Robin Millard
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B.1.1.529 declared Covid 'variant of concern', renamed Omicron
by Robin Millard - November 27, 2021 - 9:54am
The classification puts Omicron into the most-troubling category of Covid-19 variants, along with the globally-dominant Delta, plus its weaker rivals Alpha, Beta and Gamma.
Vaccines reduce COVID-19 transmission by 40%: WHO
by Robin Millard - November 25, 2021 - 7:45am
Covid vaccines reduce transmission of the dominant Delta variant by about 40 percent, the WHO said Wednesday, warning that people were falling into a false sense of security concerning jabs.
Pfizer strikes global licensing deal for COVID-19 pill
by Robin Millard - November 17, 2021 - 8:04am
Pfizer will sub-licence production of its promising Paxlovid pill to generic drug manufacturers for supply in 95 low- and middle-income nations covering around 53 percent of the world's population.
Merck strikes deal for global access to COVID-19 drug
by Robin Millard - October 28, 2021 - 11:23am
US drugmaker Merck & Co. announced a deal that could see generic versions of its Covid-19 medication widely distributed in poorer countries, in a first during the pandemic.
Greenhouse gas levels reach record high amid COP26 worries
by Robin Millard - October 26, 2021 - 8:38am
The UN's blunt report on rising global warming comes as Prime Minister Johnson, the COP26 host, said it was "very, very far from clear that we'll get the progress that we need".
WHO unveils new team to investigate COVID-19 pandemic
by Robin Millard - October 14, 2021 - 8:01am
The group of 26 experts will be charged with producing a new global framework for studies into the origins of emerging pathogens of epidemic and pandemic potential -- and their remit includes SARS-CoV-2, the virus...
WHO pens prescription for health at COP26
by Robin Millard - October 12, 2021 - 10:23am
"The burning of fossil fuels is killing us," the World Health Organization said in an 82-page COP26 special report.
WHO says air pollution kills 7M a year, toughens guidelines
by Robin Millard - September 23, 2021 - 10:52am
Urgent action is needed to reduce exposure to air pollution, said the UN body, ranking its burden of disease on a par with smoking and unhealthy eating.
Researchers launch Long Covid data capture project
by Robin Millard - August 13, 2021 - 7:40am
In a statement via the WHO, ISARIC said Long Covid, which remains one of the lesser-understood aspects of the pandemic, was an "emerging global healthcare crisis"
WHO urges China to share raw data on early COVID-19 cases
by Robin Millard - August 13, 2021 - 7:29am
The World Health Organization stressed it was "vitally important" to uncover the origins of the worst pandemic in a century, which has killed at least 4.3 million people and battered the global economy since the...
WHO urges action to suppress COVID-19 before deadlier variants emerge
by Robin Millard - July 31, 2021 - 9:24am
The Delta variant of COVID-19 is a warning to the world to suppress the virus quickly before it mutates again into something even worse, the WHO said Friday.
COVAX expecting 250 million donated doses in 6-8 weeks — WHO
by Robin Millard - July 28, 2021 - 9:03pm
COVAX is expecting to receive 250 million donated COVID-19 vaccine doses over the next six to eight weeks, the WHO said Wednesday.
WHO slams senseless 'greed' prolonging the pandemic
by Robin Millard - July 13, 2021 - 8:31am
The UN's health agency also scolded vaccine manufacturers prioritizing deals for booster third doses rather than first and second shots for the completely unvaccinated healthcare workers and elderly people...
WHO urges 'extreme caution' in lifting COVID-19 restrictions
by Robin Millard - July 8, 2021 - 8:35am
The UN health agency urged governments not to squander hard-won gains and return to scenes of overwhelmed hospitals and exhausted health workers.
China certified malaria-free after 70-year fight
by Robin Millard - June 30, 2021 - 5:58pm
China was certified as malaria-free on Wednesday by the World Health Organization, following a 70-year effort to eradicate the mosquito-borne disease.
WHO approves China's Sinovac COVID-19 jab
by Robin Millard - June 2, 2021 - 9:24am
The WHO said the emergency use listing (EUL) gives countries, funders, procuring agencies and communities assurance that the vaccine has met international standards.
WHO switches to Greek alphabet for virus variant names
by Robin Millard - June 1, 2021 - 9:42am
The new system applies to variants of concern—the most troubling of which four are in circulation—and the second-level variants of interest being tracked.
Indian COVID-19 variant found in at least 53 territories — WHO
by Robin Millard - May 26, 2021 - 11:22am
The coronavirus variant first detected in India has now been officially recorded in 53 territories, a World Health Organization report showed Wednesday.
Pandemic to be 'far more deadly' this year, WHO warns
by Robin Millard - May 15, 2021 - 9:32am
The World Health Organization issued a grim warning on Friday that the second year of Covid-19 was set to be "far more deadly", as Japan extended a state of emergency amid growing calls for the Olympics to be s...
World could have prevented COVID-19 catastrophe: pandemic panel
by Robin Millard - May 12, 2021 - 9:00pm
Institutions "failed to protect people" and science-denying leaders eroded public trust in health interventions, the IPPPR said.
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