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# world-health-organization - Thursday 5 May, 2022

WHO says Covid pandemic caused deaths of nearly 15 million people around world
# Excess Mortality
# Excess Mortality

WHO says Covid pandemic caused deaths of nearly 15 million people around world

May 5th 2022, 2:59 PM 10,115 Views 12 Comments

The figure includes deaths directly associated with Covid as well as those due to the pandemic’s impact on the health system and society.

# world-health-organization - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

WHO warns of obesity 'epidemic' in Europe, links problem to Covid lockdowns
# Pandemic
# Pandemic

WHO warns of obesity 'epidemic' in Europe, links problem to Covid lockdowns

May 3rd 2022, 1:25 PM 15,046 Views 15 Comments

Obesity rates in the region have ballooned by 138% in the past five decades.

# world-health-organization - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

What will Covid-19 bring next? The World Health Organization outlines three scenarios
# Dr Tedros
# Dr Tedros

What will Covid-19 bring next? The World Health Organization outlines three scenarios

Mar 30th 2022, 9:23 PM 43,387 Views 15 Comments

Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO’s technical lead on Covid-19, said the virus still has “a lot of energy left”.

# world-health-organization - Wednesday 9 February, 2022

WHO meets Taliban to discuss 'dire' health and humanitarian crisis
# Afghanistan
# Afghanistan

WHO meets Taliban to discuss 'dire' health and humanitarian crisis

Feb 9th 2022, 7:30 PM 9,259 Views 9 Comments

A Taliban delegation is in Geneva, Switzerland for a week of talks.

# world-health-organization - Thursday 3 February, 2022

Europe is heading for Covid-19 'ceasefire' that could lead to 'enduring peace', WHO says
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Europe is heading for Covid-19 'ceasefire' that could lead to 'enduring peace', WHO says

Feb 3rd 2022, 5:18 PM 22,665 Views 13 Comments

This comes as a growing number of European nations lift almost all Covid-19 restrictions.

# world-health-organization - Wednesday 19 January, 2022

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

Jan 19th 2022, 7:12 AM 39,027 Views 32 Comments

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

# world-health-organization - 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 9,392 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.

# world-health-organization - 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 28,309 Views 51 Comments

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

# world-health-organization - 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 57,460 Views 49 Comments

‘Mu’ was first identified in Colombia in January.

# world-health-organization - Saturday 28 August, 2021

Joe Biden says China still withholding 'critical' info on Covid-19 origins
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Joe Biden says China still withholding 'critical' info on Covid-19 origins

Aug 28th 2021, 10:02 AM 24,902 Views 43 Comments

The US intelligence community has concluded it did not believe the virus was a bio-weapon.

# world-health-organization - 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 36,515 Views 14 Comments

Guinea has recorded its first known case of the disease.

# world-health-organization - 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 21,548 Views 44 Comments

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

# world-health-organization - 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 17,528 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.

# world-health-organization - Monday 10 May, 2021

WHO labels Covid-19 variant spreading in India 'of concern at the global level'
# B.1.617
# B.1.617

WHO labels Covid-19 variant spreading in India 'of concern at the global level'

May 10th 2021, 10:17 PM 33,495 Views 29 Comments

The World Health Organization also said there was evidence to suggest increased transmissibility of this variant.

# 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 32,662 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 16,794 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 20,499 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 20,353 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 18,858 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 20,951 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 18,132 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 11,174 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 18,146 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 25,749 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 29,429 Views 73 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 40,360 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 12,203 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 18,287 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 20,670 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 17,397 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 29,108 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 13,967 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 34,968 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 22,232 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 25,263 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 21,473 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 53,329 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 69,791 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 40,255 Views 138 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 38,617 Views 43 Comments

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

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