are particularly troubling

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September 17, 2021

Israel21c: How to avoid a cyber pandemic during the Covid pandemic

as rates of depression and anxiety have risen during the crisis.

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January 27, 2021

Haaretz: Experts Present Safe Way to Reopen Schools. Israel May Not Be Up to the Challenge

Research by Yafit Gilboa of Jerusalem's Hebrew University on cognitive decline among cancer survivors has taken on added urgency in the age of the coronavirus.

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September 16, 2021

Times of Israel: Century-old vaccine limits COVID spread

EDAS method detects specific respiratory pathogens using patented algorithms based on epidemiology and demography

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January 27, 2021

so bring it back

and no testing equipment.

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September 16, 2021

say Israeli experts

Israel’s will soon reach over 1 million COVID-19 cases

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January 27, 2021

Jerusalem Post: 800 Israelis dead from coronavirus by the end of August

including untested infections

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September 14, 2021

Israel21c: Tuberculosis immunization may lessen Covid-19 illness

and start dropping

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January 27, 2021

Israel21c: Does lockdown really work?

predicts Prof. Mark Last

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August 30, 2021

New York Times: When Covid Subsided

but over 1

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January 27, 2021

Israel Reopened Its Schools. It Didn’t Go Well

000 may still die in coming months

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August 30, 2021

The Jerusalem Post: Coronavirus vaccine: What protection might be available to Israelis soon?

Israeli cyber security technology

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January 27, 2021

Times of Israel: Ministry says pollution is boosting COVID-19 death rate

already a robust industry

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August 30, 2021

calls for cleaner air

is in more demand than ever as remote working and schooling present new levels of risk.

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January 27, 2021

Israel21c: How Israeli scientists are improving corona testing

Coronavirus research shows children are safer when schools are open

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August 19, 2021

The Jerusalem Post: Coronavirus ‘doubling rate’ drops to every 24 days - Hebrew U.

but missteps could make them an infection vector and deepen educational inequalities

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January 27, 2021

Downgrading COVID-19’s Threat to Common Cold Level?

The World Health Organization says no evidence supports using BCG to fight pandemic. Some Israeli biologists beg to differ — after studying stats for 63% of world’s population

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August 18, 2021

Daily Beast: Israeli Data Show School Openings Were a Disaster That Wiped Out Lockdown Gains

“This observation raises fears of another eruption

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January 27, 2021

Times of Israel: 25 research projects to whip coronavirus get NIS 9 million in funding

” they said

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August 12, 2021

Times of Israel: In 3½ weeks

stressing that this would not be considered a third wave

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January 27, 2021

COVID-19 death risk to rise as hospital care worsens — stats team

but rather the exacerbation of the second wave.

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August 10, 2021

Times of Israel: Health Ministry chief: Virus testing won’t be reduced

‘Our findings suggest that exploring BCG vaccine protocols in the context of the current pandemic could be worthwhile

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January 27, 2021

but some may get priority

’ say Israeli scientists.

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August 4, 2021

Ynet News: srael mulls reopening gyms and pools after claims of arbitrary virus closure

As coronavirus continues to rage

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January 27, 2021

YNet News: All hands on deck as Israel battles second coronavirus wave

Israel experts debate the benefits of keeping populations at home to stop the spread of infection.

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July 28, 2021

Israel21c: 13 promising Covid treatments emerging from Israel

As countries consider back-to-school strategies for the fall

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January 27, 2021

Jerusalem Post: Can Israel learn to dance with COVID-19?

a coronavirus outbreak at a Jerusalem high school offers a cautionary tale.

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July 27, 2021

The Forward: Israel’s schools reopen

In Israel

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January 27, 2021

then some close

the Health Ministry has already signed with two American vaccine makers to be among the first recipients of their vaccines

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July 27, 2021

leaving parents flummoxed

if they are successful: Moderna

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January 27, 2021

NBC News: Israel's pandemic response was fast. I worry a rapid return to normal is a mistake.

Inc. and Arcturus.

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July 20, 2021

Haaretz: 'I'm Optimistic That Coronavirus Will Soon Be Behind Us

Report cites studies showing dirtier air leads to more coronavirus deaths

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January 27, 2021

' Says Top Israeli Medical Expert

urges banning diesel vehicles from city centers.

