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Cuyahoga County is seeing a downward trend in COVID-19 cases, but its rate of vaccination is also slowing compared to prior weeks. 

CINCINNATI — Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has gotten criticism from within his own party for his aggressive anti-coronavirus measures, but the state's Democratic senator had praise for him Friday.

Ohio has had 1,081,518 total cases of COVID-19, the Ohio Department of Health reported May 7.


(JTA) — Sheldon Silver, the former speaker of the New York State Assembly, is reportedly headed back to prison, just days after being sent home on what officials had described as a COVID-related furlough.

In Woodland Hills, an east Cleveland neighborhood, about 15% of the population has been vaccinated against COVID-19, compared to about 41% statewide.

For the third week in a row, Ohio's two-week COVID-19 case rate has declined after seeing an uptick in cases in early spring. 

Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality declares the city ready for international tourists to start returning in May • “Incoming tourism is an integral part of the identity of Tel Aviv-Yafo,” says the city’s mayor.

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Somehow a critical video at Montefiore was erased, according to the lawyer representing two nurses fired for allegedly falsifying COVID-19 test samples.

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Wednesday joined calls for more sharing of the technology behind COVID-19 vaccines to help speed the end of the pandemic, a shift that puts the U.S. alongside many in the developing world who want rich countries to do more to get doses to the needy.

Ohio has had 1,078,734 total cases of COVID-19, the Ohio Department of Health reported May 5.


WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday set a new vaccination goal to deliver at least one shot to 70% of adult Americans by July Fourth as he tackles the vexing problem of winning over the “doubters” and those unmotivated to get inoculated.

Ohio has had 1,077,284 total cases of COVID-19, the Ohio Department of Health reported May 4.

The government also approved new Health Ministry procedures that ban Israelis from visiting seven countries due to their high rate of coronavirus infections and the presence of variants of concern.

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The masks are coming off.

The variants were all found in people who had recently entered the country from abroad • Phase II trials of Israel’s EXO-CD24 coronavirus treatment are underway in Greece.

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for youngsters ages 12 to 15 by next week, according to a federal official and a person familiar with the process, setting up shots for many before the beginning of the next school year.

Pop-up programs, workshops, giving circles, “screen-side chats” and wellness inspiration draw on Jewish culture and wisdom to help address rising levels of loneliness, stress and anxiety.

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Fully vaccinated staff in nursing homes and assisted living facilities will be exempt from required COVID-19 routine testing, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced May 3.


When Anita Gray lost her ex-husband and friend of 50 years, Alvin L. Gray, in late March 2020, she felt as if she and her family were on a cold, foreign planet.

The Israel Defense Forces credits its “rapid techno-logistical” vaccination program for the achievement.

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Ohio has had 1,075,004 total cases of COVID-19, the Ohio Department of Health reported May 2.

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health will hold a free COVID-19 vaccination outreach clinic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 7 at the Cleveland Heights Community Center, 1 Monticello Blvd. in Cleveland Heights.

Ohio has had 1,072,312 total cases of COVID-19, the Ohio Department of Health reported April 30.


JERUSALEM — A stampede at a religious festival attended by tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews in northern Israel killed at least 45 people and injured about 150 early Friday, medical officials said. It was one of the country's deadliest civilian disasters.


JERUSALEM — A stampede broke out early Friday at a Jewish religious festival attended by tens of thousands of people in northern Israel, killing nearly 40 people and leaving some 150 hospitalized, medical officials said.

In about two months, Ohio lawmakers will gain the power to strike down public health orders they disagree with through a majority vote.

For the second week in a row, Ohio is reporting a drop in its statewide average for COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population.

It is deploying ventilators, manufactured in Israel, to hospitals in Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

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As Montefiore faces federal fines of $316,980 stemming from falsified COVID-19 testing in October 2020, a criminal investigation is underway, the Cleveland Jewish News has learned.

CEO of the humanitarian agency Yotam Polizer said the scale of what is unfolding there is “simply overwhelming.”

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