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# who - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

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

WHO says AstraZeneca vaccine can be used in all adults

Feb 10th 2021, 4:47 PM 18,646 Views 31 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 36,621 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'
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# Wuhan

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

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 10:45 AM 40,991 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 44,032 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 16,693 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 20,457 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 27,459 Views 60 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 20,318 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 18,830 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 20,899 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 18,099 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 11,131 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 18,115 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 25,713 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 24,515 Views 61 Comments

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

# who - Monday 11 January, 2021

WHO rules out Covid herd immunity this year
# Nope
# Nope

WHO rules out Covid herd immunity this year

Jan 11th 2021, 9:24 PM 50,661 Views 39 Comments

The virus has infected more than 90 million worldwide.

# who - Friday 18 December, 2020

WHO warns people against gathering at Christmas as it is ‘not worth the risk’
# Visiting
# Visiting

WHO warns people against gathering at Christmas as it is ‘not worth the risk’

Dec 18th 2020, 8:19 AM 12,154 Views 7 Comments

The Taoiseach said yesterday that people in Ireland should expect new restrictions “before the new year”.

# who - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

WHO urges families to wear face masks during Christmas gatherings
# World Health Organization
# World Health Organization

WHO urges families to wear face masks during Christmas gatherings

Dec 16th 2020, 11:35 AM 18,249 Views 26 Comments

It also said that it expects a resurgence of Covid-19 in early 2021.

# who - Friday 4 December, 2020

WHO warns against complacency, saying 'vaccines do not equal zero Covid'
# Vaccine News
# Vaccine News

WHO warns against complacency, saying 'vaccines do not equal zero Covid'

Dec 4th 2020, 10:00 PM 20,621 Views 51 Comments

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin said earlier today that vaccine prospects will “motivate” people to continue following Covid-19 rules.

# who - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Mike Ryan says there's a 'genuine desire to offer people the hope of Christmas' but risks remain
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Mike Ryan says there's a 'genuine desire to offer people the hope of Christmas' but risks remain

Nov 26th 2020, 1:15 PM 17,259 Views 24 Comments

Dr Ryan said he doesn’t “envy” the Irish government and there are “no easy answers”.

# who - Friday 20 November, 2020

WHO advises against antiviral drug remdesivir for Covid-19 treatment
# Remdesivir
# Remdesivir

WHO advises against antiviral drug remdesivir for Covid-19 treatment

Nov 20th 2020, 7:51 AM 20,939 Views 12 Comments

The World Health Organization said it has “no important effect” on survival chances.

# who - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Dr Nabarro says Ireland should use six weeks wisely to avoid 'yo-yo' lockdown effect
# Level 5
# Level 5

Dr Nabarro says Ireland should use six weeks wisely to avoid 'yo-yo' lockdown effect

Oct 28th 2020, 4:59 PM 50,299 Views 41 Comments

The WHO special envoy says he doesn’t accept that the virus will inevitably require ‘draconian responses’ to be rolled out.

# who - Monday 26 October, 2020

Over half of people in Ireland would take a Covid-19 vaccine
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Over half of people in Ireland would take a Covid-19 vaccine

Oct 26th 2020, 9:31 AM 46,579 Views 167 Comments

Results from a number of vaccine trials have been encouraging and some are aiming to file for authorisation as early as November.

# who - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Why is Ireland choosing a 'seesaw' approach to tackling Covid-19?
# Lockdown
# Lockdown

Why is Ireland choosing a 'seesaw' approach to tackling Covid-19?

Oct 21st 2020, 12:05 AM 45,825 Views 92 Comments

The Taoiseach said certain approaches, such as ‘Zero Covid’ or herd immunity, are not realistic for Ireland.

# who - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

FactFind: Has the World Health Organisation changed its position on lockdowns?
# David Nabarro
# David Nabarro

FactFind: Has the World Health Organisation changed its position on lockdowns?

Oct 20th 2020, 12:05 AM 57,345 Views 0 Comments

No. It hasn’t.

# who - Monday 12 October, 2020

'It's not an option': World Health Organisation warns against attempts to develop Covid-19 herd immunity
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'It's not an option': World Health Organisation warns against attempts to develop Covid-19 herd immunity

Oct 12th 2020, 8:29 PM 45,786 Views 50 Comments

The concept has been frequently referenced since the beginning of the pandemic.

# who - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

WHO to investigate sexual abuse allegations in Democratic Republic of Congo
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

WHO to investigate sexual abuse allegations in Democratic Republic of Congo

Sep 30th 2020, 7:59 AM 16,061 Views 2 Comments

The allegations were linked to WHO efforts to tackle Ebola in the country.

