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Trust in vaccines vital to halting pandemic: World Health Organization
"A vaccine that sits in a freezer or in a refrigerator or on a shelf and doesn't get used is doing nothing to help shorten this pandemic," said Kate O'Brien, director of the World Health Organization's immunisation department.
World Health Organization Covid-19 envoy fears third wave, says Europe response 'incomplete'
Europe briefly enjoyed sinking infection rates t...
World Health Organization: European cases rocket, strong limits needed
Kluge cited epidemiological models that suggested if 95% of people wea...
WHO chief says welcomes efforts to strengthen the organization
"We welcome any and all efforts to strengthen this organisation not for its own sake, but the sake of the people we serve," said WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
Bill Gates, the coronavirus and the quest to vaccinate the world
If the initiative, aided by Gates’ fortune and focus, manages to help protect the world’s poor from a virus that has already killed more than 1.3 million people, it will affirm the strategies he has promoted in his philanthropic work, including incentives for drug companies.
WHO warns against Gilead's remdesivir for coronavirus treatment
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday warned that the antiviral drug remdesivir should not be used to treat Covid-19 patients no mat...
Poorest must not be trampled in vaccines stampede: WHO
Anticipating the huge demand for any approved vaccine, the WHO has helped create the so-called Covax facility to ensure equitable distribution. Tedros said 187 countries were now on board. However, it is struggling to raise the funds needed to provide for the 92 low-income countries and other economies that quickly signed up.
Poorer nations face coronavirus vaccine wait as West locks down supply
Vaccine developers Pfizer and BioNTech plan to roll out the first doses within weeks, once they receive emergency use permissions from drug agencies. They expect to have 1.3 billion doses ready next year.
US virus toll crosses 250,000, New York schools halt classes
US coronavirus deaths passed a quarter of a million people on Wednesday as New York announced it would close schools to battle a rise in infections and anti restriction protests in Europe turned violent.
Virus wave must be fought without vaccines: WHO
The WHO's Michael Ryan said vaccines should not be seen as a "unicorn" magic solution -- and countries battling a resurgence of the virus would once again have to "climb this mountain" without them.
WHO warns of deadly second wave of Corona virus across Middle East
In a press briefing from Cairo, Ahmed al-Mandhari, director of WHO's eastern Mediterranean region, expressed concern that countries in the area were lowering their guard after tough lockdowns imposed earlier this year.
China targets frozen food imports over virus fears
Workers in hazmat suits were painstakingly screening food shipments across a country which has largely brought domestic infections under control but now blames a resurgence of local infections on imports.
World Health Organization chief Tedros says 184 countries signed up to vaccine facility
"Equitably sharing vaccines is the fastest way to safeguard high-risk communities, stabilise health systems and drive a truly global economic recovery," Tedros told a news briefing in Geneva.
65 virus cases, with 1 cluster, in WHO Geneva staff
The revelation comes amid a surge of cases in Europe, host country Switzerland, and the city of Geneva, in particular, and the email said about half of the infections were in people who had been working from home.
Vaccine will not be enough to stop pandemic: WHO chief
"A vaccine will complement the other tools we have, not replace them," director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. "A vaccine on its own will not end the pandemic."