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WHO says pandemic 'nowhere near over' as France and Germany report record cases
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

WHO says pandemic 'nowhere near over' as France and Germany report record cases

1 hour ago 15,353 Views 9 Comments

Germany’s cases soared past 100,000 and France reported nearly half a million cases yesterday.

# who - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

WHO warns of Omicron overload as UK records almost 130,000 cases of the virus
# Omicron
# Omicron

WHO warns of Omicron overload as UK records almost 130,000 cases of the virus

Updated Dec 28th 2021, 9:42 PM 53,473 Views 33 Comments

To hold back the tide, European nations brought back curbs with painful economic and social consequences.

# who - Monday 27 December, 2021

Irish NGOs worried booster roll-outs will lead to further vaccine inequality globally
# Vaccine Equity
# Vaccine Equity

Irish NGOs worried booster roll-outs will lead to further vaccine inequality globally

Dec 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 9,357 Views 8 Comments

Without intellectual property rights waivers to allow developing countries to produce their own jabs, demand will continue to outstrip supply, they said.

# who - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

WHO warns Omicron spreading at unprecedented rate, 'probably' in most countries
# Omicron
# Omicron

WHO warns Omicron spreading at unprecedented rate, 'probably' in most countries

Dec 14th 2021, 9:02 PM 28,300 Views 51 Comments

Elsewhere, drugmaker Pfizer said its coronavirus pill was effective against the variant.

# who - Thursday 9 December, 2021

EU watchdog says Omicron 'mostly mild' as WHO warns on vaccine hoarding
# European Medicines Agency
# European Medicines Agency

EU watchdog says Omicron 'mostly mild' as WHO warns on vaccine hoarding

Dec 9th 2021, 9:25 PM 20,589 Views 17 Comments

The European Medicines Agency also said that early data suggested the new variant is more infectious than Delta.

# who - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

WHO says coronavirus cases jumped by 11% in Europe in the last week
# Bleak Forecast
# Bleak Forecast

WHO says coronavirus cases jumped by 11% in Europe in the last week

Updated Nov 24th 2021, 9:43 PM 32,893 Views 60 Comments

Austria is already back in lockdown.

# who - Thursday 4 November, 2021

Germany's Covid cases soar as WHO warns over Europe deaths
# Winter Surge
# Winter Surge

Germany's Covid cases soar as WHO warns over Europe deaths

Nov 4th 2021, 8:44 PM 41,430 Views 90 Comments

WHO’s Europe chief said hospital admissions are higher in countries where fewer people have been vaccinated.

# who - Thursday 14 October, 2021

Africa detecting just one in seven Covid-19 cases, WHO study finds
# World Health Organisation
# World Health Organisation

Africa detecting just one in seven Covid-19 cases, WHO study finds

Oct 14th 2021, 6:46 PM 9,395 Views 3 Comments

The UN plans to increase rapid diagnostic testing in eight African countries.

# who - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

WHO chief apologises for sex abuse by staff in Democratic Republic of Congo
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

WHO chief apologises for sex abuse by staff in Democratic Republic of Congo

Sep 28th 2021, 4:22 PM 7,847 Views 4 Comments

The abuses were committed by the UN agency’s staff who were in the country to fight an Ebola outbreak from 2018 to 2020.

# who - Saturday 4 September, 2021

Covid pandemic is not over despite positive developments, Mike Ryan warns
# World Health Organisation
# World Health Organisation

Covid pandemic is not over despite positive developments, Mike Ryan warns

Sep 4th 2021, 5:19 PM 42,542 Views 30 Comments

Ryan said today that masks will remain a key part of life for a long time to come.

# who - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

WHO monitoring new coronavirus variant named 'Mu'
# Colombia
# Colombia

WHO monitoring new coronavirus variant named 'Mu'

Sep 1st 2021, 8:31 AM 57,444 Views 49 Comments

‘Mu’ was first identified in Colombia in January.

# who - Monday 30 August, 2021

WHO warns that Covid-19 deaths in Europe are rising
# Delta Variant
# Delta Variant

WHO warns that Covid-19 deaths in Europe are rising

Aug 30th 2021, 1:42 PM 27,152 Views 31 Comments

Of the WHO Europe’s 53 nations, 33 registered an incidence rate greater than 10% in the past two weeks, while deaths have increased by 11%.

# who - Tuesday 10 August, 2021

Explainer: Here's what you need to know about the Ebola-like Marburg virus
# Disease
# Disease

Explainer: Here's what you need to know about the Ebola-like Marburg virus

Aug 10th 2021, 7:45 PM 36,507 Views 14 Comments

Guinea has recorded its first known case of the disease.

