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WHO experts to meet on AstraZeneca shot as virus cases surge
by Nina Larson - March 16, 2021 - 3:17pm
WHO safety experts prepared to meet Tuesday over the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine whose rollout has been halted in several European countries over blood clot fears, imperiling the pandemic fight as infection rates...
Major EU nations halt AstraZeneca as WHO says it is safe
by Nina Larson - March 16, 2021 - 7:23am
The three largest EU countries — Germany, Italy and France — all paused rollouts on Monday and were later joined by Spain, Portugal and Slovenia. 
Pandemic crippling nature conservation efforts
by Nina Larson - March 11, 2021 - 5:18pm
The pandemic and its economic fall-out have put rangers out of work, forced cuts to anti-poaching patrols, and sparked a range of environmental roll-backs, the International Union for Conservation of Nature sai...
Supply chain strain threatening COVID-19 vaccine mass scale-up
by Nina Larson - March 10, 2021 - 3:45pm
The unprecedented scaling-up of vaccine manufacturing to counter COVID-19 has sparked dangerous shortages in the supply chain, global players acknowledged Tuesday after brainstorming how to speed up production of...
Pandemic used as 'pretext' to crush dissent: UN chief
by Nina Larson - February 22, 2021 - 5:48pm
UN chief Antonio Guterres on Monday criticized countries that are using the pandemic to justify cracking down on dissent, reining in the media and suppressing criticism.
WHO OKs AstraZeneca jabs for COVID-19 variants, over-65s
by Nina Larson - February 11, 2021 - 9:11am
The AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine can be used for people aged over 65, and also where coronavirus variants of concern are circulating, WHO experts said Wednesday, soothing fears about the jab.
WHO says don't dismiss AstraZeneca shot after South Africa delays jabs
by Nina Larson - February 9, 2021 - 7:35am
The World Health Organization insisted Monday that the AstraZeneca vaccine was still a vital tool in the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic, after South Africa delayed the start of its inoculation programme...
WHO tackles new virus strains, fresh restrictions imposed
by Nina Larson - January 15, 2021 - 9:32am
Global health experts gathered on Thursday to tackle new coronavirus strains blamed for a fresh surge in infections as countries including Britain and France tightened restrictions to head off a further worsening...
WHO virus investigators head for China, but await visas
by Nina Larson - January 6, 2021 - 9:00am
Members of an international expert team set off for China to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Beijing has yet to grant them entry, the WHO chief said Tuesday.
International team seeking COVID-19 origin will go to Wuhan — WHO
by Nina Larson - December 19, 2020 - 4:31pm
An international team of experts due to travel to China next month to probe the animal origins of COVID-19 will go to Wuhan and will carry out their investigation freely, the WHO said Friday.
WHO urged to invite Taiwan to key meeting
by Nina Larson - November 6, 2020 - 12:43pm
The World Health Organization is facing renewed pleas to allow Taiwan to participate in a key international meeting amid fears its exclusion could jeopardize efforts to rein in the coronavirus pandemic.
WHO believes 10% of world has had COVID-19, eyes faster reforms
by Nina Larson - October 6, 2020 - 8:45am
The World Health Organization now estimates that around a tenth of the planet's 7.8 billion or so people have already been infected since the virus first surfaced in China late last year—more than 20 times...
Venezuela president behind crimes against humanity: UN probe
by Nina Larson - September 17, 2020 - 7:47am
Venezuela's president and top ministers are responsible for probable crimes against humanity, UN investigators said on Wednesday, a report the country's government quickly labeled as "riddled with falsehoods."
World dangerously unprepared for next pandemic: monitor
by Nina Larson - September 15, 2020 - 7:46am
In a fresh report, the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, an independent body created by the World Health Organization and the World Bank, decried that the coronavirus pandemic had revealed how little the world...
WHO says 'will not endorse' COVID-19 vaccine if not safe, effective
by Nina Larson - September 5, 2020 - 10:30am
The World Health Organization insisted Friday it would never endorse a vaccine that has not proven safe and effective, amid concerns over the rush to develop a jab for COVID-19.
WHO tempers quick COVID-19 vaccine hopes
by Nina Larson - September 5, 2020 - 9:34am
The World Health Organization said Friday it did not expect widespread immunisation against the novel coronavirus until mid-2021, tempering hopes just as research revealed encouraging early results from a Russian...
Pandemic creating 'lockdown generation' as 1 in 6 youths stop work — UN
by Nina Larson - May 27, 2020 - 9:02pm
"I don't think it is giving way to hyperbole to talk about the danger of a lockdown generation," ILO chief Guy Ryder told a virtual press conference.
WHO suspends trials of hydroxychloroquine as virus treatment
by Nina Larson - May 26, 2020 - 8:18am
The World Health Organization said on Monday it had temporarily suspended clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for coronavirus.
WHO faces virus probe after Trump threat
by Nina Larson - May 20, 2020 - 7:35am
The World Health Organization agreed Tuesday to launch an investigation into its coronavirus response, as Beijing accused Washington of shirking its responsibility after President Donald Trump threatened to quit...
WHO says has no proof from US on 'speculative' Wuhan lab claims
by Nina Larson - May 5, 2020 - 8:36am
The World Health Organization said Monday that Washington had provided no evidence to support "speculative" claims by the US president that the new coronavirus originated in a Chinese lab. 
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