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Ghana receives 600,000 vaccines in first Covax delivery – video

Covax has delivered its first Covid-19 vaccine doses to Ghana as part of a programme to ensure equitable distribution to poorer countries. Anne-Claire Dufay, of Unicef, said it was ‘an historic moment’. Covax aims to distribute enough vaccines over the next six months to inoculate 3% of the population of 145 countries and tens of millions more by the end of the yearVaccine diplomacy: west falling behind in race for influenceCovax delivers first Covid vaccines in ‘momentous occasion’ Continue rea...
Tags: Health, World news, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, The Vaccines, Unicef, Ghana, Coronavirus, Covax, Anne Claire Dufay


China did 'little' to hunt for Covid origins in early months, says WHO document

Exclusive: summary from visit last year reveals Chinese officials offered scant detailsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChinese officials did “little” in terms of epidemiological investigations into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic in Wuhan in the first eight months after the outbreak, according to an internal World Health Organization document seen by the Guardian.The internal WHO travel report summary, dated 10 August 2020, also said the team who met Chinese coun...
Tags: Health, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Wuhan, Coronavirus


Human rights in the time of Covid: 'a pandemic of abuses’, says UN head

Exclusive: The ‘biggest international crisis in generations’ has rolled back years of progress and been used as a pretext to crackdown on freedoms, says António GuterresThe world is facing a “pandemic of human rights abuses”, the UN secretary general António Guterres has said.Authoritarian regimes had imposed drastic curbs on rights and freedoms and had used the virus as a pretext to restrict free speech and stifle dissent. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Human Rights, Society, World news, Poverty, United Nations, Global development, World Health Organization, Un, World Bank, Inequality, Antonio Guterres, Coronavirus, António GuterresThe


'A pandemic of abuses': human rights under attack during Covid, says UN head

Exclusive: Freedoms have been crushed and free speech impeded by governments around the world, says António GuterresThe world is facing a “pandemic of human rights abuses”, the UN secretary general António Guterres has said.Authoritarian regimes had imposed drastic curbs on rights and freedoms and had used the virus as a pretext to restrict free speech and stifle dissent. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Human Rights, Society, World news, Poverty, United Nations, Global development, World Health Organization, Un, World Bank, Inequality, Antonio Guterres, Coronavirus, COVID, António GuterresThe


The Latest: New Zealand to remove restrictions from Auckland

By The Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand will remove remaining coronavirus restrictions from Auckland on Monday after an outbreak discovered in the largest city fades away. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said more than 72,000 tests had found no evidence the virus was spreading in the community. Auckland was placed into a three-day lockdown this month after a mother, father and daughter tested positive. Another five contacts later tested positive. After the lockdown ended, Auc...
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The Latest: California coronavirus death toll tops 49,000

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California’s death toll during the coronavirus pandemic has topped 49,000, even as the rates of new infections and hospitalizations continue to plummet across the state. California reported another 408 deaths Sunday, bringing the total since the outbreak began to 49,105 — the highest in the nation. Health officials said Sunday that the number of patients in California hospitals with COVID-19 has slipped below 7,000, a drop of more than a third over two weeks...
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The Latest: California coronavirus death toll tops 9,000

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California’s death toll during the coronavirus pandemic has topped 49,000, even as the rates of new infections and hospitalizations continue to plummet across the state. California reported another 408 deaths Sunday, bringing the total since the outbreak began to 49,105 — the highest in the nation. Health officials said Sunday that the number of patients in California hospitals with COVID-19 has slipped below 7,000, a drop of more than a third over two weeks...
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The Latest: Grieving Italians mark a COVID-19 anniversary

By The Associated Press CODOGNO, Italy — Italians are marking one year since their country was shocked to discover it had the first known locally transmitted COVID-19 case in the West. With church services Sunday and wreath-laying ceremonies, including in small northern towns which were the first to be hard-hit by the pandemic, citizens paid tribute to the dead. Italy has a confirmed death toll from the virus of 95,500. While the first wave of infections largely engulfed Lombardy and other north...
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Melbourne doctors under review for promoting discredited Covid treatment