# who - Monday 26 July, 2021

Here is the current guidance on vaccinating children against Covid-19
# Explainer
# Explainer

Here is the current guidance on vaccinating children against Covid-19

Jul 26th 2021, 6:00 PM 30,380 Views 14 Comments

Niac is expected to issue guidance to the Government and HSE this week.

# who - Friday 9 July, 2021

WHO sees 'likely' link between Covid mRNA vaccines and rare heart condition
# World Health Organisation
# World Health Organisation

WHO sees 'likely' link between Covid mRNA vaccines and rare heart condition

Jul 9th 2021, 8:29 PM 46,251 Views 64 Comments

The inflammations were found to be “very rare”.

# who - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Dr Mike Ryan: 'We're underestimating the tsunami of mental health issues emerging'
# Public Health
# Public Health

Dr Mike Ryan: 'We're underestimating the tsunami of mental health issues emerging'

Jul 7th 2021, 12:32 PM 21,883 Views 31 Comments

Dr Ryan also spoke of how inequality has led to poorer outcomes for marginalised groups during the pandemic.

# who - Thursday 17 June, 2021

WHO faces criticism over suggesting women of childbearing age should be advised against drinking
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

WHO faces criticism over suggesting women of childbearing age should be advised against drinking

Jun 17th 2021, 10:04 PM 41,215 Views 67 Comments

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service has called on the WHO to review the report “as a matter of urgency”.

# who - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Covid-19 variants to be given Greek alphabet names
# WHO
# WHO

Covid-19 variants to be given Greek alphabet names

Jun 1st 2021, 7:18 AM 21,521 Views 44 Comments

Experts working with the World Health Organization developed the new names.

# who - Friday 21 May, 2021

Excess deaths up to three times higher than reported Covid toll - WHO
# World Health Organization
# World Health Organization

Excess deaths up to three times higher than reported Covid toll - WHO

May 21st 2021, 12:10 PM 17,525 Views 31 Comments

More than 3.4 million deaths have officially been attributed to Covid-19, but the number of extra deaths this during that time is 2-3 times higher.

# who - Friday 7 May, 2021

WHO approves China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine
# Covid19
# Covid19

WHO approves China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine

May 7th 2021, 4:45 PM 17,966 Views 11 Comments

This is the sixth vaccine to receive WHO validation for safety, efficacy and quality.

# who - Friday 16 April, 2021

Pfizer CEO says third vaccine dose will 'likely be needed within six to 12 months'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Pfizer CEO says third vaccine dose will 'likely be needed within six to 12 months'

Updated Apr 16th 2021, 12:17 PM 44,459 Views 101 Comments

In Ireland, it was confirmed last night that four variants of concern had been identified in mandatory hotel quarantine

# who - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

China under pressure after WHO chief says 'further investigation' needed into lab leak theory
# Wuhan
# Wuhan

China under pressure after WHO chief says 'further investigation' needed into lab leak theory

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 12:19 PM 29,545 Views 34 Comments

“Let me say clearly that as far as WHO is concerned all hypotheses remain on the table,” Tedros Ghebreyesus said.

# who - Monday 29 March, 2021

Animals were likely source of Covid-19, joint WHO-China report indicates
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Animals were likely source of Covid-19, joint WHO-China report indicates

Mar 29th 2021, 7:08 AM 32,649 Views 58 Comments

The study says transmission from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario.

# who - Friday 12 March, 2021

No change to AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine recommendations in Ireland after clot reports abroad, NIAC says
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

No change to AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine recommendations in Ireland after clot reports abroad, NIAC says

Updated Mar 12th 2021, 3:34 PM 20,792 Views 50 Comments

Denmark, Norway and Iceland paused the use of the vaccine as a precaution after isolated reports of recipients developing blood clots.

# who - Monday 22 February, 2021

'Dates don't drive anything': WHO's Mike Ryan urges Irish public not to focus on when country could reopen
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

'Dates don't drive anything': WHO's Mike Ryan urges Irish public not to focus on when country could reopen

Feb 22nd 2021, 2:40 PM 36,671 Views 65 Comments

The WHO emergencies expert believes Ireland’s case numbers are too high.

# who - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

WHO says AstraZeneca vaccine can be used in all adults
# AstraZeneca
# AstraZeneca

WHO says AstraZeneca vaccine can be used in all adults

Feb 10th 2021, 4:47 PM 18,738 Views 33 Comments

Global health leaders have said the jab can be given to all adults, despite a number of countries opting not to give it to over 65s.

