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Most poor countries will not achieve mass Covid-19 immunisation until 2024

Forecast predicts handful of developed countries fully vaccinated by late 2021 while others race to catch upCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMost poor countries will not achieve mass Covid-19 immunisation until at least 2024 and some may never get there, according to a new forecast, which maps a starkly divided world over the next few years in which a handful of developed countries are fully vaccinated while others race to catch up.Countries such as the UK, US, Israel ...
Tags: Health, Science, Eu, World news, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Economist Intelligence Unit, Coronavirus, UK US Israel


Fauci is worried that delaying second COVID-19 vaccine doses could worsen the spread of mutant virus variants

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci said Monday that he is worried delaying the second dose of COVID-19 vaccines could "immunologically select" for virus variants. "It may not be the case, but it gets risky", Fauci said on a virtual World Economic Forum panel. He said that this is the reason the US "prefers" to keep the second dose close to the first. Other countries have delayed seco...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, South Africa, World Health Organization, Fox News, Pfizer, Vaccine, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, World Economic Forum


Genetically-modified mosquitoes key to stopping Zika virus spread

In 2016, the World Health Organization called the Zika virus epidemic a "public health emergency of international concern" due to the virus causing birth defects for pregnant women in addition to neurological problems.
Tags: Science, World Health Organization, Zika


UK officials say people who get the contagious coronavirus variant may have a higher risk of death. Here's why that could be.

A row of ambulances parked outside the Royal London Hospital. Daniel Leaf-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images UK officials announced on Friday that the coronavirus variant discovered there may have a higher mortality rate than the original. That may be because people sick with the variant have — more virus in their bodies — a factor linked with more severe COVID-19. The variant is more transmissible, so more people are getting infected, which may cause a higher death toll. Visit Business Insider...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, London, News, Trends, United Kingdom, Who, World Health Organization, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Mutations, Mike Ryan, Vanderbilt University, University of Exeter, Patrick Vallance


The US is seeing the consequences of the coronavirus' relatively unchecked spread. 3 people who supported that strategy now say they never did.

Hospital workers process COVID-19 specimens in the lab at UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts on November 11, 2020. Erin Clark/The Boston Globe via Getty Images The US's horrifying winter coronavirus surge offers a peek at the consequences of a no-lockdown, mass-infection approach. Some public figures — including Elon Musk and Scott Atlas — have advocated for protecting vulnerable people while encouraging everyone else to resume life as normal. Now they're either silent, de...
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WHO platform for pharmaceutical firms unused since pandemic began

Exclusive: ‘pool’ to share Covid-19 information has received no contributions since May 2020Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA World Health Organization program for pharmaceutical companies to voluntarily share Covid-19 related knowledge, treatments and technology so they can be more widely distributed has attracted zero contributions in the eight months since it was established, the Guardian has learned.The Covid-19 technology access pool (C-Tap) was launched in May l...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, World news, United Nations, World Health Organization, Pharmaceuticals industry, Coronavirus, COVID


More Americans have now died from COVID-19 than the number of US troops killed during World War II

American reinforcements arriving on the beaches of Normandy from a Coast Guard landing barge into the surf on the French coast on June 23, 1944, during World War II. US COAST GUARD/AP The US military saw 405,399 deaths during World War II, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. The number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths has surpassed that grim milestone. As of Wednesday, 405,400 American coronavirus deaths had been reported. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The US...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Normandy, World War Ii, World Health Organization, National Security Council, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Donald Trump, Johns Hopkins


How Biden plans to fight the pandemic: 100 million shots, large-scale vaccination sites, and the reopening of K-8 schools

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts. Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP President Joe Biden issued three coronavirus-related executive orders on his first day in office. The orders aim to increase mask wearing, accelerate vaccine distribution, and restore the US relationship with the World Health Organization. In the next 100 days, Biden plans to reopen the majority of K-8 schools and administer 100 million coronavirus shots. Visit Busine...
Tags: Politics, Science, Obama, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Ap, United States, Fema, Schools, Food And Drug Administration, Who, World Health Organization, Geneva


