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# world-health-organization - 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 32,610 Views 58 Comments

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

# world-health-organization - 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 16,748 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.

# world-health-organization - 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 20,481 Views 15 Comments

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

# world-health-organization - 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 20,329 Views 37 Comments

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

# world-health-organization - 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 18,846 Views 27 Comments

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

# world-health-organization - 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 20,911 Views 35 Comments

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

# world-health-organization - 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 18,112 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.

# world-health-organization - 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 11,157 Views 21 Comments

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

# world-health-organization - 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 18,134 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.

# world-health-organization - 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 25,724 Views 71 Comments

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

# world-health-organization - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

WHO team investigating coronavirus origins denied entry into China
# China
# China

WHO team investigating coronavirus origins denied entry into China

Jan 6th 2021, 11:37 AM 29,404 Views 72 Comments

Ten WHO experts were due to arrive in China this week.

# world-health-organization - Sunday 20 December, 2020

WHO urges stronger action to contain new virus strain
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

WHO urges stronger action to contain new virus strain

Dec 20th 2020, 5:00 PM 40,344 Views 36 Comments

Nine cases of the new strain have been reported in Denmark, as well as one case in the Netherlands and another in Australia.

# world-health-organization - 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 12,161 Views 7 Comments

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

# world-health-organization - 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 18,258 Views 26 Comments

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

# world-health-organization - 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 20,640 Views 51 Comments

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

# world-health-organization - 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 17,304 Views 24 Comments

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

# world-health-organization - Monday 23 November, 2020

No 'zero-risk' options to celebrate Christmas this year, WHO says
# Christmas 2020
# Christmas 2020

No 'zero-risk' options to celebrate Christmas this year, WHO says

Nov 23rd 2020, 9:36 PM 29,100 Views 25 Comments

“There’s lower risk or higher risk – but there is a risk,” Maria Van Kerkhove said.

# world-health-organization - 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 13,953 Views 29 Comments

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

# world-health-organization - Monday 28 September, 2020

Rapid Covid-19 tests to be rolled out worldwide in low and middle-income countries
# ANTIGEN TESTING
# ANTIGEN TESTING

Rapid Covid-19 tests to be rolled out worldwide in low and middle-income countries

Sep 28th 2020, 10:17 PM 34,929 Views 18 Comments

The WHO said the tests “will enable expansion of testing, particularly in countries that do not have extensive laboratory facilities or trained health workers.”

# world-health-organization - 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 22,213 Views 65 Comments

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

# world-health-organization - 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 25,245 Views 71 Comments

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

# world-health-organization - Friday 10 July, 2020

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

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

Jul 10th 2020, 1:33 PM 21,453 Views 57 Comments

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

# world-health-organization - Thursday 9 July, 2020

WHO's David Nabarro: 'I am very worried about the next six months'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

WHO's David Nabarro: 'I am very worried about the next six months'

Jul 9th 2020, 2:18 PM 53,125 Views 68 Comments

Nabarro said that the situation in some parts of the world is “disturbing”.

# world-health-organization - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

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

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

Jul 8th 2020, 8:24 AM 69,747 Views 155 Comments

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

# world-health-organization - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Trump administration formally begins withdrawal from World Health Organization
# WHO
# WHO

Trump administration formally begins withdrawal from World Health Organization

Jul 7th 2020, 10:15 PM 40,231 Views 136 Comments

The withdrawal is effective in one year – 6 July 2021.

# world-health-organization - Friday 3 July, 2020

WHO urges countries hit by serious Covid-19 outbreaks to 'wake up' and 'take control'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

WHO urges countries hit by serious Covid-19 outbreaks to 'wake up' and 'take control'

Jul 3rd 2020, 9:48 PM 38,607 Views 43 Comments

The coronavirus has hit at least 10.8 million people and killed 521,000 worldwide.

FactFind: Here is how Covid-19 deaths are counted in Ireland
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

FactFind: Here is how Covid-19 deaths are counted in Ireland

Updated Jul 3rd 2020, 10:55 AM 90,207 Views 101 Comments

A Hiqa report has noted a 13% increase in deaths in Ireland during the pandemic.

# world-health-organization - Monday 29 June, 2020

'The hard reality is this is not even close to being over': WHO warning six months on from Covid-19 notification
# Dr Tedros
# Dr Tedros

'The hard reality is this is not even close to being over': WHO warning six months on from Covid-19 notification

Jun 29th 2020, 9:41 PM 30,092 Views 29 Comments

Dr Tedros also said today that for countries that aren’t performing well with contact tracing, saying it’s difficult is a “lame excuse”.

