March 5th, 2020

// Israeli Scientists to have COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine in Weeks

Israeli Scientists to have COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine in Weeks

By David Rubin, former mayor of Shiloh, Israel

Israeli scientists just announced that they should have a vaccine for the COVID-19 coronavirus in just a matter of weeks. This is great news considering some health forecasters predict 60% of the world population will contract that virus that is at least 1% lethal, meaning about 50 million deaths, rivaling the 1918 outbreak of Spanish Flu.

Yet, despite this amazing breakthrough, the silence is deafening from Ilhad Omar and the rest of the political liberal camp calling for the boycott of Israel exports—presumably including the cure for COVID-19 Coronavirus. 

It makes you ask yourself the question, what feat or good deed could Israel or Israel Jews ever do that would be ‘worthy’ enough in the eyes of its oppressors to in order to be granted the right to survive? The sad answer is: Nothing. There is absolutely nothing Israeli Jews can ever do, be the $50 billion aid for so-called Palestinians in a ‘Deal of the Century,’ or  offer a cure cancer to the world, or eliminate the scourge of AIDS from the earth or even this recent likely imminent cure vaccine for the coronavirus. 

Sadly, even if we Israelis even delivered all of the above good deeds by sundown Friday, what would the response be from the virtually everyone in the Liberal camp including their lock-step friends in most of the major news media? Israel has no right to exist. Thin them at the waste and make their land indefensible! 

Apart from those who opposed ancient Israel building a wall in Nehemiah’s day, or those opposing modern Israeli keeping our walls or defenses up today, let’s address the specific progress Israeli scientists as I paraphrase from a February 27, 2020 article by Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman published in the Jerusalem Post to whom I credit much of this information. 

The Galilee Research Institute, otherwise known as MIGAL. For the past four years their scientists have been working on a vaccine against infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) that causes a bronchial disease affecting poultry. Its effectiveness has been proven in preclinical trials at the Veterinary Institute. 

Dr. Chen Katz, the biotechnology group leader for MIGAL, said, “The scientific framework for the vaccine is based on a new protein expression vector, which forms and secretes a chimeric soluble protein that delivers the viral antigen into mucosal tissues by self-activated endocytosis, causing the body to form antibodies against the virus.” Endocytosis is essentially a cellular process in which substances are brought into a cell by surrounding the material with cell membrane, forming a vesicle containing the ingested material.

According to Dr. Katz, his team demonstrated that oral vaccination induced high levels of specific anti-ABV antibodies.  Dr. Katz, in all modesty, called it pure luck that their team just happened to choose the coronavirus as a model for proof of concept for their technology. But as any student of the bible has seen many times, God has provided an extra measure of so-called ‘luck’ to Israel over the millennia. 

Preclinical trials can be a lengthy process so Israeli Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis is seeking to fast-track the approval process. His goal is to bring the human vaccine to market as quickly as possible. MIGAL CEO David Zigdon echoes that goal, saying the vaccine could “achieve safety approval in 90 days.” 

No, isn’t that amazing. I can picture it now, terrorists holding out their left arms for a vaccine, while grasping an AK-47 in their right arm, aimed at the doctor’s head. 

All kidding aside, since it’s more likely to be an oral vaccine, the more accurate picture would be a terrorist biting the doctor’s hand that stretches forth oral antidote.

I know this painfully well since I founded Shiloh, Israel Children’s Fund to help victims of terrorism. Countless times Israel hospitals have admitted terrorists in need of healing. They heal, they kill again, yet we help heal them again. It makes you wonder if our great ‘sin’ is healing those whose mission in life is to see us dead. 

The pathetic thing about the process is that the likes of Ilhad Omar will continue to call for the boycott of all products and services coming from Israel—including a possible cure for the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

How can this be? Simple. Hatred of Israel Trumps the desire to help their fellow man—even if it means the death 50 million people. Sadly, it’s that clear cut. 

Bio: David Rubin, former Mayor of Shiloh Israel, is the author of the book, “Trump and the Jews”. Rubin is the founder and president of Shiloh Israel Children’s Fund, established after he and his then three-year-old son were wounded in a terror attack. He can be found at www.DavidRubinIsrael.com or at http://www.ShilohIsraelChildren.org

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