US teens return to study in Israel; Microsoft to invest $1 billion in Israel; Smarter than Amazon; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Bacteria can help anti-cancer immune response There is a complex relationship between bacteria and cancer (reported here previously). Now, scientists at Israel’s Weizmann Institute have discovered that bacteria inside cancer... Read more »

Saving lives from snakebites; 30-second baggage disinfection; Twitter acquires Reshuffle; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Huge drop in coronavirus reproduction Israel’s “R” factor – the average number of people that one person infects with the SARS-Cov-2 virus – has fallen to just over 0.5 and less than 1% of tests are... Read more »

Running from Jerusalem to Eilat; M.A. in Smart Cities; Ice batteries; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Huge drop in infections Israel’s Covid-19 infection rate has fallen such that hospitals are now closing their coronavirus wards. 50% of Israelis are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19. See also the YouTube animation showing relative... Read more »

5 million vaccinated; Transforming ophthalmic surgery; Reaching remote communities; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS 5 million vaccinated Israel’s five millionth recipient of the Covid-19 vaccine was a pregnant 34-year-old from the Tel Aviv suburb of Petah Tikva, Restaurants, cafes, attractions, hotels, event venues, places of worship, most school grades 7-10, and... Read more »

Pandemic research center opens; Israel Summit; Smart farming in the Caribbean; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS 90% of over-50s vaccinated or recovered Israel’s Health Minister Yuli Edelstein has announced that 90% of Israelis over the age of 50 have been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19. 75% of them are eligible... Read more »

Innovations in Life Sciences; Dispensing sterile gloves; Innovation cities; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Astonishing vaccination results Over 50% of all Israeli citizens have now received at least one Covid-19 vaccination, with 3 million (nearly one-third) having had both. The Pfizer vaccine is shown to be 95.8% effective in preventing new... Read more »

Recovered patients volunteer at hospitals; From Startup Nation to VacciNation; An impossible year; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS “This can change the fate of humanity” Israel’s PM heralded the latest Israeli Covid-19 therapy, EXO-CD24, developed at Tel Aviv’s Sourasky (Ichilov) Medical Center. When given to 30 moderate to severe Covid-19 patients,... Read more »

A Google map of brain RNA; World Cancer Day; The earliest edible olives; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Vaccines for everyone over 16 Israel is the first country to offer vaccines to any citizen over the age of 16. It aims to vaccinate 90% of the over-50s within two weeks. Nearly... Read more »

From coffee to vaccines; Independence for the disabled; Flying pizza; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS The Vaccination Nation Nearly 3 million Israelis have now received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and nearly 1.7 million have now received the second.  Covid infections and serious illnesses of Israelis over... Read more »

Monitoring coma patients; Direct flights to Morocco; Still an A+; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Vaccination progress 27% of Israelis (2.4 million) have had their first Covid vaccination and rollout to the over-40s has begun.  Numbers of seriously ill over-60s have fallen by a third and the reproduction rate is below... Read more »

Vaccine rollout; Women driving STEM; Non-polluting buses; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Vaccine rollout 2 million+ Israelis have had their first Pfizer vaccination. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was the first of over 110,000 Israelis to receive the second dose. He also announced that Israel could be the first nation to be... Read more »

More vaccines arrive; Prize for human tissue printer; Educating children about AI; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS More vaccines arrive The first 120,000 doses of the 6 million coronavirus vaccines ordered from Moderna have arrived in Israel. These are to be primarily used to vaccinate homebound citizens. Over 1.5 million Israelis... Read more »

15-minute Covid-19 test; An eco-village in the Negev; Good Night 2020; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS One million vaccinations Over a million Israelis have now had their first dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine. More than 150,000 vaccinations are being administered each day – the highest per capita in the world.... Read more »

Senior’s cancer prize; Great minds; Almost too fast; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Rolling out the vaccine 140,000 Israelis were vaccinated in the first three days of the Pfizer vaccine rollout. (This editor received his first dose of vaccine on the sixth day). In addition, Magen David Adom are deploying unique... Read more »

One ventilator for 3 patients; Chanukah on the streets of Jerusalem; $30 million for emergency department; and much more! by: Michael Ordman ISRAEL’S MEDICAL ACHIEVEMENTS Mutating cancer cells Scientists at Israel’s Weizmann Institute, working with others in the Netherlands and Norway, have discovered that melanoma cells can “frameshift” to grow whilst avoiding the immune system. ... Read more »