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Wuhan Virus & Israeli Leadership

During this time of the Wuhan Virus, Israel has, once again, been a light unto the nations.  This short essay will take us through the pandemic utilizing the Jewish holidays as markers.  According to the Torah, the first month of the calendar is Nissan and, by default, the first holiday is Pesach.  Ironically, Nissan was the first full month (began March 26, 2020) when the world had been thoroughly introduced to the various names of this virus.  

By Pesach (April 8th), 72 Israelis had succumbed to this virus – while 90,000 had died around the globe (all statistics in this article are from the ncov2019.live website).  This placed Israel as one of the least infected first world countries with a rate of one death per 125,000 citizens and one infection per 1,000.

Israel maintained her first place position with the lowest death rate as Shavuot (May 28th) was celebrated.  Only 285 (one per 27,000) Israelis had perished while 17,000 (one per 450) had been infected.  All European countries and the USA had greater per capita deaths and infections.  

The holiday of Tish’a B’Av (July 29th) witnessed Israel maintaining her low death rate as the disease had terminated the lives of 474 people (one per 16,000), while significantly losing her per capita  first place infections standing with 64,000 (one per 120) affected.  Germany was now the “safest” country…a position she would maintain until the present day.

By, Rosh Hashanah (September 18th) Israel had fallen behind Germany in both metrics with 1,100 dead and 162,000 infected.  However, this correlated to a mortality rate per infection of 0.7%.  No other modern country had this low mortality rate at that time.  Similar figures were maintained through Yom Kippur.

When Sukkot arrived (October 2nd) another 500 Israelis had perished and 100,000 had contracted this Wuhan Virus.

The virus was ravaging the country by Simchat Torah (October 11th) as 2,000 had died and 300,000 had been diagnosed with Covid-19.  Israel now had a greater death and infection rate than both Germany and Switzerland, while maintaining a low mortality rate per infected individual.  

By the beginning of Chanukah (December 10th) Israel had improved her per capita death rate with 3,000 total deaths (one out of 2,600) while maintaining her 0.7% per infection mortality rate.  This per capita death rate was less than half the deaths registered in the European countries, excluding Germany, or the USA (It is likely the German statistics are not accurate as many migrants living in Germany are unaccounted for).  During Chanukah only 100 people passed away from the disease and it is likely Israel will soon resume her first place standing regarding per capita death rate and per capita infection rate while maintaining the lowest mortality rate per infection (0.8%).  This was also the time Prime Minister Netanyahu received his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

By the end of January, approximately 4,800 (one out of 1,600) Israelis had succumbed to the disease. However, over 35% of Israelis had received their first injection.  These people are all scheduled to receive their second dose three weeks after the first jab of the needle.  No country is close to Israel regarding vaccinations.  This is due to a deal negotiated by the Israeli government and Pfizer regarding providing statistical information to the pharmaceutical company.  It has also been reported that Israel paid a greater price per vaccine than other countries.  The high tech nation is poised to give Pfizer and other countries valuable data regarding the efficacy of the doses, optimal timing between doses, potential allergic reactions and other information.  All Israelis over the age of 35 (in addition to 16 – 18 year olds) were eligible for the vaccine by the end of January, and the entire population will have vaccinations available by March.  The early mass introduction of the vaccine will save numerous Israeli lives.  The information then gained and disseminated by Israel will save countless lives around the globe.  Once again, the modern State of Israel is a Light unto the Nations.

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The truly amazing story is not just the miracle of Israeli innovations, but that Israel shares these technologies with other countries to make the world a cleaner, safer, healthier and more sustainable planet.

The Waze Navigation app, can now also save thousands of animals from becoming road kill (only available in Israel presently)

Instant messaging

Intel wireless chips

Voicemail technology

USB drive

Firewall security software

VOIP technology

The PillCam for GI imaging

NanoRetina artificial retinas

RightHear navigation app for the blind or visually impaired

ReWalk for paraplegics

Drip irrigation and smart farming or precision agriculture

Watergen makes drinking water out of thin air

Desalination 60% of Israel’s drinking water from sea water

Babysense to prevent SIDS

Treatment kills 40% of AIDS cells

A car battery runs on water and air

Oxygen rich air can reverse severe brain damage

Natural bacteria that combats river blindness and malaria

Skin cells to regenerate heart tissue

2 top multiple sclerosis drugs

OrCam “reads” what is sees to the visually impaired

DNA nanocomputer detects cancer and releases drugs to treat it

Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics for Parkinsons

Electrodes to treat brain tumors

Emergency Bandage for soldiers

Car battery efficiency and adapted charging infrastructure

Smart Road: A wireless electrification system for electric vehicles

Biodegradable alternatives plastic bags

Organic waste conversion to clean energy

Cultured meat or clean meat (meat alternatives)

AI predicting which diabetics will develop kidney dysfunction

AI screening for cervical cancer with mobile device

AI to prevent 90% of medical errors

Huge bags to keep out air + water so crops stay fresh for market used in 100 countries.

AI identifying water in the lungs

AI identifying those a high risk of Type 2 diabetes

AI flood forecaster in India

Full blood analysis with just a few drops of blood in just a few minutes

Tunefork improves lives of hearing impaired

VeganNation app & blockchain protects Amazon rainforest

Stemrad a new suit to protect astronauts

Vayyar Imaging to see through walls

ECONcrete builds ecologically active infrastructures in marine environments

Nerivio neuromodulator to treat migraines

TytoHome remote medical exams at home

Temi award winning personal robot

Alice a flying taxi “Uber meets Telsa in the sky”

ElliQ a robotic companion helping the elderly stay engaged

Israel is the 2nd biggest cybersecurity market in the world

Eye drops that could replace glasses

Molecule that triggers self destruction of pancreatic cancer cells

Turn tumors into ice balls, breast, lung, kidney, liver and bone

A tiny 3D printed live heart from patients own tissue

SpinCare a protective layer to treat serious burns & large open wounds, less pain, less infection

Beresheet Spacecraft the smallest craft, smallest team, largest distance to the moon

Firefly Aerospace TX to use Beresheet design and tech for future lunar missions

F1CDx sequence testing of tumors for targeted therapy

Alpha DART cancer radiation therapy

Augmentiqs digital pathology platform

CalmiGo reduces stress, anxiety and panic attacks

HydrantTech alerts for leaks, water theft or malicious activity

Nasal insulin delivery system

IsletRX working on functional islet cells for diabetics

Oramed working on oral insulin

ElastiMed replaces compression socks to prevent PAD

Sightbit computer vision technology to help lifeguards monitor beaches

DouxMatok sugar reduction based on sugar

Breeds and exports beneficial insects for biological pest control

Saving Mangos from fruit fly devastation

EggXYt detects gender of chicks before hatching ending male chick culling

FruitSpec 95% accuracy of fruit yield estimation

First affordable tomato harvester

TopClosure device to seal complex wounds replaces suturing

ImMucin a prophylactic cancer vaccine

Israeli technology used to rescue boys soccer team in Thailand

WoundClot stops bleeding in seconds

Autism breakthroughs: screening product for newborns,

the effect of medical cannabis, folic acid + vitamins in pregnancy reduce the risk.

Twine digital thread dying will not give off CO2 or produce wastewater (2nd largest water pollution contributor is thread dying)

Over 600 companies and startups in Cleantech

Protein products from insects

UBQ converts unsorted household waste to fully recyclable thermoplastic substitute. There is no technology that does that today

Israel an unlikely shark research hub

Israel & 7 Muslim majority states partner to save Red Sea coral reefs

SodaStream builds massive contraption to clean plastic from ocean

Lab grown chicken startup supermeat

Solar valley, renewable energy AND energy storage in the Negev

The world’s tiniest tomato

Purple tomatoes & potatoes with increased nutrients

APP to test ripeness of fruits and vegetables

Israeli high-tech paint cools buildings with sunlight

Bigger fish to end world hunger

Artificial seawater to improve fish breeding

Maps genome of cotton & sweet potato for better crops

Studies show squids can edit their genes, can we?

Hydras can regrow lost body parts, can we?

Israel, Irania and Jordanian scientist launch particle accelerator

Elide Fire Ball puts out fires easily, instantly & safely

Tel Aviv named world’s 7th greenest city

Eco-home built from Cannabis on Mount Carmel

Israeli group to help save endangered Peruvian ape

Turn dog poop into powder also innovating human waste management

CartiHeal Cartilage regeneration solution

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The truly amazing story is not just the miracle of Israeli innovations, but that Israel shares these technologies with other countries to make the world a cleaner, safer, healthier and more sustainable planet.

The Waze Navigation app, can now also save thousands of animals from becoming road kill (only available in Israel presently)

Instant messaging

Intel wireless chips

Voicemail technology

USB drive

Firewall security software

VOIP technology

The PillCam for GI imaging

NanoRetina artificial retinas

RightHear navigation app for the blind or visually impaired

ReWalk for paraplegics

Drip irrigation and smart farming or precision agriculture

Watergen makes drinking water out of thin air

Desalination 60% of Israel’s drinking water from sea water

Babysense to prevent SIDS

Treatment kills 40% of AIDS cells

A car battery runs on water and air

Oxygen rich air can reverse severe brain damage

Natural bacteria that combats river blindness and malaria

Skin cells to regenerate heart tissue

2 top multiple sclerosis drugs

OrCam “reads” what is sees to the visually impaired

DNA nanocomputer detects cancer and releases drugs to treat it

Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics for Parkinsons

Electrodes to treat brain tumors

Emergency Bandage for soldiers

Car battery efficiency and adapted charging infrastructure

Smart Road: A wireless electrification system for electric vehicles

Biodegradable alternatives plastic bags

Organic waste conversion to clean energy

Cultured meat or clean meat (meat alternatives)

AI predicting which diabetics will develop kidney dysfunction

AI screening for cervical cancer with mobile device

AI to prevent 90% of medical errors

Huge bags to keep out air + water so crops stay fresh for market used in 100 countries.

AI identifying water in the lungs

AI identifying those a high risk of Type 2 diabetes

AI flood forecaster in India

Full blood analysis with just a few drops of blood in just a few minutes

Tunefork improves lives of hearing impaired

VeganNation app & blockchain protects Amazon rainforest

Stemrad a new suit to protect astronauts

Vayyar Imaging to see through walls

ECONcrete builds ecologically active infrastructures in marine environments

Nerivio neuromodulator to treat migraines

TytoHome remote medical exams at home

Temi award winning personal robot

Alice a flying taxi “Uber meets Telsa in the sky”

ElliQ a robotic companion helping the elderly stay engaged

Israel is the 2nd biggest cybersecurity market in the world

Eye drops that could replace glasses

Molecule that triggers self destruction of pancreatic cancer cells

Turn tumors into ice balls, breast, lung, kidney, liver and bone

A tiny 3D printed live heart from patients own tissue

SpinCare a protective layer to treat serious burns & large open wounds, less pain, less infection

Beresheet Spacecraft the smallest craft, smallest team, largest distance to the moon

Firefly Aerospace TX to use Beresheet design and tech for future lunar missions

F1CDx sequence testing of tumors for targeted therapy

Alpha DART cancer radiation therapy

Augmentiqs digital pathology platform

CalmiGo reduces stress, anxiety and panic attacks

HydrantTech alerts for leaks, water theft or malicious activity

Nasal insulin delivery system

IsletRX working on functional islet cells for diabetics

Oramed working on oral insulin

ElastiMed replaces compression socks to prevent PAD

Sightbit computer vision technology to help lifeguards monitor beaches

DouxMatok sugar reduction based on sugar

Breeds and exports beneficial insects for biological pest control

Saving Mangos from fruit fly devastation

EggXYt detects gender of chicks before hatching ending male chick culling

FruitSpec 95% accuracy of fruit yield estimation

First affordable tomato harvester

TopClosure device to seal complex wounds replaces suturing

ImMucin a prophylactic cancer vaccine

Israeli technology used to rescue boys soccer team in Thailand

WoundClot stops bleeding in seconds

Autism breakthroughs: screening product for newborns,

the effect of medical cannabis, folic acid + vitamins in pregnancy reduce the risk.

Twine digital thread dying will not give off CO2 or produce wastewater (2nd largest water pollution contributor is thread dying)

Over 600 companies and startups in Cleantech

Protein products from insects

UBQ converts unsorted household waste to fully recyclable thermoplastic substitute. There is no technology that does that today

Israel an unlikely shark research hub

Israel & 7 Muslim majority states partner to save Red Sea coral reefs

SodaStream builds massive contraption to clean plastic from ocean

Lab grown chicken startup supermeat

Solar valley, renewable energy AND energy storage in the Negev

The world’s tiniest tomato

Purple tomatoes & potatoes with increased nutrients

APP to test ripeness of fruits and vegetables

Israeli high-tech paint cools buildings with sunlight

Bigger fish to end world hunger

Artificial seawater to improve fish breeding

Maps genome of cotton & sweet potato for better crops

Studies show squids can edit their genes, can we?

Hydras can regrow lost body parts, can we?

Israel, Irania and Jordanian scientist launch particle accelerator

Elide Fire Ball puts out fires easily, instantly & safely

Tel Aviv named world’s 7th greenest city

Eco-home built from Cannabis on Mount Carmel

Israeli group to help save endangered Peruvian ape

Turn dog poop into powder also innovating human waste management

CartiHeal Cartilage regeneration solution

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Top 12 ways Israel feeds the world

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12 impossible ideas that Israelis turned into reality

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