Dr. Bruce Aylward, a senior WHO official, warned high levels of transmission give the virus more opportunity to replicate and mutate, raising the risk that another variant will emerge. New infections have increased by 20% globally over the past week with nearly 19 million total reported cases. “This pandemic is nowhere near over,” WHO Director-GeneralContinue reading “WHO says omicron won’t be last Covid variant as global cases surge by 20% in a week”
The British Armed Forces have sent 200 personnel into NHS hospitals across London to plug staff shortages. Last week, 9.5 million people worldwide tested positive for the Wuhan virus. Palki Sharma brings you a report.
The Omicron variant is causing skyrocketing rates of COVID-19 infections in countries around the world. The Director-General of the World Health Organization says he is extremely worried about the massive spike in cases driven by the simultaneous spread of Delta and Omicron.
Global warming is already affecting people’s health so much that emergency action on climate change cannot be put on hold while the world deals with the Covid-19 pandemic, medical journals across the globe warned on Monday. “Health is already being harmed by global temperature increases and the destruction of the natural world,” read an editorialContinue reading “Climate action cannot wait for pandemic to end, medical journals warn”
Health body says Mu, or B.1.621, first identified in Colombia, has been designated as a variant of interest The World Health Organization has added another version of coronavirus to its list of “variants of interest” amid concerns that it may partially evade the immunity people have developed from past infection or vaccination. The Mu variant, also knownContinue reading “WHO monitoring new coronavirus variant named Mu”
Roughly 15 per cent of those staying on site are likely unvaccinated COVID-19 cases among Olympic delegates are on the rise and roughly 15 per cent of those staying on site are unvaccinated, prompting warnings from medical experts about potential ripple effects if the world’s largest sporting event doesn’t clamp down on virus transmission. SetContinue reading “As COVID-19 cases tied to Tokyo Olympics rise, experts warn of ‘worrying’ situation on the ground”
The COVID-19 pandemic proves that the world needs a pandemic treaty, says WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. It’s the one major change, Tedros said, that would do the most to boost global health security and also empower the World Health Organization. “This is an idea whose time has come,” Tedros told diplomats attending the final day ofContinue reading “The ‘Time Has Come’ For A Global Pandemic Treaty, WHO’s Tedros Says”
One billion vaccine shots now given worldwide but 75 per cent have gone to ten countries, Graeme Massie reports Joe Biden entered the White House promising to get 100 million Covid-19 vaccine shots in arms by the end of his first 100 days. The vaccine rollout, after an inauspicious start, picked up such pace that the White House was able to pass theContinue reading “‘Vaccine apartheid’: US under fire for sitting on stockpile while developing nations face deadly shortage”