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Ohio has had 2,540,864 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 20,752 cases from Jan. 25 according to the state's coronavirus dashboard updated Jan. 26.

Ohio has had 2,520,112 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 4,163 cases from Jan. 24 according to the state's coronavirus dashboard updated Jan. 25.

COLUMBUS — Ohio's election chief has COVID-19.

As more people get vaccinated and the world starts to open up a little more, business have begun allowing employees to return to in-person offices. But how many people are returning to physical offices on a full-time basis?

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(JTA) — A panel of experts that advises the Health Ministry on matters related to the coronavirus is recommending that all adults over the age of 18 be offered a fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine, The Times of Israel reported.

Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center points to social media as an overwhelming distributor of anti-Jewish propaganda, saying “racists have succeeded in attaching their goals and infiltrating their anti-Semitic, neo-Nazi, Holocaust-denigrating imagery onto a legitimate, ongoing debate, which is very emotional. It’s a massive victory for them.”

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Ohio has had 2,515,949 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 9,774 cases from Jan. 23 according to the state's coronavirus dashboard updated Jan. 24.

Ohio has had 2,506,175 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 9,932 cases from Jan. 22 according to the state's coronavirus dashboard updated Jan. 23.

Pfizer CEO says he expects the COVID-19 virus to “be with us for the years to come,” but that barring another anomaly like Omicron, life should return to some form of normal within the next few months. 

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Ohio has had 2,480,566 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 19,697 cases from Jan. 20 according to the state's coronavirus dashboard updated Jan. 21.

A mask advisory has been announced for all indoor spaces in the city of Cleveland through Jan. 31.

Ohio has had 2,460,869 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 21,664 cases from Jan. 19 according to the state's coronavirus dashboard updated Jan. 20.

All Cuyahoga County Public Library branches reopened to the public Jan. 18 for regular hours of operation: Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, people across the U.S. can log on to a government website and order free, at-home COVID-19 tests. But the White House push may do little to ease the omicron surge, and experts say Washington will have to do a lot more to fix the country’s long-troubled t…

Health care workers and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health are encouraging residents to mask up and get vaccinated against COVID-19 as the county continues to experience a "very high level of transmission."

Ohio has had 2,439,205 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 20,483 cases from Jan. 18 according to the state's coronavirus dashboard updated Jan. 19.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration will begin making 400 million N95 masks available for free to U.S. residents starting next week, now that federal officials are emphasizing their better protection against the omicron variant of COVID-19 over cloth face coverings.

Under pressure, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett weighs ending weeklong quarantine for unvaccinated students exposed to the virus.

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Bourla, the son of Greek Holocaust survivors, will use the $1 million award to fund projects aimed at preserving the memory of victims of the Holocaust.

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The vaccination certificate program has been a point of conflict since the start of the fifth wave and especially in recent weeks, as the country has sent around 10% of students into isolation.

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(JTA) — Albert Bourla, the chief executive officer of Pfizer, was named the winner of the 2022 Genesis Prize, the award sometimes called the “Jewish Nobel.”

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday quietly launched its website for Americans to request free at-home COVID-19 tests, a day before the site was scheduled to officially go online.

Ohio has had 2,418,722 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 15,077 cases from Jan. 17 according to the state's coronavirus dashboard updated Jan. 18.

The fast-moving omicron variant may cause less severe disease on average, but COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are climbing and modelers forecast 50,000 to 300,000 more Americans could die by the time the wave subsides in mid-March.

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Friday launched a new website for Americans to request up to four free COVID-19 tests per household.

The goal is to keep the economy running while safeguarding public health, particularly among vulnerable populations, according to the Prime Minister’s Office.

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Only 35,000 news small businesses opened in the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, while the cessation of government aid contributed to the many ventures that ceased operating, according to LAHAV.

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Health officials reportedly met to discuss the spread of the coronavirus, different variants, vaccines and other related information.

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Ohio has had 2,403,645 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 19,538 cases from Jan. 16 according to the state's coronavirus dashboard updated Jan. 17.

The goal of the trial was to examine effects on antibody levels and on disease prevention, as well as to evaluate safety, said Professor Gili Regev-Yochay of the Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer.

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“The policies make no sense, and honestly, left me feeling like they don’t like Americans and want to see us suffer. I’m not saying this is the case, but it felt that way,” said groom-to-be Mark Spiro.

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Several other countries, including the U.S. and U.K., have already shortened the quarantine period, but Health Ministry officials remain divided on the issue.

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Israel was among the first to order the Food and Drug Administration-approved antiviral drug from Pfizer.

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Ohio has had 2,384,107 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 26,117 cases from Jan. 15 according to the state's coronavirus dashboard updated Jan. 16.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and Ohio Emergency Management Agency announced Jan. 11 that $15,375,666 in federal funding has been made available to University Hospitals Health Systems for costs related to the state’s response to COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 infections are soaring again at U.S. nursing homes because of the omicron wave, and deaths are climbing too, leading to new restrictions on family visits and a renewed push to get more residents and staff members vaccinated and boosted.

As the number of daily cases continues to rise, Israeli experts admit that COVID policy based almost entirely on shots is proving ineffective.

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Ohio has had 2,307,691 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 41,455 cases from Jan. 13 according to the state's coronavirus dashboard updated Jan. 14.

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According to state Rep. David Leland, D-Columbus, and other Jewish lawmakers and advocates throughout Ohio, the growing number of incidents where opponents of COVID-19 pandemic-related public health measures use the Holocaust as part of their rhetoric is a troubling sign of a broader problem.

The Auschwitz Memorial: “Exploiting the tragedy of people who between 1933-45 suffered, were humiliated, tortured and murdered by the totalitarian regime of Nazi Germany in a debate about vaccines and COVID limitations is a sad symptom of moral and intellectual decay.”

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has stopped a major push by the Biden administration to boost the nation's COVID-19 vaccination rate, a requirement that employees at large businesses get a vaccine or test regularly and wear a mask on the job.

COLUMBUS — GOP Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says he has no regrets about his response to the coronavirus pandemic even if Republican voters who thought he went too far are angry enough to vote him out in the upcoming May primary.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Thursday that the government will double to 1 billion the rapid, at-home COVID-19 tests to be distributed free to Americans, along with “high-quality masks," as he highlighted his efforts to “surge” resources to help the country weather the spi…

Starbucks across Greater Cleveland will be shuttering their dining rooms due to COVID-19-related factors.

Ohio has had 2,266,236 total cases of COVID-19, an increase of 19,262 cases from Jan. 12 according to the state's coronavirus dashboard updated Jan. 13.

Marilyn Burns, a longtime community advocate in Woodhill Homes on Cleveland’s east side, started off opposing the COVID-19 vaccines.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Most access to a major city adjacent to Beijing was suspended Thursday as China tried to contain an outbreak of the highly contagious omicron variant, which poses a test to its “zero-tolerance” COVID-19 policy and its ability to successfully host the Winter Olympics.

NRx Pharmaceuticals, which has exclusive rights to the Israeli vaccine, is working with local health experts to design a Phase II study of its efficacy as a booster to protect against COVID-19 variants, says the company’s CEO.

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The Mandel Jewish Community Center’s Camp Wise will require that all campers, staff and contracted providers attending the Claridon Township camp this summer to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a new…

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The Mandel Jewish Community Center in Beachwood closed its early childhood school Jan. 12 for the remainder of the week due to a few positive COVID-19 cases and exposure across various classrooms in the preschool, according to a newsletter to staff of which the Cleveland Jewish News obtained.

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