# who - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Global Covid-19 death toll passes one million - but the true figure is likely higher
# Nine Months
# Nine Months

Global Covid-19 death toll passes one million - but the true figure is likely higher

Sep 29th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,945 Views 29 Comments

The US has so far recorded the most deaths from the virus.

# who - Saturday 26 September, 2020

WHO warns virus death toll could surpass two million without collective action
# Michael Ryan
# Michael Ryan

WHO warns virus death toll could surpass two million without collective action

Sep 26th 2020, 12:15 PM 23,296 Views 39 Comments

The number of cases worldwide has soared past 32 million,

# who - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Let virus spread among under 60s and stop 'crude' restrictions, experts tell Covid committee
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# Change Tack

Let virus spread among under 60s and stop 'crude' restrictions, experts tell Covid committee

Sep 23rd 2020, 12:05 PM 63,156 Views 160 Comments

Experts advised against “crude recommendations” stating that detailed data is not being collected.

# who - Monday 14 September, 2020

WHO warns Europe could see rise in daily Covid-19 deaths next month as global cases near 29 million
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

WHO warns Europe could see rise in daily Covid-19 deaths next month as global cases near 29 million

Sep 14th 2020, 8:47 AM 22,207 Views 65 Comments

Israel has reimposed a national lockdown as countries battle new surges.

# who - Thursday 10 September, 2020

WHO expert sounds warning on ongoing 'shift' to more younger people being diagnosed with Covid-19
# Dr Michael Ryan
# Dr Michael Ryan

WHO expert sounds warning on ongoing 'shift' to more younger people being diagnosed with Covid-19

Sep 10th 2020, 3:32 PM 25,633 Views 31 Comments

Dr Michael Ryan said today that it’s vital that the virus does not become widespread again among older adults.

# who - Thursday 3 September, 2020

WHO launches independent panel to review pandemic response
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

WHO launches independent panel to review pandemic response

Sep 3rd 2020, 5:29 PM 21,558 Views 10 Comments

Former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and former UK foreign secretary David Miliband are on the panel.

# who - Monday 31 August, 2020

WHO urges 'dialogue' and engagement with virus protesters
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

WHO urges 'dialogue' and engagement with virus protesters

Aug 31st 2020, 10:40 PM 24,991 Views 71 Comments

Emergencies chief Mike Ryan said: “It is really important that governments don’t overreact to people protesting against measures.”

# who - Friday 21 August, 2020

Pandemic could be ended in less than two years, says WHO
# Fingers Crossed
# Fingers Crossed

Pandemic could be ended in less than two years, says WHO

Aug 21st 2020, 10:52 PM 70,532 Views 149 Comments

The prediction comes amid a spike in cases across Europe.

# who - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Irish Dental Association says 'guidance doesn't need to be changed' after WHO advises delay of routine dental work
# Transmission
# Transmission

Irish Dental Association says 'guidance doesn't need to be changed' after WHO advises delay of routine dental work

Updated Aug 12th 2020, 2:18 PM 48,491 Views 26 Comments

The World Health Organization has said non-essential dental work should be delayed until Covid-19 transmission rates drop sufficiently.

# who - Monday 3 August, 2020

WHO says there may never be a 'silver bullet' for new coronavirus
# Dr Tedros
# Dr Tedros

WHO says there may never be a 'silver bullet' for new coronavirus

Aug 3rd 2020, 1:32 PM 80,154 Views 154 Comments

WHO director-general Dr Tedros urged governments to focus on testing, distancing, and face masks.

# who - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

It could take two-and-a-half years for a Covid-19 vaccine to be widely available - WHO envoy
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

It could take two-and-a-half years for a Covid-19 vaccine to be widely available - WHO envoy

Jul 28th 2020, 12:34 PM 17,734 Views 42 Comments

The WHO Special Envoy on Covid-19 Dr David Nabarro said that “safety is paramount” and “you can’t rush” a vaccine.

# who - Friday 10 July, 2020

Explainer: What we know about Covid-19 and airborne transmission
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# Coronavirus

Explainer: What we know about Covid-19 and airborne transmission

Jul 10th 2020, 1:33 PM 21,449 Views 57 Comments

The WHO has updated its scientific brief on transmission of the coronavirus.

# who - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

There is 'emerging evidence' that coronavirus can spread beyond 2m by air - WHO
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# WHO

There is 'emerging evidence' that coronavirus can spread beyond 2m by air - WHO

Jul 8th 2020, 8:24 AM 69,736 Views 155 Comments

The World Health Organization said it would put out a new scientific brief within days after scientists pushed the issue.

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