Israel could be weeks away from developing a Covid-19 vaccine, Israeli researchers are saying.
MIGAL, an internationally recognized research institute located in Israel’s Northern Galilee, is behind the latest effort that could bring a vaccine to the market in 90 days.
Their scientists are years ahead of many scientists working to develop a vaccine during the current global pandemic after spending years developing a vaccine against the avian coronavirus.
“The significant advantage of Migal’s efforts is that its successful 4-year project to develop a vaccine against avian coronavirus has given it a 4-year “head start” which it believes will translate into a rapid development process for an effective human vaccine,” MIGAL said in a recent press release.
Four years ago, the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture granted MIGAL $4 million to work on vaccines to fight Coronaviruses. That project paved the way for the fast-tracking of a Covid-19 vaccine that is being created with the help of MIGAL’s “already-developed fermentation process.”
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American and Southwest stand by vaccine mandate, despite Abbott’s ban
American Airlines and Southwest Airlines are still planning to comply with President Biden’s executive order regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. The order requires all their employees to be vaccinated by Dec. 8t. As a result, they will be ignoring Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s ban on vaccine mandates.
Folks, vaccination requirements work. pic.twitter.com/XuBsOQxGaN— President Biden (@POTUS) October 9, 2021
Abbott announced his own executive order, effectively banning mandates even from private employers, on Tuesday. “In another instance of federal overreach, the Biden Administration is now bullying many private entities into imposing COVID-19 vaccine mandates, causing workforce disruptions that threaten Texas’ continued recovery from the COVID-19 disaster,” Abbott said. “The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and our best defense against the virus, but should remain voluntary and never forced.”
Yet both airlines are requiring their employees to be vaccinated by Nov. 24. This comes despite Southwest’s impromptu cancellation of over 2,000 flights over the weekend. At the time, the airline blamed the cancellations on air traffic control and weather conditions. However, SaraACarter.com was unable to verify that any other airline had to cancel near as many flights for the same reasons. This has left many to speculate that Southwest actually cancelled flights due to their employees walking out as a direct result of the mandate.
Reporter Jack Posobiec tweeted out a flyer circulating among the anti-vaxx Southwest employees. Currently, they are planning a protest outside of Southwest headquarters next Monday. The protest will be called “Freedom Not Force.”
Southwest told Reuters it “would be expected to comply with the President’s Order to remain compliant as a federal contractor.” In addition, American similarly said Abbott’s order does not change anything.
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