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WHO director says we need a vaccine for 'misguided nationalism' to stop rich nations getting the lion's share of vaccines

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO. NETFLIX © 2021 In a new Netflix documentary, the director general of the WHO says "we don't have vaccines for misguided nationalism." The gap between COVID-19 vaccine availability in rich and poor countries is only growing wider. COVID-19 should be a wakeup call, he says, for us "to behave as a global community." When Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, visited China in January of 2020,...
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The WHO recommends the world's first malaria vaccine, saying the shots could 'save tens of thousands of young lives each year'

A nurse prepares a syringe containing a malaria vaccine at the maternity ward of the Ewin Polyclinic, the first Ghanaian clinic to roll out the malaria vaccine Mosquirix or RTS,S, in Cape Coast, Ghana, on April 30, 2019. Cristina Aldehuela/AFP/Getty The World Health Organization recommended rolling out the world's first malaria vaccine Wednesday. Data from a pilot program in Africa shows four doses of the shot can reduce hospitalizations by 30%. Malaria kills 400,000 people a year, mos...
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WHO Expert 'Had Concerns' About Lab Close To 1st COVID Cases

When a World Health Organization-led team traveled to China earlier this year to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, a top official said he was worried about safety standards at a laboratory close to the seafood market where the first human cases were detected, according to a documentary released Thursday by Danish television channel TV2. The Associated Press reports: The Wuhan branch of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention was handling coronaviruses "without poten...
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WHO urges moratorium on COVID booster shots in richer countries

By JAMEY KEATEN | The Associated Press The head of the World Health Organization called Wednesday for a moratorium on administering booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines as a way to help ensure that doses are available in countries where few people have received their first shots. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made the appeal mostly to wealthier countries that have far outpaced the developing world in numbers of vaccinations. He said richer countries have administered about 100 do...
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WHO tells wealthy countries to stop giving out booster shots until poorer nations get more vaccines

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Fabrice Coffrini / AFP via Getty Images The WHO is calling for a moratorium on COVID-19 vaccine boosters through the end of September. Some wealthy nations have begun booster campaigns while low-income countries are still largely unvaccinated. Israel, Germany, and France already have third shots rolling out or coming soon for certain groups. See more stories on Insider's business page. As some countries struggle to g...
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The WHO chief said it was 'premature' to dismiss the COVID-19 lab leak theory because 'lab accidents happen'

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Fabrice Coffrini / AFP via Getty Images The WHO chief appear to shift his stance on the likelihood that COVID-19 came from a lab. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus noted on Thursday: "Lab accidents happen. It's common." The WHO previously said it was "extremely unlikely" that COVID-19 escaped from a Chinese laboratory. See more stories on Insider's business page. The head of the World Health Organization said there was...
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WHO chief said it was 'premature' to dismiss the coronavirus lab-leak theory because 'lab accidents happen'

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Fabrice Coffrini / AFP via Getty Images The WHO chief appeared to shift his stance on the likelihood that the coronavirus leaked from a lab. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday: "Lab accidents happen. It's common." WHO had said it was "extremely unlikely" that the virus escaped from a Chinese laboratory. See more stories on Insider's business page. The head of the World Health Organization said there'...
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WHO chief says push to discount Covid-19 lab leak theory was ‘premature’

Tedros says ‘accidents happen’ in labs and calls on China to be more transparentSee all our coronavirus coverageThe head of the World Health Organization has acknowledged it was premature to rule out a potential link between , and said he was asking China to be more transparent as scientists search for the origins of the coronavirus.In a rare departure from his usual deference to powerful member countries, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said getting access to raw data had been a...
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WHO chief says push to discount lab leak theory was ‘premature’

Tedros says ‘accidents happen’ in labs and calls on China to be more transparentSee all our coronavirus coverageThe head of the World Health Organization has acknowledged it was premature to rule out a potential link between , and said he was asking China to be more transparent as scientists search for the origins of the coronavirus.In a rare departure from his usual deference to powerful member countries, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said getting access to raw data had been a...
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WHO warns countries not to hoard vaccines for 3rd doses while poor countries haven't got any

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Fabrice Coffrini / AFP via Getty Images A top WHO official said Monday not to pursue COVID vaccine booster shots, citing lack of evidence. Some countries with advanced vaccine programs are considering a third-dose strategy. Meanwhile, billions of people around the world have been unable to access a first dose. See more stories on Insider's business page. The world will look back "in shame" at countries pursuing boo...
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WHO warns countries not to hoard vaccines for 3rd doses while poor countries don't have any

