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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. 
WHO says COVID-19 'natural in origin'
by Nina Larson - May 2, 2020 - 9:50am
The World Health Organization reiterated Friday that the new coronavirus was of natural origin after US President Donald Trump claimed he had seen evidence it originated in a Chinese lab.
Germany lifting some restrictions, world death toll tops 131,000
by Nina Larson - April 16, 2020 - 9:00am
The number of COVID-19 cases around the globe soared past two million, meanwhile, according to an AFP tally, and the death toll topped 131,000.
WHO chief calls COVID-19 'enemy against humanity'
by Nina Larson - March 19, 2020 - 7:12am
Worldwide fatalities topped 8,000 and more deaths have now been recorded in Europe, the new virus epicentre, than in Asia since the outbreak first emerged in China in December.
WHO launches campaign aimed at stopping novel coronavirus misinformation
by Nina Larson - February 3, 2020 - 7:31pm
WHO warned of the dangers posed by "the spread of rumors and misinformation" as China saw a surge in nCoV deaths.
Nearly half billion people lack decent jobs: UN
by Nina Larson - January 21, 2020 - 11:48am
More than 470 million people worldwide are currently unemployed or underemployed, the UN said on Monday, warning that a lack of access to decent jobs was contributing to social unrest.
UN warns more extreme weather ahead after hottest decade on record
by Nina Larson - January 16, 2020 - 3:55pm
The past decade has been the hottest on record, the UN said Wednesday, warning that the higher temperatures were expected to fuel numerous extreme weather events in 2020 and beyond.
Number of male smokers drops for first time: WHO
by Nina Larson - December 30, 2019 - 9:21am
The number of male tobacco users is falling for the first time, hailing a "major shift" in efforts to kick the deadly addiction.
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