# world-health-organization - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

WHO's Michael Ryan: 'By no means is this over'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

WHO's Michael Ryan: 'By no means is this over'

Jun 10th 2020, 5:55 PM 57,386 Views 51 Comments

Ryan also said there is “no indication yet” if the virus will be seasonal, as is the case with the winter influenza season.

# world-health-organization - Friday 29 May, 2020

Donald Trump says US 'terminating' relationship with World Health Organization
# WHO
# WHO

Donald Trump says US 'terminating' relationship with World Health Organization

May 29th 2020, 8:35 PM 44,212 Views 124 Comments

Trump also said the United States will restrict Chinese students and start reversing Hong Kong’s special status in customs.

# world-health-organization - Monday 25 May, 2020

WHO pauses clinical trials of hydroxychloriquine 'as a precaution'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

WHO pauses clinical trials of hydroxychloriquine 'as a precaution'

May 25th 2020, 9:50 PM 43,715 Views 67 Comments

A study in The Lancet had indicated that using the drug on Covid-19 patients could increase their chances of dying.

# world-health-organization - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

Medical journal refutes Trump claim it published reports about earlier spread of Covid-19 in China
# The Lancet
# The Lancet

Medical journal refutes Trump claim it published reports about earlier spread of Covid-19 in China

May 19th 2020, 3:40 PM 27,405 Views 68 Comments

The Lancet described the allegations made by Trump in a letter to the WHO as “serious and damaging”.

# world-health-organization - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

WHO: US has provided no evidence pointing to Chinese lab for origin of Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

WHO: US has provided no evidence pointing to Chinese lab for origin of Covid-19

May 5th 2020, 7:03 AM 30,725 Views 70 Comments

The World Health Organization says any such claims are ‘speculative’.

# world-health-organization - Friday 24 April, 2020

Experimental Covid-19 treatment drug remdesivir failed in human trial, leaked results show
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Experimental Covid-19 treatment drug remdesivir failed in human trial, leaked results show

Apr 24th 2020, 10:39 AM 33,276 Views 35 Comments

Gilead Sciences, the company behind the medicine, disputed the leaked results, saying the data showed a “potential benefit.”

# world-health-organization - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Rush to ease coronavirus restrictions could cause resurgence in cases, WHO warns
# New Rules
# New Rules

Rush to ease coronavirus restrictions could cause resurgence in cases, WHO warns

Apr 21st 2020, 8:31 AM 18,192 Views 51 Comments

“This is not the time to be lax,” Dr Takeshi Kasai said.

# world-health-organization - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Over 117 million children at risk of missing out on measles vaccine due to pandemic
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Over 117 million children at risk of missing out on measles vaccine due to pandemic

Apr 14th 2020, 10:39 AM 14,359 Views 6 Comments

Vaccination campaigns have been postponed in 24 countries to help prevent further spread of Covid-19.

# world-health-organization - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

WHO: Wearing facemasks can limit Covid-19 spread but could also 'create a false sense of security'
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

WHO: Wearing facemasks can limit Covid-19 spread but could also 'create a false sense of security'

Apr 7th 2020, 4:53 PM 16,690 Views 45 Comments

The World Health Organization updated its guidance on the wearing of masks.

# world-health-organization - Friday 20 March, 2020

No new cases in Wuhan 'gives the rest of the world hope', says World Health Organization
# WHO
# WHO

No new cases in Wuhan 'gives the rest of the world hope', says World Health Organization

Mar 20th 2020, 9:52 PM 40,471 Views 80 Comments

The World Health Organization said today its greatest worry was the impact the virus could have in a country with a weak health system.

# world-health-organization - Monday 24 February, 2020

WHO warns of 'potential pandemic' as efforts to contain coronavirus worldwide get more drastic
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

WHO warns of 'potential pandemic' as efforts to contain coronavirus worldwide get more drastic

Feb 24th 2020, 4:22 PM 29,127 Views 26 Comments

“The sudden increase of cases in Italy, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Korea are deeply concerning,” the WHO chief said.

# world-health-organization - Thursday 30 January, 2020

Coronavirus deaths in China spike as global health emergency could be declared today
# Contagion
# Contagion

Coronavirus deaths in China spike as global health emergency could be declared today

Jan 30th 2020, 7:03 AM 25,126 Views 16 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs has begun advising Irish citizens against all non-essential travel to China.