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Fabrice Coffrini / AFP via Getty Images A top WHO official on Monday said not to pursue COVID-19 vaccine boosters, citing lack of evidence. Some countries with advanced vaccine programs are considering a third-dose strategy. At the same time, billions of people have been unable to access a first dose. See more stories on Insider's business page. World Health Organization officials on Monday said the world would loo...
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Coronavirus live news: WHO appeals for rich countries to donate vaccines rather than using boosters

Not enough evidence to show that third vaccine doses are needed, says WHO; Germany to re-evaluate basing restrictions on case numbers; South Korea cases top 1,000 for seventh dayWHO says greed is driving vaccine disparitiesDutch PM sorry for early reopening as France tightens Covid rulesTwo apartment blocks in Australia in hard lockdownFrance mandates Covid health pass for restaurants and cafésSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.06am BST Top officials at the World Health Organization say ther...
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The Latest: South Africa resumes restrictions to fight surge

By The Associated Press JOHANNESBURG — South Africa has reintroduced tough restrictions including a ban on alcohol sales and an extended nightly curfew as it fights a fast-increasing surge of COVID-19 cases. President Cyril Ramaphosa says the delta variant that was first discovered in India appears to be driving South Africa’s new increase. South Africa recorded more than 15,000 new cases Sunday including 122 deaths. That brings its total fatalities to near 60,000. The country’s most populous pr...
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The Latest: Romania’s capital marks a day without new cases

By The Associated Press BUCHAREST, Romania — Romania’s capital did not record any new coronavirus cases on Sunday, officials said. Just a few months ago, Bucharest’s intensive care units were stretched to maximum capacity as its 14-day accumulative infection rate topped 7 per 1,000 inhabitants. Now the capital’s infection rate — the same as the country as a whole — stands at just 0.05 per 1,000 inhabitants. “Bucharest has the highest vaccination rate in the country,” Prime Minister Florin Citu w...
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The Latest: Tokyo governor rests amid worries over Olympics

By The Associated Press TOKYO — Tokyo’s governor, who has taken time off since last week due to severe fatigue, needs to rest several more days this week, the metropolitan government said Sunday, as experts warn a resurgence of the infections less than a month before the capital city hosts the Olympics. Gov. Yuriko Koike has been resting since last Wednesday due to severe fatigue. She was to rest until Sunday but Tokyo metropolitan officials said she will be off several more days. She has been d...
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Biden sets 90-day deadline for more details on coronavirus origins

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden and his officials are calling for further investigation into the coronavirus' origins. The president gave the intelligence community 90 days to assess the veracity of a possible lab leak. A WHO report suggested it's "most likely" the virus jumped naturally from animals to people. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden wants answers about the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, and has...
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Biden administration officials call for a 'transparent' investigation into origins of coronavirus

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden officials are calling on the WHO to further investigate the origins of the coronavirus. "We need to get to the bottom of this and we need a completely transparent process from China," an official said. A WHO report suggested it's "most likely" the virus jumped naturally from animals to people. See more stories on Insider's business page. Biden administration officials this week renewed calls for an investigation le...
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A lab leak in Wuhan versus a natural hop from bats: The evidence for each theory of the coronavirus' origin

Guards stand outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology on February 3, 2021. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty The idea that the coronavirus leaked from a Wuhan lab has not been disproved, though a WHO report said it's extremely unlikely. The virus probably jumped to people from animals. Here's a breakdown of the evidence in favor of a lab leak and a natural spillover from animals. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's the theory that refuses to die: Might the coronavir...
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A lab leak in Wuhan versus a natural hop from bats: Evidence for each theory of the coronavirus pandemic's origin

Guards stand outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology on February 3, 2021. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty The idea that the coronavirus leaked from a Wuhan lab has not been disproved, though a WHO report said it's extremely unlikely. The virus probably jumped to people from animals. Here's a breakdown of the evidence in favor of a lab leak and a natural spillover from animals. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's the theory that refuses to die: Might the coronavir...
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The US will send 13% of its vaccine supply overseas in the next 6 weeks, after the WHO said the world faces 'vaccine apartheid'

President Joe Biden. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images The US will send 80 million coronavirus shots - 13% of its total supply - abroad by the end of June. The country still has enough for all eligible Americans, President Biden said Monday. The WHO recently criticized wealthy countries for hoarding doses, calling it "vaccine apartheid." See more stories on Insider's business page. The US will send 80 million coronavirus vaccine doses, or 13% of its total supply, abroad by the end of June, ...
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A lab leak in Wuhan remains a 'viable' theory for the coronavirus' origin, an international group of scientists says