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July 14, 2021

Global Survey of 4

From point-of-care kits to mass sampling and breath analysis

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January 27, 2021

000 Coronavirus Patients Supports Link Between COVID-19 and Loss of Smell and Taste

Israelis are inventing faster

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July 14, 2021

The Jerusalem Post: Israel grapples with new arrangements as coronavirus lockdown lifts

more accurate tests that could finally let us get to grips with corona.

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January 27, 2021

Sports Business Daily: When will sports fully resume? The answer is obvious

In a release disseminated to the press on Monday

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July 14, 2021

Hebrew University Team Teaches an Old Drug New Tricks

the university team showed that the doubling rate has dropped to every 24 days; it was around every seven days at the peak of the second wave.

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January 27, 2021

The Jerusalem Post: Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic

Could a simple drug

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July 13, 2021

The Algemeiner: Can IsraeI’s ‘Haredi’ Leadership Learn From Their Mistakes Made During Coronavirus Outbreak?

that has been on the market for decades

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January 27, 2021

NoCamels: As Israel Eases Coronavirus Restrictions

be used to treat COVID-19? A research team led by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU)’s Professor Yaakov Nahmias says that early research looks promising; their findings appear in this week’s Cell Press’ Sneak Peak.

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July 13, 2021

What Could the ‘New Normal’ Look Like?

Hagai Levine

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January 27, 2021

Medical Xpress: Social grooming factors influencing social media civility on COVID-19

an epidemiologist at the Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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July 12, 2021

The Washington Post: Singles say they’re better prepared to self-quarantine

and chairman of the Israeli Association of Public Health Physicians

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January 27, 2021

but many fear getting shortchanged in medical treatment

said: “There was no measurable increase in contagion” while the capsules for young children were being tried out.

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July 10, 2021

The Jerusalem Post: Rothschild Foundation gives NIS 15 mil. to Hebrew U. for COVID-19 research

The Council for Higher Education and philanthropic foundations have selected 25 research programs that together will get a total of NIS 9 million ($2.6 million) in grants for their work to help combat the deadly coronavirus.

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January 27, 2021

Hebrew University Researchers Develop COVID-19 Diagnostic Test that is 10x Faster

Nadav Katz of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Racah Institute of Physics said that if infections spread at current rates

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July 6, 2021

Fox News: Coronavirus social distancing buying valuable time for scientists in hunt for cure

within 24 days there will be more than 1

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January 27, 2021

Haaretz: Israel’s Lesson From the Coronavirus Crisis: Prevention Is the Best Medicine

000 patients in moderate and serious condition

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July 2, 2021

Jewish Journal: Experts Say Israel Is Ahead of Curve on Coronavirus

which is “roughly the capacity of our healthcare system.”

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January 27, 2021

Forward: Israeli Haredim

Amid the rising number of cases

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June 15, 2021

blamed for COVID outbreaks

a team of experts from the Hebrew University on Sunday morning presented the government with a grim prediction that a hundred more Israelis will die of the coronavirus by the end of July.

January 27, 2021

could see their communities forever changed

Knesset's Coronavirus Committee set to convene later in the day to approve outline proposed by opposition factions

May 25, 2021

Jerusalem Post: Can we both save lives and the economy? Israeli scientists say ‘Yes’

which says only 2% of all COVID-19 infections are contracted at gyms and swimming pools; 'To shut down a pool during summer is madness

January 27, 2021

BBC Newshour: Do face masks actually work?

' says one owner

May 21, 2021

Jewish News: How Israeli universities are at the forefront of defeating coronavirus

“The national government reports almost every day with instructions

January 27, 2021

Times of Israel: Research predicts Israel could see 1

but they change too fast and too often

May 11, 2021

000 serious COVID-19 cases by Passover

” says Dr. Amnon Lahad

January 27, 2021

Times of Israel: ‘Science will conquer this’: Inside the race for a coronavirus treatment

chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

May 11, 2021

Times of Israel: High-tech mogul to present pandemic exit strategy to Knesset committee

In parallel to vaccine research

January 27, 2021

ISRAEL21c: 30 Israeli medical tech solutions to fight coronavirus

there’s an urgent need for effective treatments for the respiratory disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

