WHO fears 236,000 more Covid deaths in Europe by December 1

High virus transmission rates across the continent were "deeply worrying, particularly in the light of low vaccination uptake in priority populations in a number of countries."

published on : 30th August 2021

As WHO probe on COVID origins stalls, China accuses US of politicising research

Fu Cong, a Foreign Ministry director general, said at a briefing for foreign journalists on Wednesday that 'scapegoating China cannot whitewash the US.'

published on : 26th August 2021

Covid in India may be entering some kind of stage of endemicity: WHO's Soumya Swaminathan

On the use of drugs like Remdesivir, HCQ or Ivermectin for Covid treatment, she said as of now, there is no evidence that HCQ or Ivermectin have any role to play in reducing mortality or morbidity.

published on : 24th August 2021

COVID-19 lab leak theory highly unlikely: Scientists

The scientists said none of the very first documented cases -- or excessive deaths within the first week of emerging -- were located near the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

published on : 24th August 2021

WHO head calls for two-month vaccine booster moratorium

Several countries including the United States, Israel,  as well as others in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, are already offering or planning to offer their populations COVID-19 booster shots.

published on : 23rd August 2021

WHO asks experts to join coronavirus advisory group

The experts also will provide guidance on critical issues regarding the potential emergence of other viruses capable of triggering outbreaks, such as MERS and Ebola.

published on : 20th August 2021

Covid-19 booster shots make 'mockery' of equity: WHO Africa

More than 7.3 million cases, including more than 186,000 deaths, have been confirmed across the continent and health systems are straining to provide medical oxygen and other care.

published on : 19th August 2021

India achieved 99 per cent coverage of DPT3 vaccine in 2021 amid COVID pandemic: WHO

The country's childhood immunisation programme, Dr Singh said India has also expanded the use of Pneumococcal vaccine despite the ongoing pandemic.

published on : 13th August 2021

WHO expert 'had concerns' about lab close to 1st COVID cases

The WHO said the search for the pandemic's origins “should not be an exercise in attributing blame, finger-pointing or political point-scoring.” 

published on : 13th August 2021

WHO expert 'had concerns' about China lab close to first COVID cases, says report

When WHO released its dense report on its mission to Wuhan, the U.N. health agency concluded that a leak of the virus from the lab was 'extremely unlikely' to have caused COVID-19.

published on : 13th August 2021

WHO call on Covaxin approval deferred by a month, likely in September

The WHO assessment for approving Covaxin has been deferred by a month. It  has now said it will take a decision on including it in the emergency use list by September. 

published on : 13th August 2021

Mandaviya meets WHO Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan, discusses health body's approval for Covaxin

All documents required for EUL have been submitted by Bharat Biotech for COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin to the World Health Organization.

published on : 12th August 2021

Passenger vehicle wholesales in India rise 45 per cent in October 2020: SIAM

Two-wheeler dispatches from the OEMs to dealerships declined by 2 per cent to 12,53,937 units in July, compared to 12,81,354 units in the year-ago period.

published on : 12th August 2021

WHO to decide on authorising Indian-made COVID-19 vaccine

Indian researchers have yet to share any advanced research about the vaccine, which has been authorised and used in India.

published on : 12th August 2021

WHO, Guinea find at least four contacts of Marburg virus victim 

WHO spokeswoman Fadela Chaib said the case, first reported late Monday, amounts to the first in West Africa

published on : 10th August 2021
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