Articles by October, 2021

 OECD report:  Israel among the first places in the world acquiring academic degrees
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Government

About 26% of undergraduate students study computer science, including mathematics and statistics and engineering. This is the fourth year in a row that engineering studies are the most coveted study program in Israel. More than 38,000 students, which is 18.2% of the 208,461 undergraduate students, study engineering. This is according to the report of the Council for Higher Education ahead of the start of the academic year this coming Sunday. The report shows that engineering studies continue to overtake the social sciences, which for years have been considered the largest field of study in...

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Oct 5, 2021

This morning: The obligation to scan the barcode applies to all presenters of the new green label
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Health

The number of corona patients who are in a serious condition continues to decline, and their number on Tuesday evening is 489. This is the first time since August 13 that the number of patients is seriously lower than 500. Data from the Ministry of Health show that 197 of the seriously ill patients are connected to respirators. Of the 489 patients who were severe, 363 were not vaccinated at all, 79 received the two vaccine doses but not the booster dose and 33 were also vaccinated in the third dose. In fact, more than 76% of severe patients are not vaccinated, compared with less than 7%...

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Oct 6, 2021

Microsoft Israel intends to double the number of its employees in the next four years by 2,000
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Hitech

Microsoft Israel Research and Development announced on Wednesday that it intends to double the number of its employees in the next four years - from about 2,000 to about 4,500. Due to the expected jump in the number of employees, Microsoft has announced that it will open five new development centers in Israel in the coming years. The company will establish a new campus in Tel Aviv that will be spread over 25,000 square meters and will house more than 1,000 employees. A new center in Herzliya will be built with a size of 17,000 square meters that will accommodate 1,000 employees as well...

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Oct 6, 2021

The shortening of the shifts of interns in hospitals is underway:  from 26 hours to 18 hours
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Government

The shortening of the shifts of interns in hospitals is underway: On Tuesday evening, the Minister of Finance, Avgidor Lieberman, the Minister of Health, Nitzan Horowitz, and the Minister of the Economy, Orna Barbibai, agreed on an initial outline for shortening the shifts from 26 hours to 18 hours (16 plus 2). At this stage only for hospitals in the periphery (10 total) - and excluding professions of surgery. The interns - who do not accept the outline - plan to intensify the struggle and carry out a mass resignation from the hospitals today. "We are continuing our struggle. We will...

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Oct 6, 2021

Monday: The need for a green label in restaurants in open spaces and indoor pools will be eliminated
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Health

The need for a green label in restaurants in open spaces and indoor swimming pools will be eliminated this coming Monday, while enforcement of the new green label will be postponed once again: the Corona Cabinet decided on Wednesday evening that due to "technical limitations" the new green label will still be required. Relevant "Corona Certificate". According to the decision, the obligation to scan and enforce a barcode will begin only on Sunday, October 17, for another week and a half. The new green label actually includes a third vaccination requirement for those who received the first...

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Oct 6, 2021

An Israeli study: The chance of developing myocarditis following Pfizer vaccine is extremely rare
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Health

An Israeli study, the first of its kind in the world, which included hundreds of thousands of Pfizer vaccines, shows that the chance of developing myocarditis following the vaccine is extremely rare, and even when it is realized, it is a very mild disease, without affecting heart function. The study is published Thursday night in the leading medical journal The New England Journal of Medicine. The study, conducted by the Beilinson Hospital Cardiology Department in collaboration with the Clalit Research Institute, examined the prevalence of myocarditis and its severity after receiving the...

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Oct 6, 2021

Corona update:  1,990 verified cases were diagnosed yesterday - 464 are in critical condition
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Health

The Ministry of Health announced on Friday that 2,064 verified cases of the corona virus. The number of patients in critical condition dropped to 460. 227 patients are in critical condition, 183 of them respiratory. Also, during that day, nine patients died, and the total number of water since the outbreak of the plague rose to 7,885. To date, about 3.7 million people have been vaccinated against corona in Israel in the third dose. During yesterday, about 33,000 people were vaccinated with this dose. The data also show that the coefficient of infection continues to decline and now stands...

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Oct 9, 2021

The outline Ending isolation of students in green localities will not be launched -  Sunday
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Health

The outline that is expected to prevent isolation for students in schools in green localities will only take effect on Tuesday or Wednesday. This is despite the fact that Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and the Ministry of Health claimed that the pilot would begin tomorrow. The reason why the outline is expected to start only later this week - the tests required to maintain the outline have not yet reached the authorities and school principals. In order to maintain the outline, which is an extension of the "Green Class" pilot, about 920,000 antigen test kits are required for about 410,000...

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Oct 9, 2021

391,000 working days have been lost in 2020 due to strikes compared to 110,000 in 2019
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There was a significant increase in 2020 in the number of working days lost to the Israeli economy as a result of strikes - 391,000 working days lost compared to only 110,000 working days lost in 2019. However, the number of strikes in the economy decreased last year, because strikes in 2020 were much longer, on average. New data published by the Labor Relations Unit in the Ministry of Economy shows that in 2020, which was entirely in the shadow of the Corona plague, there were "only" 31 strikes in Israel compared to 45 strikes in 2019

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Oct 9, 2021

1,023 Israelis were diagnosed yesterday as positive for Corona - Infection rate was less than 2%
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by Ifi Reporter

Category: Health

1,023 Israelis were diagnosed yesterday as positive for Corona. This is the lowest number of verified since July 24. A total of 52,000 tests were performed and the positive rate was 1.99%. This is the first time since the end of July that the verified rate has been below 2%. Data from the Ministry of Health show that 674 corona patients are hospitalized in hospitals across the country, 463 of them in critical condition. This is a number similar to what it was last night. 186 of the critically ill patients are connected to respirators

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Oct 10, 2021

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