Tag: world health organization

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Japan to require COVID-19 tests for all visitors from China

December 27, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced Tuesday that Japan will tighten border controls for COVID-19 by requiring tests for all visitors from China starting Friday as a temporary emergency measure against the surging infections there. The announcement comes days after […]

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WHO says no evidence healthy children, adolescents need COVID-19 boosters

January 19, 2022

Via: Tech Crunch

At present, there is no evidence that healthy children and adolescents need booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, World Health Organization chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said on Tuesday. Speaking at a news briefing, she said that while there seems to […]

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Omicron May Infect Half of Europeans Within Weeks, WHO Says

January 11, 2022

Via: Tech Crunch

More than half of Europe’s population could become infected with omicron within weeks at current transmission speeds, a World Health Organization official said. The fast-spreading variant represents a “west-to-east tsunami sweeping the region,” Hans Kluge, WHO regional director for Europe, […]

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The Latest: WHO panel OKs emergency use of Sinopharm vaccine

May 7, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

The World Health Organization has given its authorization for emergency use of a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by China’s Sinopharm. The decision by a WHO technical advisory group opens the possibility that the Sinopharm vaccine could be included into the U.N.-backed […]

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WHO to open a global pandemic ‘intelligence’ hub in Germany

May 5, 2021


The World Health Organization has announced plans for a “Global Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence” in Germany, which it says will help gather data to predict and prevent future pandemics. The new center for pandemic and epidemic intelligence, data, […]


Vaccine Skepticism Could Come at a High Cost

April 19, 2021

Via: Natalie Dunn

According to a recent study, 1 in 3 Americans stated they will definitely or probably refuse the COVID-19 vaccine, but how will their decision impact the future of others? While scientists hope that the number of those who ultimately decide […]

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Biden says US to hit 100 million vaccinations goal on Friday

March 19, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

With the U.S. closing in on President Joe Biden’s goal of injecting 100 million coronavirus vaccinations weeks ahead of his target date, the White House said the nation is now in position to help supply neighbors Canada and Mexico with […]


Escaping the COVID-19 pandemic can life return to normal in 2021

February 26, 2021

Via: Natalie Dunn

It has been more than a year since the COVID-19 pandemic started to reshape everyday life as we knew it. In the US alone, more than 500,000 people have died as a consequence of the pandemic. The virus went on […]

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WHO advises against using Gilead’s remdesivir to treat hospitalized COVID patients

November 20, 2020

Via: Fortune

The World Health Organization recommended against using Gilead Sciences Inc.’s remdesivir to treat hospitalized COVID-19 patients less than a month after U.S. regulators granted the drug a speedy approval. “There is currently no evidence that it improves survival or the […]

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US “terminating relationship” with World Health Organization, Trump says

May 29, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

President Trump today said the US government is “terminating our relationship” with the World Health Organization, alleging that the global health group has not implemented needed reforms and that it is controlled entirely by China. “China has total control over […]


China Criticizes US for “Unfriendly Remarks” About Coronavirus Outbreak

February 12, 2020

Via: Michael Boyd

The Chinese foreign ministry has expressed concern about the US government’s decision to keep out foreign nationals who have recently visited China. As governments and scientists everywhere struggle to stop the new coronavirus outbreak, the US decided to impose new […]