May 8, 2021

Jerusalem Post: Coronavirus: How to avoid eating all day when confined at home

For starters

January 27, 2021

Ynet: Clear Cut Separation Strategy Can End Corona Crisis in Three Months

the number of people being screened for the novel coronavirus worldwide has increased substantially between March and today

May 4, 2021

Says Mobileye CEO

according to Prof. Amnon Lahad of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

January 27, 2021

Ynet: New Israeli research says COVID-19 is here to stay

Hagai Levine

April 23, 2021

Christian Science Monitor: In Israel

an epidemiologist and professor of public health at Hebrew University in Jerusalem said that so far

January 27, 2021

pandemic tests democracy’s immune system

it does not appear that Israeli schools themselves are major centers of infection or spreading of the virus.

April 23, 2021

Haaretz: Israel Predicts Up to 40

Dr. Hagai Levine

January 27, 2021

000 Coronavirus Patients May Die. What if There’s a Way to Avoid This?

an epidemiologist

April 22, 2021

Haaretz: How to Take Care of Yourself and Your Kids in the Age of Coronavirus

public health physician and faculty member of the Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem

January 27, 2021

The Algemeiner: Netanyahu Recruits Founder of $15 Billion Start-Up Mobileye to Join Coronavirus Team

says there are potential upsides to an approach of a swift return to normal especially if the infection rate in Israel continues to remain low

April 20, 2021

Times of Israel: Israeli scientist: You’re not going to see millions of people die from COVID-19

which so far

January 27, 2021

ARK Invest: Coronavirus and the Future of Immunotherapy with Prof. Isaiah Arkin

it has.

April 20, 2021

Haaretz: Coronavirus crisis: In touchy-feely Israel

“I’m optimistic that this will soon be behind us

January 27, 2021

social distancing creates a big challenge

” says Ben-Yehuda

April 14, 2021

Times of Israel: Smokers appear to be at higher risk from coronavirus – expert

head of the hematology department at the Hadassah Medical Center and dean of the Hebrew University medical school. “I see how the best brains around the world have come together to study this disease..."

January 27, 2021

Times of Israel: Psychologist: Israel now using ‘national anxiety’ to help fight coronavirus

A massive

April 13, 2021

Times of Israel: The ‘Big Brother’ surveillance that may put you in quarantine…or keep you out

crowdsourced-survey of COVID-19 patients from over 40 countries provides the greatest evidence to date of the link between COVID-19 and the loss of smell

January 27, 2021

The Jerusalem Post: Most Israelis say gov’t should aid Palestinians during coronavirus crisis

taste

April 8, 2021

Financial Times: Yuval Noah Harari: the world after coronavirus

and chemesthesis—the ability to perceive cooling

January 27, 2021

tingling

April 12, 2021

and burning sensations from stimulants such as chili peppers and menthol.

January 27, 2021

“The bus stations symbolize the need for professionalism

April 9, 2021

which is currently lacking

January 27, 2021

” said Hagai Levine

April 10, 2021

associate professor of epidemiology at the Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health in Jerusalem

January 27, 2021

and chairman of the Israel Association of Public Health Physicians.

April 10, 2021

The timeframe for finding a remedy has profound implications for team and stadium owners

January 27, 2021

athletes

April 6, 2021

and fans all over the world — it also threatens industries that live off sports.

January 27, 2021

"Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem developed an injectable antibiotic with a new mode of action

April 2, 2021

which could have a significant impact on the morbidity rate for pandemics such as COVID-19..."

January 27, 2021

“Our present experience is a sober exercise in preparedness

April 1, 2021

especially if a serious disease such as a variant of Ebola were to emerge in the future. As we are all “in the same boat”

January 27, 2021

there is now closer international cooperation and sharing of big data.”

March 31, 2021

“Gad Yair

January 27, 2021

associate professor and chair of the department of sociology and anthropology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

March 31, 2021

agreed with Malach. He explained that a main concept in sociology—social capital—involves the functioning of social groups through interpersonal relationships.”

January 27, 2021

“Professor Dan Galai

March 31, 2021

a leading economic expert and the former dean of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s School of Business Administration

January 27, 2021

tells NoCamels that there are people and businesses that will not bounce back easily after we emerge from this crisis. Israel’s unemployment rate is at over 25 percent

March 30, 2021

with over a million people out of work currently.”

