Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing: Your 15-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday.
Today’s panel comprises health reporter Nathan Jeffay and United States correspondent Jacob Magid, along with host Amanda Borschel-Dan.
Jeffay updates us with new studies and research on the coronavirus pandemic, including the use of regular household aspirin in fending off a serious infection. Likewise, Jeffay explains why testing sewage could be the answer for countries that don’t have the vaccine or are worried about resistant variant strains.
Magid recently arrived in Israel from New York. Now that he’s out and about in Tel Aviv, he describes the differences he’s seeing in terms of behavior and vaccination rates between the two major cities.
The US and Israel are holding a first strategic meeting on Iran today. Magid explains its significance.
Finally, Magid gives a teaser for his in-depth feature on the American spin doctors and pollsters who are helping Israeli politicians run their election campaigns.