Category: World Health Organization

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Jan
2021

World Health Organization Official Said It Is ‘Too Early’ To Conclude That Coronavirus Originated From ChinaWorld Health Organization Official Said It Is ‘Too Early’ To Conclude That Coronavirus Originated From China

A top official with the World Health Organization said in a recent press conference that it is “definitely too early” to conclude that the novel coronavirus originated in China. Michael Ryan, the executive director of WHO’s health emergencies program, made the statement in a press conference Friday in Geneva, just as a team of WHO-backed […]

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Jan
2021

In Rare Rebuke, World Health Organization Chief Says China’s Delay Of Virus Study Is ‘Disappointing’In Rare Rebuke, World Health Organization Chief Says China’s Delay Of Virus Study Is ‘Disappointing’

January 05, 2021 2:11 PM ET The head of the World Health Organization issued a rare rebuke of the Chinese government on Tuesday, saying that it was “disappointing” that authorities there have delayed allowing a team of scientists into the country to investigate the origins of the novel coronavirus. “Today, we learned that Chinese officials […]

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Dec
2020

WHO Chief Scientist Says It’s Unclear If Vaccine Will Prevent Covid19 From SpreadingWHO Chief Scientist Says It’s Unclear If Vaccine Will Prevent Covid19 From Spreading

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan expressed skepticism over what exactly the coronavirus vaccine actually does with regards to transmissibility while speaking during a WHO press briefing Monday. A reporter asked if someone who was traveling from overseas and had received the vaccine would pose a risk for community transmission if […]

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Dec
2020

Don’t Be Alarmed About The New Coronavirus Strain In Britain, Experts SayDon’t Be Alarmed About The New Coronavirus Strain In Britain, Experts Say

The new, highly-contagious strain of COVID-19 that has come out of the United Kingdom recently shouldn’t be a cause of major new concern, according to multiple experts monitoring the situation. .  World Health Organization officials say they have no evidence that the new strain of the coronavirus causes more severe symptoms or is more deadly […]

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Dec
2020

New COVID Strain Found In South AfricaNew COVID Strain Found In South Africa

South Africa’s health minister has announced the country has identified a new strain of coronavirus that is contributing to another surge of infections, Reuters reported. “We have convened this public briefing today to announce that a variant of the SARS-COV-2 Virus – currently termed 501.V2 Variant – has been identified by our genomics scientists here […]

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Nov
2020

Dozens Of WHO Employees Have Tested Positive For COVID-19, Emails RevealDozens Of WHO Employees Have Tested Positive For COVID-19, Emails Reveal

November 16, 2020 5:31 PM ET The World Health Organization, the body tasked with coordinating the globe’s coronavirus response, confirmed Monday it has had dozens of staff members test positive for COVID-19. The WHO said Monday that 65 employees based at its headquarters in Geneva had tested positive for the coronavirus, according to an email […]

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Nov
2020

WHO Official Says Hypothetical Vaccine Will Not Be The End Of The PandemicWHO Official Says Hypothetical Vaccine Will Not Be The End Of The Pandemic

November 16, 2020 12:08 PM ET Amidst surge of coronavirus cases over the weekend, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) chief said in a meeting Monday that a vaccine will not end the spread of coronavirus. The agency’s director-general, Tedros Adhanam Ghebreyesus, stated that although a vaccine will be useful, it will not replace other necessary […]

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Oct
2020

Lockdowns Should Be ‘Very, Very Last Resort,’ WHO SaysLockdowns Should Be ‘Very, Very Last Resort,’ WHO Says

The World Health Organization’s European office warned governments against implementing full-scale lockdowns Thursday as news cases continue spiking. Instead of lockdowns, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) regional director for Europe Dr. Hans Kluge recommended targeted measures, according to CNBC. New coronavirus cases in Europe have been steadily increasing in recent weeks causing nations to begin […]

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