A new COVID-19 challenge: Mutations rise along with cases

The race against the virus that causes COVID-19 has taken a new turn: Mutations are rapidly popping up, and the longer it takes to vaccinate people, the more likely it is that a variant that can elude current tests, treatments and vaccines could emerge. The coronavirus is becoming more genetically diverse, and health officials say the high rate of new cases is the main reason. Each new infection gives the virus a chance to mutate as it makes copies of itself, threatening to undo the progress mad...
Tags: Health, England, Science, News, Nbc, Cdc, China, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Britain, Soccer, United States, South Africa, Harvard University, United Kingdom


Global immunisation: low-income countries rush to access Covid vaccine supply

Despite efforts to procure Covid vaccine, some nations will only vaccinate 20% of populationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThere are triumphant scenes as lorries leave a vaccine plant in Pune, India, loaded with boxes that will prevent thousands of deaths. Adar Poonawalla, the owner and chief executive of the Serum Institute of India, poses on the tailgate of a truck, making the most of his company’s “proud and historic” moment as the potential saviour of the nation ...
Tags: Health, Science, China, India, Africa, World news, Brazil, World Health Organization, Un, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Pune India, Serum Institute, Serum Institute of India, Jair Bolsonaro


China records first Covid death since May as WHO team arrives in Wuhan

Delegation arrives as China suffers growing outbreak of coronavirus in Hebei provinceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMainland China has reported its first Covid-19 death in eight months, as most of a team of experts from the World Health Organization landed in Wuhan to investigate the origins of the pandemic.Two members were stopped in Singapore after tests detected antibodies, while the rest of the delegation began quarantine in Wuhan for two weeks before beginning t...
Tags: Science, China, Singapore, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Wuhan, Hebei, Coronavirus


A WHO team arrived in Wuhan to begin investigating the origin of the novel coronavirus, more than a year after it began to spread

A worker in protective coverings directs members of the World Health Organization (WHO) team on their arrival at the airport in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. AP Photo/Ng Han Guan A team of experts sent by the World Health Organization arrived in Wuhan, China Thursday to begin an investigation into the origins of COVID-19. The novel coronavirus was first detected in the Chinese city more than a year ago, and is believed to have been transmitted to h...
Tags: Science, News, China, Singapore, Trends, Ap, New York Times, United Nations, Who, World Health Organization, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Wuhan, World Health Organization (WHO, Hubei Province


Coronavirus live news: China records first local death in eight months as New York pleads for more Covid vaccine

; Coronavirus variant from UK ‘must not get out of hand’ warns EUUS coronavirus death toll reaches new one-day highUK coronavirus deaths pass 100,000 after 1,564 reported in one dayTokyo outbreak adds to doubts over hosting Olympic GamesSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.13am GMT The Hebei death comes as China readies for the arrival of an expert team of scientists from the World Health Organization, who will start a politically sensitive investigation into the origins of the Covid-19 pand...
Tags: Europe, UK, New York, Science, China, Africa, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Wuhan, Hebei province, Hebei, Coronavirus


WHO's Covid mission to Wuhan: 'It's not about finding China guilty'

Scientists express caution about what they may find and the political sensitivity around investigationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhen the scientists on the World Health Organization’s mission to research the origins of Covid-19 touch down in China as expected on Thursday at the beginning of their investigation they are clear what they will – and what they will not – be doing.They intend to visit Wuhan, the site of the first major outbreak of Covid-19, and talk to...
Tags: Health, Science, China, Society, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, World Health Organization, Wuhan, Coronavirus


WHO experts: Covid mission is not about finger pointing at China

Scientists express caution about what they may find and the political sensitivity around investigationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhen the scientists on the World Health Organization’s mission to research the origins of Covid-19 touch down in China as expected on Thursday at the beginning of their investigation they are clear what they will – and what they will not – be doing.They intend to visit Wuhan, the site of the first major outbreak of Covid-19, and talk to...
Tags: Health, Science, China, Society, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, World Health Organization, Wuhan, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: England mass vaccination sites to open as China says WHO team to arrive within days

South Korea daily virus cases under 500 for first time since record highs in December; China says WHO Covid-19 origins probe team to arrive 14 January; one year has passed since first coronavirus death announced in WuhanChina agrees to let in WHO team investigating Covid origins‘South Africa is going to get a third wave, even a fourth’Vaccine explainer: when will things go back to normal?See all our coronavirus coverage 6.21am GMT The full story now on China agreeing to let the WHO Covid inv...
Tags: South Korea, England, Science, China, UK News, World news, US news, Ap, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, National Health Commission, Coronavirus, WuhanChina