January 27, 2021

“A new study analyzing tweets about COVID-19 found that users with larger social networks tend to use fewer uncivil remarks when they have more positive responses from others. The study

March 29, 2021

which used computer-assisted content analysis

January 27, 2021

is published in Cyberpsychology

March 29, 2021

Behavior

January 27, 2021

and Social Networking. Bumsoo Kim

March 25, 2021

Ph.D.

January 27, 2021

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)

March 24, 2021

is the author of “Effects of Social Grooming on Incivility in COVID-19.”

January 27, 2021

“Elyakim Kislev

March 26, 2021

a sociologist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

January 27, 2021

agrees. “Singles might have an advantage in this crisis

March 18, 2021

but it really depends on how they treat their singlehood

January 27, 2021

” he said in an email. “I found in my research that those who accept and embrace their singlehood also know how to turn aloneness into solitude instead of loneliness.”

March 17, 2021

“Hebrew University President Prof. Asher Cohen noted the effort that is going into coronavirus research

January 27, 2021

saying that

March 18, 2021

“since the outbreak of the pandemic

January 27, 2021

many researchers and laboratories at the Hebrew University have been working tirelessly to develop a scientific solution to the corona challenge. Several of these efforts are already close to market.”

March 2, 2021

“Professor Nir Friedman at Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU)’s Institute of Life Sciences and School of Engineering and Computer Science and Professor Naomi Habib at HU’s Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Science have developed a faster and cheaper way to test of COVID-19 using materials commonly found in diagnostic labs.”

January 27, 2021

“Effective social distancing is buying valuable time for the medical community in its hunt for a coronavirus cure

March 16, 2021

according to Isaiah “Shy” Arkin

January 27, 2021

professor of Structural Biochemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.”

March 15, 2021

“But a crisis is also an opportunity. This crisis is an opportunity to strengthen the public health system

January 27, 2021

in Israel and worldwide. And it must not be wasted.”

March 17, 2021

“A team of scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Racah Institute analyzed current data and forecast that 1

January 27, 2021

000 Israelis will become critically ill from coronavirus by mid-April. As of Tuesday

March 18, 2021

more than 150 Israelis were listed in serious condition.”

January 27, 2021

“Benjamin Brown

March 20, 2021

a professor of Jewish thought at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

January 27, 2021

says that the coronavirus — and the religious tensions that it has brought — won’t necessarily slow these processes. He predicted that it may actually accelerate them.”

“Can an anti-coronavirus strategy that saves lives and safeguards the economy at the same time be implemented? According to two computer scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

the answer is yes.”

Historian Yuval Noah Harari says we have stark choices to make about our post-pandemic future.

“At the Hebrew University of Jerusalem there are more than 50 projects related to the novel coronavirus ranging from diagnosis to vaccine production to the identification of genetic components impacting the body’s response to the disease.”

“It’s a wake-up call

and we have to listen to it

’ says Nadav Katz of Hebrew University

whose study indicates the lockdown is failing to protect the elderly.”

“In a small lab on the Givat Ram campus of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem

Professor Shy Arkin and his team of three are “throwing chemicals” at some of the proteins that constitute the coronavirus

hoping that one or more of them will stick.”

Mobileye CEO Amnon Shashua and computer scientist Shai Shalev-Shwartz claim their solution can wrap up the current public health crisis in a matter of months

“As you read below about Israeli medical technologies for the COVID-19 pandemic

remember that each one is about people – people striving to protect themselves

their loved ones and all humankind against this terrible pandemic.”

“However

if treating oneself with a little comfort food can be a good idea in a moment of difficulties

approaching the issue of food and meals with awareness is the key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle

as nutritionist Debra Waldoks

an adjunct lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

explained to The Jerusalem Post.”

“Amnon Shashua

co-founder and CEO of Mobileye

breaks down his exit strategy which separates high and low-risk populations to create herd immunity while allowing the economy to get back on track.”

“Prof. Michal Linial

professor of biological chemistry at the university

together with Dr. Dina Schneidman from the Department of Biological Chemistry and the School of Computer Science at the Hebrew University and Postdoctoral Intern Ester Brail

said that each strain of the virus holds different “offensive capabilities” used to bind itself with human receptors

while the method of binding varies from virus to virus.”