The drug regulator says a group of doctors is being investigated for promoting hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the virus, against all scientific evidenceTrust the experts, we are told. Believe the science. But what happens when it is a group of eminent doctors who are behind the misinformation – and they back their claims with a superficially convincing bevy of peer-reviewed academic journal articles?These are the questions raised by the existence of the Covid Medical Network – a company r...
Tags: Health, Australia news, World Health Organization, Melbourne, Coronavirus, Covid Medical Network


The Latest: Texas reports 227 more confirmed COVID-19 deaths

By The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — The number of deaths in Texas due to the illness caused by the coronavirus increased by more than 200 on Saturday while the number of people hospitalized with the virus declined, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. There were an additional 227 COVID-19 deaths, more than 4,900 new cases and 7,535 hospitalizations, a decline of 222 people hospitalized, the department reported. Texas has had more than 2.5 million coronavirus cases sinc...
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The Latest: Israel to issue badges as proof of vaccination

By The Associated Press JERUSALEM — Israel unveiled a plan on Saturday to allow people who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus to attend cultural events, fly abroad and go to health clubs and restaurants. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the plan at a news conference on Saturday night, saying those who have been vaccinated will be able to download the “green badge” in the coming days. “The green badge is gradually opening up the country,” Netanyahu said. Israel has conducted ...
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The Latest: Mexico health official tests positive for virus

By The Associated Press MEXICO CITY — The official leading Mexico’s response to the pandemic says he has tested positive for the coronavirus. Assistant Health Secretary Hugo López-Gatell tweeted Saturday that he had light COVID-19 symptoms on Friday night and an antigen test came out positive. He was awaiting the results of a PCR test, which takes longer to process and is generally more accurate.. “I’ll be working from home,’ López-Gatell said, adding that he was involved in Mexico’s vaccination...
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The Latest: Nevada brothel owners seek state’s OK to reopen

By The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Before the coronavirus pandemic, tourist-dependent Nevada had a notorious attraction: It was the only place in America where someone could legally pay for sex. These days, even in the state known for sin, the business is taboo. Legal brothels have been shuttered for nearly a year, leaving sex workers to offer less-lucrative alternatives like online dates or nonsexual escort services. While the business of legal bordellos may seem incompatible with social dista...
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Coronavirus live news: Poland faces third Covid wave; Japan confirms new variant

Poland beginning to see a third wave of infections; Japan finds new variantBoris Johnson to pledge surplus Covid vaccine to poorer countries at G7Vaccine passport plan could help Britons holiday in Greece20.5m years of life may have been lost to Covid across 81 countriesSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.31am GMT The EU’s executive commission plans to double its contribution to the World Health Organization’s COVAX program, bringing the 27-nation bloc’s commitment to the initiative to deliv...
Tags: Health, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Eu, World news, Beijing, Poland, European Commission, World Health Organization, Associated Press, Johnson, Reuters, Group of Seven, Sophia Chan, Ursula von der Leyen


How the Covid pandemic could end – and what will make it happen faster | Devi Sridhar

Pandemics are global by definition. Only travel restrictions and equal vaccine access for all countries will end this crisisCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMost people have already adjusted their expectations to a spring of disruption – but most are quietly hoping that by the summer, and into the autumn, life in the UK will have returned more or less to normal. Are they right to be confident? What can we do to avoid slipping back into a cycle of lockdowns? In short: h...
Tags: Health, UK, UK News, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Devi Sridhar, Coronavirus, Kent Brazil


Guinea enters 'epidemic situation' as seven Ebola cases confirmed

Health minister says officials ‘really concerned’ after three deaths from the infectious diseaseGuinea has entered an Ebola “epidemic situation” with seven cases confirmed, including three deaths, a leading health official in the west African nation has said.“Very early this morning, the Conakry laboratory confirmed the presence of the Ebola virus,” Sakoba Keita said after an emergency meeting in the capital. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Ebola, Science, Africa, Society, World news, Infectious Diseases, Liberia, Guinea, World Health Organization, Conakry, Sakoba Keita


7 dimensions of depression, explained

According to the World Health Organization, more than 264 million people suffer from depression. It is the leading cause of disability and, at its worst, can lead to suicide. Unfortunately, depression is often misunderstood or ignored until it is too late. Psychologist Daniel Goleman, comedian Pete Holmes, neuroscientist Emeran Mayer, psychiatrist Drew Ramsey, and more outline several of the social, chemical, and neurological factors that may contribute to the complex disorder and explain why...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Science, Nutrition, Neuroscience, Society, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Brain, Depression, Innovation, World Health Organization, Emotions, Illness, Mind, Mediterranean


WHO investigator claims China refused to hand over key Covid information

Australian infection expert, part of a team visiting Wuhan, says they were provided only with a summary of dataCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThere is growing controversy over a World Health Organization investigation into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic after one of its members said China had refused to hand over key data, and the US national security adviser said he had “deep concerns” about the initial findings.An international delegation travelled to the Chi...
Tags: Health, China, US, World news, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Wuhan, Dominic Dwyer, Coronavirus


Covid infecting humans through animal host 'probable'

Professor John Watson is a member of the World Health Organization's team investigating the origins of Covid-19.
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Ebola kills four in Guinea in first resurgence of disease in five years

Health minister says officials ‘really concerned’ about deaths in south-east region NzerekoreFour people have died of Ebola in Guinea in the first resurgence of the disease in five years, the health minister said on Saturday.Remy Lamah told AFP officials were “really concerned” about the deaths, the first since a 2013-16 epidemic – which began in Guinea – left 11,300 dead across the region. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Ebola, Africa, Society, World news, Guinea, World Health Organization, Afp, South East, Remy Lamah


All hypotheses on Covid-19 origins still being investigated, says WHO boss

Comments from Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus came after another WHO expert said laboratory theory was ‘extremely unlikely’ The World Health Organization says it has not ruled out any theory on the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, despite one top official appearing to dismiss the idea it had escaped from a laboratory earlier this week.Speaking at a briefing on Friday, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO, said a summary report from the organization’s team sent to Wuhan to in...
Tags: Health, China, World news, Who, World Health Organization, Wuhan, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Coronavirus


A coronavirus variant with a 'similar change' to the fast-spreading variant in the UK and US, has emerged in Uganda

A health worker takes a nasal swab from a patient in Cape Town, South Africa. Nardus Engelbrecht/AP Photos A coronavirus variant found in Uganda has a similar change to a fast-spreading variant in UK and US. The variant in Uganda, called A.23.1, is "of potential biological concern," GISAID said.  The likely impact of its mutations is not yet clear. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A coronavirus variant has been detected in Uganda that has a mutation similar to th...
Tags: Health, UK, US, Trends, Uganda, South Africa, Healthcare, Cambodia, World Health Organization, Public Health England, Phe, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Kampala, Public Health England PHE, Coronavirus, Catherine Schuster Bruce


Coronavirus live news: no need to quarantine after Covid contact if fully vaccinated, says CDC

People in the US who have had full number of jabs can skip 14-day quarantine, public health officials say; Irish lockdown set to be extended until AprilAstraZeneca says vaccine against new variants may take six monthsCDC study recommends double masking to reduce exposureWHO backs use of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine for adults of all agesUK coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.18pm GMT Berlin’s international film festival next month will feature 15 movies made under the ...
Tags: Health, Cdc, Germany, Berlin, US, Infectious Diseases, Italy, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Indian Ocean, Reuters, Afp, Maria Schrader, Mayotte, Golden Bear, Daniel Bruehl


Coronavirus live news: Merkel defends extending German lockdown; Ireland measures set to last until Easter

German chancellor says threat of third wave ‘very real’; Irish lockdown set to be extended until AprilAstraZeneca says vaccine against new variants may take six monthsCDC study recommends double masking to reduce exposureWHO backs use of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine for adults of all agesUK coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.17pm GMT Europe’s oldest person, French nun Sister Andre, is celebrating her 117th birthday today after surviving Covid-19 last month and living...
Tags: Health, Europe, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Italy, World Health Organization, Merkel, Toulon, Vaccines and immunisation, Afp, Martin, Micheal Martin, Andre, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca, Lucile Randon


