health

Herd Immunity is scientifically and ethically problematic: WHO Chief

Strongly refuting the idea of herd immunity to fight covid-19, the World Health Organization (#WHO) on October 12 said that it has never been used as a strategy to respond to an outbreak in the history of public health, let alone a pandemic.

published on : 13th October 2020

"With a vaccine, we can achieve both immunity and herd immunity safely": Dr. Soumya Swaminathan

In an online video interaction arranged by World Health Organization, WHO’s Chief Scientist, Dr Soumya Swaminathan shared insights on herd immunity and explained why a vaccine can help in achieving both immunity and herd immunity safely .

published on : 3rd September 2020

WHO praises efforts to contain COVID-19 in Mumbai's Dharavi slums

The World Health Organisation (#WHO) praised the efforts taken to contain the coronavirus in Mumbai's #Dharavi while saying that only aggressive action combined with national unity and global solidarity can turn this pandemic around.

published on : 11th July 2020

Second wave of covid-19 "very real risk" as restrictions are lifted: Dr. Soumya Swaminathan

Dr. Soumya Swaminathan from the World Health Organization said a second wave of infection is “a very real risk” as the virus is still present in the community.

published on : 13th June 2020

'No silver bullet' for reopening economies': WHO chief Tedros Adhanom

Tedros Adhanom, the head of the World Health Organization warned that countries that move too fast to reopen their economies run the real risk of handicapping their recoveries.

published on : 19th May 2020

CDC issues warning over vaping

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a health advisory Friday, warning that youth, young adults and pregnant women should not use e-cigarettes.

published on : 31st August 2019

Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden lock horns over healthcare

Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden and rival Bernie Sanders are waging a public battle this week over universal healthcare.

published on : 19th July 2019

Wall Street slips with healthcare shares

U.S. stocks dipped on Wednesday as a drop in healthcare shares offset a string of positive corporate earnings and upbeat economic data from the United States and China.

published on : 18th April 2019

Trump move to kill ACA draws swift pushback

Top congressional Democrats on Tuesday attacked a legal move by the Trump administration to step up its assault on the Obamacare healthcare law.

published on : 28th March 2019

UN representatives react to Mozambique cyclone disaster

A spokesperson for the World Health Organization announces plans to deploy a range of health kits to assist the many thousands of people affected by the disaster. 

published on : 20th March 2019
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