The Wuhan Institute of Virology, pictured on April 17, 2020. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty A WHO investigation found that it's extremely unlikely the coronavirus leaked from a Wuhan lab. But some scientists say the lab-leak theory remains viable and should be investigated further. There's no evidence the virus was present in any labs, but the WHO couldn't conduct a full audit. See more stories on Insider's business page. A year-and-a-half into the pandemic, experts are still...
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One chart shows how dramatically the pace of vaccinations differs from country to country

People wait in line to receive COVID-19 vaccines in Mumbai, India, April 24, 2021. Satish Bate/Hindustan Times/Getty Images The global vaccine rollout is very uneven - some nations may reach herd immunity years before others. Israel, the US, and UK are vaccinating people fastest, while Brazil, India, and Japan trail behind. One chart shows when 18 different countries will reach three key vaccination milestones. See more stories on Insider's business page. By next week, around half the...
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Data Withheld From WHO Team Probing COVID-19 Origins in China: Tedros

Data was withheld from World Health Organization investigators who travelled to China to research the origins of the coronavirus epidemic, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said this week. From a report: The United States, the European Union and other Western countries immediately called for China to give "full access" to independent experts to all data about the original outbreak in late 2019. In its final report, written jointly with Chinese scientists, a WHO-led team that spent ...
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The WHO's leader said its investigation into whether the coronavirus leaked from a Wuhan lab was not 'extensive enough'

World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland. Fabrice Coffrini/Pool via REUTERS After an investigation, the WHO said it's "extremely unlikely" the coronavirus leaked from a lab. But the WHO's director-general said its investigation of that theory wasn't "extensive enough." There's no evidence the virus had been in any labs, but the WHO couldn't conduct a full audit. See more stories on Insider's bu...
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Study says animals are the likely source of COVID-19

BEIJING — A joint World Health Organization-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario and that a lab leak is “extremely unlikely,” according to a draft copy obtained by The Associated Press. The findings offer little new insight into how the virus first emerged and leave many questions unanswered, though that was as expected. But the report does provide more detail on the reasoning behind the ...
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Rich countries hoarding COVID-19 vaccines are making a mistake that could worsen their own death tolls, experts say

A man receives a coronavirus vaccine in the Ivory Coast on March 1, 2021, with a vaccine secured through the WHO's COVAX program. Cyrille Bah/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Rich countries have acquired most of the world's vaccines, leaving poorer countries with little. Such unequal distribution risks higher death tolls, even in the rich nations, experts say. New variants develop faster when infection is widespread — and those which emerge in poor nations are unlikely to stay there. Vi...
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Coronavirus live: 'all hypotheses still open' on virus origin, says WHO; Germany shut parts of land border

French health authority will give one jab to previously infected people; Germany to ban travel from Czech border regions and Austria’s TyrolTrump’s case of coronavirus was far worse than he admitted, report saysAustralia: snap five-day Covid lockdown for VictoriaPlan to vaccinate town in Brazil against Covid sparks real estate rushPfizer vaccine found to give strong immune response to new variantsUK coronavirus – latest updates 4.05pm GMT All hypotheses are still open in the World Health Org...
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Cuomo asks Pfizer to sell its COVID-19 vaccine directly to New York as the head of WHO warns of mounting inequities in vaccine distribution

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked Pfizer on Monday to sell its coronavirus vaccine directly to his state. Spencer Platt/Getty Images On Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on Pfizer to sell doses of its coronavirus vaccine directly to New York. The proposal would require Pfizer to bypass the federal government's Operation Warp Speed campaign to vaccinate hundreds of millions of Americans. "The distribution of any doses obtained directly from Pfizer will follow the rigorous guidance the State h...
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Cuomo asked Pfizer to sell its COVID-19 vaccine directly to New York, as the head of the WHO warns of mounting inequities in vaccine distribution

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo asked Pfizer on Monday to sell its coronavirus vaccine directly to his state. Spencer Platt/Getty Images On Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called on pharmaceutical company Pfizer to sell doses of its coronavirus vaccine directly to New York state. The proposal to work directly with New York's state government would require Pfizer to bypass the federal government's Operation Warp Speed campaign to vaccinate hundreds of millions of Americans. "The distribution ...
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The world is 'on the brink of a catastrophic moral failure' by failing to get vaccines to poorer countries, the WHO warns

Bidemi Aye receives a pre-paid debt card for cash and food provided by World Food Programme (WFP) in a makeshift home in the Makoko riverine slum settlement in Lagos, Nigeria on November 27, 2020. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images The world was on "on the brink of catastrophic moral failure,' over vaccine distribution, the head of the World Health Organization said Monday. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it was not right that younger, healthier adults in rich countries are vaccinat...
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