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Reopening Florida Schools Increased COVID-19 Infections

January 15, 2021

Tags: Medical Research, Press Releases

BGU researcher found that infections had risen by 30% among students between the ages of 14 and 17.

Israel Excels at COVID-19 Mass Inoculation (Video)

January 4, 2021

Tags: Medical Research

BGU Prof. Nadav Davidovitch gives CNN an inside look at Israel's steady progress vaccinating its citizens.

Face Masks Are Disrupting Facial Recognition

December 30, 2020

Tags: Social Sciences & Humanities

A new BGU study finds that our ability to identify familiar faces has been reduced by 15% due to face masks.