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Covid-19 Origin Probe
China Agrees To Cooperate In WHO's Fresh Covid-19 Origin Probe

It is nearly two years since the virus was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan, yet the question of how it first emerged remains unclear

COVID-19 Vaccine
WHO Experts Back Covid Booster Dose For Immunocompromised

Since the end of September, several Covid-19 vaccines have been certified by the WHO UEL, including Pfizer-BioNTech, Janssen, Moderna, Sinopharm, Sinovac, AstraZeneca, and Covishield.

COVID Vaccine
WHO Set To Vaccinate 40% Population Of Every Nation By Yr End

Earlier this year, the WHO had set a target for all countries to vaccinate 10 per cent of their populations by the end of September, but 56 countries didn't make it.

WHO Recommends Broad Use Of World's 1st Malaria Vaccine

Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes.

Number Of Weekly COVID-19 Cases And Deaths Continue To Decline Globally: WHO
Number Of Weekly COVID-19 Cases And Deaths Continue To Decline Globally: WHO

This week, the highest numbers of new cases were reported from India (204,582 new cases; 14.8 new cases per 100,000; similar to last week's figures), Thailand (85,143 new cases; 122.0 new cases per 100,000; a 10 per cent decrease), and Indonesia (17,250 new cases; 6.3 new cases per 100,000; a 26 per cent decrease).

WHO To Relaunch Covid Origins Probe With Fresh Team

The Chinese government has declined to clear whether it would allow a new team into the country.

Covid: WHO Recommends Antibody Treatment For Some Patients

Casirivimab and imdevimab are monoclonal antibodies that when used together bind to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, neutralising the virus's ability to infect cells.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
WHO Chief Thanks India For Resuming Covid Vaccine Export

Director-General of WHO has thanked Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya for resuming shipments of vaccines against the Covid-19 to the global platform COVAX from October.

WHO Calls For Global Governance Against Pandemic

In addition, the Commission called for regional bodies of governance such as a Pan-European Network for Disease Control and a Pan-European Health Threats Council to improve data-sharing and data-interoperability platforms across the vast Region.

WHO Urges Joint Efforts To Prevent Future Covid-Like Pandemic

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged the entire world to work together to make it a reality.

Coronavirus Pandemic
Covid Maybe Entering Endemic Stage In India: WHO's Chief Scientist

The endemic stage is when a population learns to live with a virus. It's very different from the epidemic stage when the virus overwhelms a population.

Don't Treat COVID With Drug Meant For Livestock, Warns FDA
Don't Treat COVID With Drug Meant For Livestock, Warns FDA

The new warning came a day after the Mississippi State Department of Health issued a similar statement in response to reports that an increasing number of people in Mississippi were using the drug to prevent a Covid infection, the New York Times reported.

Covid Vaccine
Vaccine Injustice Is A Shame On All Humanity: WHO

Ghebreyesus called out on manufacturers and leaders to prioritise supply to low- and middle-income countries over booster shots, to help bridge the gap between the haves and have nots.

China Forced COVID-19 Origins Probe To Drop Lab-Leak Theory: WHO

A team of experts from the WHO, led by Embarek spent four weeks in China, in January, to investigate whether Covid-19 is the result of a lab leak. Their report, in March, concluded that a laboratory leak was "extremely unlikely".

China Wuhan Lab
WHO Calls China To Comply For New Probe Amidst US' Claim Covid-19 Modified At Wuhan Lab

The second phase of the WHO's proposed probe into the origins of the coronavirus in China, including audits of laboratories and markets in the city of Wuhan, calls for transparency from authorities.

Delta Variant Now Reported In 135 Countries, Global Coronavirus Cases Could Exceed 200 Million By Next Week: WHO

The global number of new cases has been increasing for more than a month, with over 4 million cases reported in the past week - July 26 to August 1, the update said.

WHO Reports 'Sharp' Increase In Covid Deaths

WHO said that with over 69,000 fatalities, the number of Covid-19 deaths reported during the period increased by 21 per cent week-on-wee

New Covid-19 Cases, Deaths And Spread Of Variants All On The Rise: WHO

Variants are continuing their progression, as the Alpha variant was seen in 180 countries while the Delta variant was reported from 13 new countries.

WHO Chief Says It Was 'Premature' To Rule Out COVID Lab Leak
WHO Chief Says It Was 'Premature' To Rule Out COVID Lab Leak

China has struck back aggressively, arguing that attempts to link the origins of COVID-19 to a lab were politically motivated and suggesting that the virus might have started abroad.

'Delta Variant Likely To Become Dominant Covid Strain Globally'

World Health Organization has warned that the Delta strain is likely to spread to more countries and that it is likely to become the dominant form of Covid-19 "in the coming months.

COVID-19 Variant
Delta Variant Spreading Worldwide At Scorching Pace: WHO Chief

The virus variant first identified in India in October 2020 is continuing the spread around the world and has now been detected in 104 countries, he said.

Review Process Begins For WHO Listing Of Covaxin: Bharat Biotech

The Hyderabad-based company had said in May that that application for EUL was submitted to WHO-Geneva and regulatory approvals are expected by July-September 2021.

Odisha Daily Covid Infections
Odisha's Daily Covid Infections To Drop Below 800 By Mid July - Predicts IIT Kanpur Model

In the last 24 hours, Odisha has reported 2803 new Covid cases and a record 52 deaths. The number of active cases is a little less than 30k at 29620.

WHO Calls For Price Cut On Drug For Covid-Linked Black Fungus

Amid a sharp rise in cases of black fungus infections among Covid-19 patients in India and Nepal, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has on Thursday called on to lower the prices of the drug used to treat the condition, media reports said.

Covid Delta Variant Detected In 96 Countries: WHO

The Delta Covid-19 variant has now been detected in 96 countries, 11 more than last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its latest update.