# who - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

WHO's David Nabarro to TDs: 'This pandemic is nowhere near finished'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

WHO's David Nabarro to TDs: 'This pandemic is nowhere near finished'

Feb 9th 2021, 12:38 PM 36,791 Views 63 Comments

Nabarro said that Covid-19 is a “new virus” and that both the virus itself and society’s response will change.

WHO mission says theory that Covid-19 leaked from a lab is 'extremely unlikely'
# Wuhan
# Wuhan

WHO mission says theory that Covid-19 leaked from a lab is 'extremely unlikely'

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 10:45 AM 41,258 Views 108 Comments

Experts believe the disease — which has gone on to kill more than 2.3 million people worldwide — originated in bats.

# who - Sunday 7 February, 2021

UK urged to share vaccine supplies with Ireland and developing nations
# David Nabarro
# David Nabarro

UK urged to share vaccine supplies with Ireland and developing nations

Updated Feb 7th 2021, 1:05 PM 44,295 Views 110 Comments

Dr David Nabarro encouraged the UK to share excess vaccines with developing countries.

# who - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

WHO team visits virus lab in Wuhan as part of Covid-19 probe
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

WHO team visits virus lab in Wuhan as part of Covid-19 probe

Feb 3rd 2021, 7:49 AM 16,791 Views 26 Comments

The lab is at the heart of a controversial and unproven theory that it could have been the source of the first coronavirus outbreak.

# who - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

WHO team visits animal disease centre in Wuhan
# China
# China

WHO team visits animal disease centre in Wuhan

Feb 2nd 2021, 7:43 AM 20,498 Views 15 Comments

The team members were wearing full protective gear during the visit.

# who - Sunday 31 January, 2021

WHO team visits Wuhan seafood market in search of coronavirus clues
# China
# China

WHO team visits Wuhan seafood market in search of coronavirus clues

Jan 31st 2021, 1:15 PM 27,513 Views 61 Comments

The Huanan Seafood Market was the site of a December 2019 outbreak of the virus.

# who - Saturday 30 January, 2021

WHO team visits second Wuhan hospital that had early Covid-19 patients
# China
# China

WHO team visits second Wuhan hospital that had early Covid-19 patients

Jan 30th 2021, 8:28 AM 20,349 Views 37 Comments

Scientists plan to visit hospitals and markets like the Huanan Seafood Market that was linked to many of the first cases.

# who - Friday 29 January, 2021

WHO team visits Wuhan hospital as it begins fieldwork into origins of pandemic
# Investigation
# Investigation

WHO team visits Wuhan hospital as it begins fieldwork into origins of pandemic

Updated Jan 29th 2021, 3:52 PM 18,856 Views 27 Comments

The World Health Organization team met with Chinese officials after exiting quarantine yesterday.

# who - Thursday 28 January, 2021

WHO team to start Covid-19 probe in Wuhan as world watches
# China
# China

WHO team to start Covid-19 probe in Wuhan as world watches

Jan 28th 2021, 7:46 AM 20,929 Views 35 Comments

Washington has called for a “robust and clear” investigation.

# who - Friday 22 January, 2021

WHO agrees deal to supply initial 40 million Covid vaccine doses to poorer countries
# Covax
# Covax

WHO agrees deal to supply initial 40 million Covid vaccine doses to poorer countries

Jan 22nd 2021, 10:46 PM 18,130 Views 18 Comments

“We still have a lot of work to do, but the light at the end of the tunnel continues to grow brighter,” the WHO chief said today.

# who - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

UK strain of Covid-19 now in at least 60 countries, WHO confirms
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK strain of Covid-19 now in at least 60 countries, WHO confirms

Jan 20th 2021, 8:48 AM 11,171 Views 21 Comments

Incoming US President Joe Biden focused on healing at a memorial for victims on the eve of his inauguration.

# who - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

WHO chief says 'me-first' attitude to vaccines among high income countries will prolong pandemic
# Covid19
# Covid19

WHO chief says 'me-first' attitude to vaccines among high income countries will prolong pandemic

Jan 19th 2021, 11:21 AM 18,143 Views 44 Comments

39 million doses have been administered in 49 higher income countries, while just 25 doses have been given in one low income country.

# who - Monday 18 January, 2021

Independent expert panel finds WHO and China could've acted faster during early stages of pandemic
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Independent expert panel finds WHO and China could've acted faster during early stages of pandemic

Jan 18th 2021, 10:42 PM 25,746 Views 71 Comments

“A largely hidden epidemic contributed to the global spread,” the expert panel found.

# who - Friday 15 January, 2021

WHO blames human behaviour more than variants as virus spreads

WHO blames human behaviour more than variants as virus spreads

Jan 15th 2021, 8:43 PM 24,531 Views 61 Comments

The recommendations came after the committee’s first meeting in nearly three months.

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