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WHO eyes China lab audits next in COVID-19 origin probe
by Nina Larson - July 17, 2021 - 4:42pm
The World Health Organization said on Friday that the second stage of an investigation into the origins of COVID-19 should include further studies in China and lab audits.
Global displacement from war, crises doubles in a decade — UN
by Nina Larson - June 18, 2021 - 2:56pm
A fresh report from the UN refugee agency showed global displacement figures swelled by around three million in 2020 after an already record-breaking year in 2019, leaving a full one percent of humanity uprooted...
COVID-hit domestic workers lost far more jobs than others: ILO
by Nina Larson - June 15, 2021 - 8:53pm
With eight out of 10 domestic workers globally working in the informal sector, many had no labour or social protections to fall back upon when the crisis hit.
Pandemic plunges 100 million more workers into poverty: UN
by Nina Larson - June 2, 2021 - 9:30pm
The report highlighted how the COVID-19 crisis had worsened pre-existing inequalities by hitting vulnerable workers harder.
Members agree to strengthen WHO, boost global pandemic response
by Nina Larson - May 31, 2021 - 9:55pm
They called for a total overhaul of the global alarm system, and for a stronger, more independent WHO to help avert future pandemics.
COVID-19 origins search 'being poisoned by politics': WHO
by Nina Larson - May 29, 2021 - 10:21am
The World Health Organization warned Friday that efforts to uncover the COVID-19 pandemic's origins were being hampered by politics, insisting scientists needed space to work on solving the mystery.
Countries mull WHO reform and how to rebuild post-COVID world
by Nina Larson - May 24, 2021 - 9:50pm
"We are at war with a virus," United Nations chief Antonio Guterres told the opening of the 74th World Health Assembly,
WHO says COVID-19 variant in India 'of concern'
by Nina Larson - May 11, 2021 - 8:36am
The UN health agency said the B.1.617 variant of COVID-19 first found in India last October seemed to be transmitting more easily.
Variant accelerating India's COVID-19 explosion — WHO top scientist
by Nina Larson - May 9, 2021 - 9:09am
India on Saturday for the first time registered more than 4,000 Covid-19 deaths in just 24 hours, and more than 400,000 new infections.
COVID-19 situation in India 'beyond heartbreaking' — WHO chief
by Nina Larson - April 27, 2021 - 10:54am
The World Health Organization chief voiced alarm Monday at India's record-breaking wave of COVID-19 cases and deaths, saying the organization was rushing to help address the crisis.
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.
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