A grim warning from Israel: Vaccination blunts, but does not defeat Delta

With early vaccination and outstanding data, country is the world’s real-life COVID-19 lab

“Now is a critical time,” Israeli Minister of Health Nitzan Horowitz said as the 56-year-old got a COVID-19 booster shot on 13 August, the day his country became the first nation to offer a third dose of vaccine to people as young as age 50. “We’re in a race against the pandemic.”

His message was meant for his fellow Israelis, but it is a warning to the world. Israel has among the world’s highest levels of vaccination for COVID-19, with 78% of those 12 and older fully vaccinated, the vast majority with the Pfizer vaccine. Yet the country is now logging one of the world’s highest infection rates, with nearly 650 new cases daily per million people. More than half are in fully vaccinated people, underscoring the extraordinary transmissibility of the Delta variant and stoking concerns that the benefits of vaccination ebb over time.

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https://www.science.org/news/2021/08/grim-warning-israel-vaccination-blunts-does-not-defeat-delta?s=09

Innovative COVID treatment puts a cork on virus’s entry point to cell – The Jerusalem Post

An innovative treatment for COVID-19 uses a molecular “super cork” to jam the entry point used by the SARS-CoV-2 virus to enter the cell, bypassing issues that could arise with other treatments which target a spike protein on the virus, Weizmann Institute of Science announced on Wednesday.
The treatment, described in a study published in Nature Microbiology, was developed by Weizmann researchers in collaboration with the Pasteur Institute in France and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US.

Most treatments and vaccines for SARS-CoV-2 target the spike protein on the virus’s outer envelope, but this protein could mutate in future variants, negatively effecting the efficacy of such treatments. The Weizmann researchers decided to take a different approach, targeting the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptors through which the virus enters the cell. This approach is not susceptible to new variants.

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https://m.jpost.com/health-science/innovative-covid-treatment-puts-a-cork-on-viruss-entry-point-to-cell-677048

MANUFACTURING OF UNIQUE RED DYE FOR THIRD TEMPLE BEGINS | Bible Prophecy Tracker

Israel 365: On Sunday, a woman went out to collect tiny insects that once a year, produce the flame-colored dye that was used in the Temple. The time-consuming work produced a minuscule amount of dye but she is determined to continue moving forward towards bringing the Third Temple. “Come, let us reach an understanding, —says […]

MANUFACTURING OF UNIQUE RED DYE FOR THIRD TEMPLE BEGINS | Bible Prophecy Tracker