Coronavirus live news: US could have prevented 40% of deaths; new China cases at five-month low

Lancet commission review condemns Trump’s virus response; Two masks ‘substantially reduce expose US CDC says; cheap asthma drug appears to reduce risk of severe illness. Follow latest updatesCDC study recommends double masking to reduce exposureWHO backs use of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine for adults of all agesEuropean office workers don’t expect to return before summerAstraZeneca to build new vaccine facility in GermanySee all our coronavirus coverage 6.02am GMT Malaysia will extend its free...
Tags: Health, China, US, Thailand, Infectious Diseases, Malaysia, Italy, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Trump, Coronavirus, US CDC, Oxford AstraZeneca


Coronavirus live news: Two masks 'substantially reduce' exposure; Italy to reopen ski resorts

US CDC says benefits of ‘double masking’ and flattening mask on face; cheap asthma drug appears to reduce risk of severe illness; WHO backs Oxford jab for all adults. Follow latest updatesCDC study recommends double masking to reduce Covid-19 exposureWHO backs use of Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine for adults of all agesEuropean office workers don’t expect to return before summerAstraZeneca to build new Covid-19 vaccine facility in GermanySee all our coronavirus coverage 12.01am GMT Hello a...
Tags: Health, Cdc, US, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Oxford, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Alison Rourke, Coronavirus


WHO experts recommend giving AstraZeneca and Oxford University's coronavirus vaccine to people 18 and older, even in places where variants are spreading

82-year-old Brian Pinker receives the Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Sam Foster at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford as the NHS increases its vaccination programme with 530,000 doses of the newly approved jab available for rollout across the UK on January 4, 2021 in Oxford, England. Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images A World Health Organization expert panel recommended Wednesday the AstraZeneca-University of Oxford coronavirus vaccine can be given to over 18 ye...
Tags: Health, UK, Germany, US, Trends, Eu, South Africa, NHS, Healthcare, Oxford, Who, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, Vaccine, University of Oxford, Oxford University


Coronavirus live news: WHO backs AstraZeneca jab for over-65s; Israel to open leisure facilities to vaccinated

World Health Organization recommends AstraZeneca jab ‘even if variants present’; Israel to open hotels and gyms to those who have had vaccine or recovered from virusGermany expected to tighten borders to control spread of variantsJapan to discard millions of Pfizer vaccines because it has wrong syringesUrsula von der Leyen admits errors in EU Covid vaccine rolloutUK variant ‘blow open cracks in Australia hotel quarantine system’UK coronavirus updates – live 3.14pm GMT Update from earlier pos...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, Australia, Israel, Eu, US news, Who, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Yuli Edelstein, Leyen


Coronavirus live news: Israel to open some leisure facilities to those documented as immune from virus

Plan to open some hotels, gyms and other facilities in Israel to those who have had vaccine or have recovered; Japan discards millions of doses after syringe mixupUrsula von der Leyen admits errors in EU Covid vaccine rolloutOxford/Astra-Zeneca’s bumpy road to vaccine confidenceAnalysis: no quick answers in WHO’s search for virus originUK variant ‘blow open cracks in Australia hotel quarantine system’UK coronavirus updates – live 1.25pm GMT At 3pm today, the World Health Organization will is...
Tags: Health, Europe, Japan, UK, Science, Australia, Israel, US news, Who, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer Inc, Yuli Edelstein, Astra Zeneca, Leyen, COVID


WHO and Chinese scientists concluded it's 'extremely unlikely' the coronavirus leaked from a lab, after a 4-week investigation

A cyclist rides in front of the closed Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan, China on February 9, 2021. Getty Experts from the WHO and China conducted a month-long investigation into the coronavirus' origins. They concluded that the virus almost certainly did not leak from a Wuhan lab. The virus most likely jumped from bats to an intermediary animal host, then to humans. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A year into the pandemic, the origins of the coronavirus are still a m...
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