Coronavirus live news: England mass vaccination sites to open; global cases pass 90m

South Korea daily virus cases under 500 for first time since record highs in December; one in five people in England may have had coronavirus; one year has passed since first coronavirus death announced in WuhanUK Covid variant extremely unlikely to evade vaccines, say scientistsBrazilian Covid sleuth shames party people as deaths pass 200,000‘South Africa is going to get a third wave, even a fourth’Vaccine explainer: when will things go back to normal?See all our coronavirus coverage 5.18am G...
Tags: South Korea, England, Science, France, China, UK News, World news, US news, Beijing, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Wuhan, The National Health Commission, Coronavirus


CDC says there's no evidence of a 'USA variant' of the coronavirus, dismissing rumors stoked by the White House task force

Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a briefing on the Trump administration's coronavirus response in the press briefing room of the White House. Tasos Katopodis/Getty The White House coronavirus task force shared a report with states saying a possible "USA variant" may be responsible for the coronavirus surge. The report suggested the USA variant was more transmissible than the original virus, much like the strains reported in the UK and South Africa. But the CDC told Business Insi...
Tags: Health, Usa, UK, Texas, Science, News, Cdc, White House, China, New York City, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Cnn, United States, South Africa


What pregnant people need to know about COVID-19 vaccine safety

Dr. Marina Del Rios, from University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, receives Chicago's first COVID-19 vaccination from Dr. Nikhila Juvvadi on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, at Loretto Hospital, a 122-bed medical facility in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago. Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP Pregnant people who are eligible for the coronavirus vaccine have to decide whether the benefits of the shot outweigh the unknown risks.  There's little data on how the vaccine behave...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Pregnancy, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Chicago, Austin, World Health Organization, Pfizer, Vaccine, Women's Health, Pregnant, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, BOISE Idaho, Ramirez


Europe at tipping point with Covid running rampant, says WHO

Europe director Hans Kluge says rapid spread of new variant is cause for alarm Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEurope is at a tipping point in the course of the pandemic, the World Health Organization has said, warning that the coronavirus is spreading very fast across the continent and the arrival of a new variant has created an “alarming situation”. Related: Coronavirus live news: Japan's PM announces state of emergency for Tokyo; US suffers record daily deaths C...
Tags: Health, Europe, Japan, Science, US, European Union, Society, World news, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Tokyo, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Hans Kluge


What it actually means that a new coronavirus strain is more transmissible - and how that changes your chances of getting sick

Masked travelers on a London Underground platform, September 24, 2020. Getty A new, more transmissible coronavirus strain first detected in the UK has spread worldwide. The variant jumps from person to person more easily, so if you're exposed, your chances of infection are higher. Strict masking and social distancing are still the best means of protection against the variant. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A new, more transmissible strain of coronavirus that was first ...
Tags: Health, UK, New York, Science, London, News, California, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Getty Images, World Health Organization, Getty, London Underground, Mutations


An inflatable Christmas costume may have spread coronavirus particles at a California hospital, potentially infecting at least 51 employees

Redondo Rex walks the neighborhood dressed as a gingerbread cookie in Los Angeles, California on December 1, 2020. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram/Getty Images At least 51 hospital employees at Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center have tested positive for COVID-19 between December 27 to January 5. The outbreak occurred after an emergency room employee briefly wore an inflatable costume to work on Christmas. The costume's fan may have splayed infectious partic...
Tags: Science, News, California, Kaiser Permanente, US, Trends, Hospital, World Health Organization, San Jose, Santa Clara, Charles Davis, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles California, Reno Nevada, Chavez, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


An inflatable Christmas costume may have spread coronavirus particles at a California hospital, potentially infecting 51 employees

Redondo Rex walks the neighborhood dressed as a gingerbread cookie in Los Angeles, California on December 1, 2020. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram/Getty Images At least 51 hospital employees at Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center have tested positive for COVID-19 between December 27 to January 5. The outbreak occurred after an emergency room employee briefly wore an inflatable costume to work on Christmas. The costume's fan may have splayed infectious partic...
Tags: Science, News, California, Kaiser Permanente, US, Trends, Hospital, World Health Organization, San Jose, Santa Clara, Charles Davis, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles California, Reno Nevada, Chavez, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


