Covid-19

Parents await approval of vaccine for 5 to 11 year olds

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Two days after Kate Hurwitz’s oldest son turned 12, he was vaccinated against COVID-19. And as soon as the vaccine has been approved for children...

WATCH: COVID answers for kids — and for the rest of us

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VyBRrX0efw How effective are the COVID vaccines? Why are some people choosing not to get vaccinated? Is there any reason for optimism? As confused as many...

Hillel directors warily eye the start of school

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Maryland Hillel’s fall kickoff Welcome Back Shabbat and Hillel Freshman BBQ is back. After its absence last year in the midst of the pandemic,...

Vaccines save lives.

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We have come a very long way in the 17 months since COVID took over our lives. We have moved from fear, confusion, isolation,...

How bad is food insecurity in Greater Washington?

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Some three-quarters of a million dollars has been distributed in “$1,500 increments” by the local Jewish community to help ease food insecurity during the...

Immunologist warns against pandemic fatigue

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Immunologist Paul Offit is worried about what he views as a growing desensitization to the statistics on COVID-19 infection rates and death tolls. “I know...

Prepared and practicing patience with Hindy Bogner-Orenstein

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Hindy Bogner-Orenstein has been a nurse for 37 years. But she’s never seen anything as dire as the COVID-19 units where she’s worked intermittently...
Caring home healthcare nurse gives vaccine or medicine injection to senior adult patient at home, clinic, or nursing home setting. Close up view of the syringe, needle, hands. The female patient is more than 100 years old!

New project to help seniors register for COVID vaccination

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A few weeks ago, Dava Schub, CEO of the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center, had an idea that seemed out of reach. There was a...

Yehuda Dukes, Chasidic father of 6, is dead after 10-month battle with COVID

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By Shira Hanau Rabbi Yehuda “Yudi” Dukes, a Chasidic father of six who became sick with COVID-19 in late March and spent nearly 10 months...
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800 vaccinated for COVID-19 at Hebrew Home

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More than 800 people at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, including residents and staffers, have received the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine....