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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Mike and Jane Weinhaus are flanked by their extended family. The couple, along with their two adult sons and one of their son’s wives, were among the first St. Louisans to contract the virus in March 2020. Both Michael and Jane were hospitalized; she spent nine days on a ventilator.

How the Weinhaus family found a new normal, 2 years after COVID

ERIC BERGER, Special to the Jewish Light March 8, 2022

About a year ago, Mike Weinhaus was on the phone with a representative from his insurance company when the person asked, “Are you the family that was on the news with COVID?” Weinhaus, a member of Congregation Shaare Emeth, was indeed part of the...

What we know about Omicron and how to avoid getting it

What we know about Omicron and how to avoid getting it

Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel21c December 2, 2021

It’s hard to believe we never heard of Omicron until a week ago. It was November 26 when the World Health Organization (WHO) designated the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus variant B.1.1.529 a “variant of concern” and named it Omicron after the 15th letter...

If ignorance is bliss, we are living in joyful times

If ignorance is bliss, we are living in joyful times

Gary Nachman, ADL Plains States Regional Director October 20, 2021

If ignorance is bliss, it would seem we are living in joyful times. I read an article this weekend about a small group of individuals demanding UNL ease their COVID prevention policies, decrying voluntary proof of vaccination, and refuting the...

Israeli study suggests booster vaccine highly effective

Israeli study suggests booster vaccine highly effective

Abigail Klein Leichman , Israel21c September 19, 2021

Israeli researchers have determined that a third (“booster”) dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is effective at preventing both infection and severe illness, according to a first-in-world study published  September 15 in The New England Journal...

A patient recovering after receiving Prof. Nadir Arber’s experimental EXO-CD24 Covid-19 treatment. Photo courtesy of Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

Interest growing in 3 experimental Israeli Covid treatments

Abigail Klein Leichman August 17, 2021

In February, the world’s attention was focused on Covid-19 experimental drugs. By April, with the worldwide vaccine campaign in full swing, Covid treatments didn’t seem important anymore. Now that we know the virus isn’t going away despite...

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