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WHO seeks experts for new advisory group on the origins of novel pathogens

The advisory group will also conduct an evaluation of all available findings on the origins of SARS-CoV-2

1 min read22 Aug 2021
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WHO trial results show remdesivir has little or no effect for covid-19 patients

Remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir and interferon regimens appeared to have little or no effect on hospitalized covid-19 patients, according to a pre-print of the results of the global trial

2 min read16 Oct 2020
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WHO warns Europe virus surge of ’great concern’

As the disease marches on relentlessly, millions in England are facing tighter restrictions, including a ban on household mixingWith nearly 1.1 million coronavirus deaths and close to 40 million cases worldwide, countries in many parts of the world are facing tough choices

4 min read16 Oct 2020
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Coronavirus cases top 30 million worldwide with Europe on edge

More than 30 million infections have been recorded and more than 943,000 people have died since the novel coronavirus emerged in China late last yearThe economic effects of the covid-19 pandemic continue to grow

4 min read18 Sep 2020
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UN’s Guterres calls for $35 bln more for WHO COVID-19 programme

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for $35 billion more, including $15 billion in the next three months, for the World Health Organization’s ’ACT Accelerator’ programme to back vaccines, treatments and diagnostics against COVID-19

1 min read10 Sep 2020
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Covid-19 vaccination to realistically begin in mid-2021: WHO

WHO director general said that countries should first give the vaccines to healthcare and other essential workersWHO will not endorse a vaccine that is not effective and safe, director general said

1 min read4 Sep 2020
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Government to finalize regulation to limit trans fats during covid-19 pandemic

Over 55,000 persons in India have succumbed to the covid-19 of which majority suffered from one or the other comorbid conditions such as heart ailments, stroke, diabetes, hypertension, kidney diseases etc

2 min read20 Aug 2020
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WHO says food safe from coronavirus

The virus was found Tuesday in the Chinese city of Shenzhen during a routine check on samples of frozen chicken wings imported from Brazil, city authorities said

1 min read13 Aug 2020
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Proportion of youth with coronavirus triples in five months: World Health Organization

An analysis by the WHO of 6 million infections between Feb. 24 and July 12 found that the share of people aged 15-24 years rose to 15% from 4.5%The surge in new cases, a so-called second wave of infections, has prompted some countries to impose new curbs on travel

2 min read5 Aug 2020
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Tighter mask rules, more tests as WHO warns of Europe virus spike

Europe accounts for a fifth of the world’s more than 15 million infections and remains the hardest-hit region in terms of deaths, with 207,118 out of more than 630,000 globally since the virus emerged in China late last year

4 min read25 Jul 2020
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