Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Dutch COVID Deaths Tripled in a Week


Official data from the public health agency RIVM show that 102 people died from COVID 19 in the week ending Sept 29.  That was three times more than the 33 who died during the previous week.  Two hundred forty four patients were admitted to hospitals during the week as opposed to 152 the week before.


Wednesday, September 16, 2020

More than 8000 New Corona Infections in the Past Week


More than 8000 people have tested positive for the Corona virus in the last week.That was said by the RIVM Health Institute on Tuesday in its weekly update. People in their twenties accounted for the most of the new infections. The R-number which indicates the average number of people infected by one patient now stands at 1.38.


Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Leiden University Cancels Professorship of Jewish Studies

Judith Frishman has presented her departure lecture as Professor of Jewish Studies at Leiden University. The University is now cancelling that Professorship. She mentioned that she has frequently been asked whether the Jewish community could subsidize the Professorship. Frishman observed that this request is related to the prejudice of the rich Jew, which Dutch Jews are not. She added: “why should Jews pay for this Professorship and why doesn't have a firm place just as other Professorships of other religions have?”


Sunday, September 6, 2020

Majority of Dutch: Minister of Justice no Longer Credible


A recent poll shows that 66% of the Dutch population no longer consider Minister Ferd Grapperhaus (Justice and Security) credible.  That is because there were major transgressions of the Corona rules during his wedding.  Almost 47%of those polled  consider that he should resign.