An inflatable Christmas costume may have spread coronavirus particles at a California hospital, potentially infecting 44 employees

Redondo Rex walks the neighborhood dressed as a gingerbread cookie in Los Angeles, California on December 1, 2020. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram/Getty Images Forty-four hospital employees at Kaiser Permanente San Jose tested positive for COVID-19 from December 27 to January 1. The outbreak occurred after an emergency room employee briefly wore an inflatable costume to work on Christmas. The costume's fan may have splayed infectious particles across the emergency...
Tags: Science, News, California, Kaiser Permanente, US, Trends, Hospital, World Health Organization, San Jose, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles California, Reno Nevada, Chavez, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Patrick T Fallon, Aerosols


An inflatable Christmas costume may have spread coronavirus particles at a California hospital, potentially infecting 43 employees

Redondo Rex walks the neighborhood dressed as a gingerbread cookie in Los Angeles, California on December 1, 2020. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram/Getty Images Forty-three hospital employees at Kaiser Permanente San Jose tested positive for COVID-19 from December 27 to January 1. The outbreak occurred after an emergency room employee briefly wore an inflatable costume to work on Christmas. The costume's fan may have splayed infectious particles across the emergenc...
Tags: Science, News, California, Kaiser Permanente, US, Trends, Hospital, World Health Organization, San Jose, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles California, Reno Nevada, Chavez, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Patrick T Fallon, Aerosols


World takes in muted New Year's Eve under Covid shadow

Britons urged to stay home; France puts 100,000 police out on patrol; Merkel laments hardest year; Times Square closed to publicSee all our coronavirus coverageMillions of people around the world are experiencing a New Year’s Eve like no other – with lockdowns, restrictions and curfews in place in dozens of countries in an attempt to stem the spread of Covid-19 before vaccination drives start to take effect.New Year’s Eve marks one year since the World Health Organization first mentioned a myste...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, China, Germany, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Merkel, Times Square, Coronavirus


World prepares for muted New Year's Eve under Covid shadow

Britons urged to stay home; France puts 100,000 police out on patrol; Merkel laments hardest year; Times Square closed to publicSee all our coronavirus coverageMillions of people around the world are preparing for a New Year’s Eve like no other – with lockdowns, restrictions and curfews in place in dozens of countries in an attempt to stem the spread of Covid-19 before vaccination drives start to take effect.New Year’s Eve marks one year since the World Health Organization first mentioned a myst...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, China, Germany, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Merkel, Times Square, Coronavirus


You Think Covid-19 Is Bad?

Experts with the World Health Organization issued a somber warning on Monday: The next pandemic to strike humanity could be even more devastating than covid-19 has been, especially if we don’t learn our lessons this time around.Read more...
Tags: Science, Who, World Health Organization, Pandemics, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Top WHO scientist says vaccinated travelers should still quarantine, citing lack of evidence that COVID-19 vaccines prevent transmission

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Newark, Delaware, on December 21. REUTERS/Leah Millis The World Health Organization's chief scientist, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, has urged people to be cautious with their behavior even after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Swaminathan told a Monday briefing there was not yet enough evidence from vaccine trials "to be confident that it's going to prevent people from actually getting the infection and therefore being able to pass it on." She added that at least ...
Tags: Europe, Hbo, UK, Science, News, US, Trends, Who, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, Oxford University, Swaminathan, Newark Delaware, Moderna, Axios, Thomas Colson


The WHO said there is no evidence the COVID-19 vaccine will prevent transmissions, meaning travelers will still need to quarantine

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic at ChristianaCare Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware, on December 21, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis The World Health Organization's chief scientist said there is not currently evidence that coronavirus vaccines prevent people from transmitting the virus to other people. Dr. Soumya Swaminathan told a Monday briefing there was not yet enough evidence from vaccine trials "to be confident that it's going to prevent people from actually getting the infection and t...
Tags: Europe, Hbo, UK, Science, News, US, Trends, Who, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, Oxford University, Swaminathan, Newark Delaware, Moderna, Axios, Thomas Colson



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