How Israeli Tech Has Been Aiding in the Battle Against COVID-19

Stephen Odzer

October 15, 2020

Stephen Odzer

Technology could be the ultimate answer to the coronavirus pandemic, and Israel is at the forefront of the fight. According to Stephen Odzer, Israeli tech has done more than aid the battle against the Coronavirus pandemic, it has squashed it in Israeli and could help the rest of the world dismantle it too.

Stephen Odzer shares the story of Mendel Mangel, a former coronavirus patient who donated blood to the Montgomery County Community Blood Center. His donation was part of a project that will assess whether or not blood from previous coronavirus patients can treat the disease. Rabbi Mangel, Mendel’s father, learned of the opportunity from a Jewish doctor who is part of the Convalescent Plasma Project.

Stephen Odzer explains that this is just one of the many stories of the Israeli influence on the pandemic. He states further that a yeshiva in Long Island has become a major distribution center for hand sanitizer, masks, and more. Stephen Odzer, who operates a company that distributes janitorial supplies, is one of the men who spearheaded this project.

“My company’s supply of masks and hand sanitizer was dwindling,” Stephen Odzer says. “So I reached out to Rabbi Eitan Rubin as an investor. Rubin saw it as an ideal opportunity to aid medical facilities in need, and now, we’ve provided protection for thousands and thousands of healthcare workers.”

Stephen Odzer adds that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan donated $1 million to help Kauai combat the coronavirus pandemic. He states that Zuckerberg is just another example of the community remaining at the forefront of technological advancements.

“The Israeli community has helped combat the virus in ways large and small, from major tech executives offering huge donations to everyday citizens offering blood for medical research,” Stephen Odzer says.

Stephen Odzer adds that the Galilee Medical Center in Israel has been creating a virus-neutralizing sticker. The 3D-printed sticker contains fibers that capture nano-particles and kill any viruses in them. The sticker is now in a trial stage at the government-owned hospital.

“Israel has always been a hotspot for technological advancement. Our desire to help others and combat this pandemic has led to a unique combination of technology and generosity,” Stephen Odzer finishes. “Many of the technological advancements achieved in the Israeli community during this pandemic will benefit the country and the world during future emergencies.”