“Gayil Talshir

a political science professor at Hebrew University

cautions that democracies in crisis need more supervision

including by civil rights organizations and judicial systems

in order to protect the system.”

“This scenario was drafted by Dr. Michael Assaf and Prof. Yinon Ashkenazy of the Hebrew University’s Racah Institute of Physics. Assaf specializes in statistical physics and particle interactions. This is what brought him to study the lifetime of illnesses – and from there

to draft coronavirus progressions for the Health Ministry.”

“For her part

Nilly Mor

a child psychologist at the School of Education of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

who specializes in anxiety and depression

says this is a good time for parents to apply the safety instructions given on airplanes: first

place the oxygen mask on yourself and then help your children with their own…”

Amnon Shashua is a professor of computer science at Hebrew University who founded Mobileye in 1999. The company develops technologies for autonomous vehicles and was acquired by Intel in 2017 for $15 billion

the largest deal of its kind in Israeli history.

“Isaiah (Shy) Arkin is a professor of Structural Biochemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

whose research

among other achievements

has shed new light on the inner workings of viruses. The Times of Israel spoke to him to try to understand more about the coronavirus

how it compares to other viruses

how its spread might stop or be stopped

and how worried humankind should be about it.”

To learn more about this virus and its implications we talked to Professor Isaiah Arkin. He is the Arthur Lejwa Prof. of Structural Biochemistry at Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the former Vice-President for Research and Development at the University whose research has succeeded in shedding new light on the inner workings of flu viruses and in particular how a virus avoids anti-viral therapy.

“The mandate to create social distancing challenges Israelis in ways they have never experienced before

” says Gad Yair

a professor in the department of sociology and anthropology at the Hebrew University.

Dr. Yael Bar-Zeev

a public health physician at Hebrew University’s Braun School of Public Health and Community Health

wrote

“Here’s what we already know: In a small study of about 80 corona patients

those who smoked were 14 times more likely to have serious illness.

Hebrew University professor Jonathan Huppert told The Times of Israel that generating anxiety appears to be “part of the goal” of the rulesannounced Tuesday

which told Israelis to stay in their homes as much as possible.

Yonatan Freeman

an expert in emergency preparedness at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

said that this is realistic

suggesting that by flagging only people who were actually in proximity to each other

surveillance “provides ‘tweezers

’ in order to not require more people in quarantine than necessary.”

Almost two-thirds of Israelis (63%) think that Israel should aid the Palestinians during the coronavirus outbreak

according to a study published by the Truman Institute for Peace at the Hebrew University. “A majority of Israelis

even in early post-election days after they’re left bitter and angry

believe that when the need arises

the government must enlist preventative measures with intent to help the Palestinians during the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus

” said Vered Vinitsky-Seroussi

head of the institute.

Humankind is now facing a global crisis. Perhaps the biggest crisis of our generation. The decisions people and governments take in the next few weeks will probably shape the world for years to come. They will shape not just our healthcare systems but also our economy

politics and culture.

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Professor Yuval Dor from Hebrew University’s Faculty of Medicine shows how the Faculty’s interdepartmental equipment unit transforms into a coronavirus testing center.

Hebrew University’s Dr. Maayan Salton and Dr. Yotam Drier team up to develop coronavirus tests which are more efficient and take less time and reagents.

Hebrew University’s Dr. Oren Parna’s lab studies the immune system, exploring the roles of different white blood and how they deal with bacteria, viruses and cancer. With Dr. Yotam Drier, they are exploring in which tissues and cell types the virus is hiding and replicating before symptoms appear. This incubation time is particularly long for COVID-19.

Hebrew University’s Dr. Michael Berger’s lab focuses on the antiviral immunity mediated by T-cell, and show that T-cell immunity is impaired under low oxygen conditions characterized by patients suffering from pulmonary diseases, and are being applied to COVID-19.

Hebrew University’s Professor Rotem Karni’s lab develops molecules that modulate RNA processing as a treatment for cancer and other diseases. Currently they are developing molecules that will target the RNA of the virus, and prevent the virus from multiplying, which will treat the disease following infection.

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