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Millions of deaths could be avoided under new air quality guidelines, WHO says

WHO's air quality guidelines hadn't been updated in 15 years.
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The World Health Organization compiles data on global COVID-19 vaccine figures but says it can't reveal how many of its own staff have been vaccinated

In this Wednesday, July 28, 2021 file photo, a health worker administers a dose of Janssen COVID-19 vaccine by Johnson & Johnson in the Medina neighborhood in Dakar, Senegal. Leo Correa/AP Photo The World Health Organization refused to say how many of its staff have received a COVID-19 vaccine. The agency told the Associated Press the information was "confidential." In April, the agency said it was against vaccine mandates. See more stories on Insider's business page. The World Healt...
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Coronavirus live news: Austria to hear first lawsuit over resort outbreak; Africa vaccine shortfall raises risk of deadly variants, WHO warns

Court in Vienna to hear civil suit over notorious outbreak at Ischgl ski resort in March 2020 while WHO says lack of vaccine in parts of Africa could turn them into ‘breeding grounds for vaccine-resistant variants’Experts divided over Covid booster shots days ahead of US rolloutLong Covid in children and adolescents is less common than previously fearedAlberta reverses hands-off approach to Covid to tackle ‘crisis of unvaccinated’France suspends 3,000 unvaccinated health workers without paySee a...
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As offices come back, ATMO launches air monitoring device claiming to give COVID-risk score

Way back in 2015 we covered the launch of the Atmotube, a small, innovative, portable air quality monitor which went on to receive a number of awards, post its CES debut. Since rebranding as ATMO, the company, co-founded by Vera Kozyr, is now launching the Atmocube, an indoor air quality monitoring system for businesses and enterprises. This new product is positioned far more for the Post-COVID era, where air quality inside offices is going to be vital, and this time, instead of being small and ...
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Coronavirus live news: Africa ‘left behind by rest of the world’ on vaccines, says WHO; Putin self-isolating

Latest updates: just two African countries have met 40% vaccination target; Covid cases in Russian president’s inner circleCases double in new south-east China Covid outbreak linked to schoolCovid boosters can be offered to all UK over-50s, watchdog confirmsVaccine hesitant people are dying and loved ones want world to listenVictoria’s surging Covid cases put pressure on contact tracingUK coronavirus updates – live 3.35pm BST Just two African countries have met the target of vaccinating 40%...
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18 Months of the COVID-19 Pandemic – a Retrospective in 7 Charts

A lot has happened since the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. A portrait in data highlights trends in everything from case counts, to research publications, to variant spread.
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18 leading scientists, including 2 outgoing FDA officials, say COVID-19 booster shots lack evidence and shouldn't yet be given to the general public

A health workers is seen as Israelis receive the third doses of coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccines at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in West Jerusalem on September 03, 2021. Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Eighteen leading experts said "widespread use" of COVID-19 vaccine boosters isn't backed by evidence. The group included two FDA officials who resigned over the Biden administration's booster shot plan. Current COVID-19 vaccines still protect against severe illness ca...
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The Mu coronavirus variant shares key similarities with Delta, but it doesn't pose a greater threat

Healthcare worker Elizabeth Cameros administers a COVID-19 test to traveler Wade Hopkins at Los Angeles International Airport on November 23, 2020. Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Scientists are closely watching the Mu coronavirus variant. Mu has the potential to resist protection from vaccines or a prior infection. But Mu isn't becoming more prevalent - a sign that it's less concerning than Delta. See more stories on Insider's business page. Last month, ...
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18 months of the COVID-19 pandemic in 7 charts

A woman gets a COVID-19 swab test at the Utah County Health Department in Salt Lake City on November 20, 2020. George Frey/Getty Images Seven charts show the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic over the last 18 months. September 11, 2021 officially marks a year and a half since the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Katelyn Jetelina is an assistant epidemiology professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
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COVID: Cuba begins vaccinated children as young as 2

By Patrick Oppmann | CNN The Cuban government has begun to vaccinate children as young as two years old for COVID-19, the island’s state media reported, in a bid to get kids back into classrooms. While other countries have said they will eventually vaccinate children, Cuba is believed to be the first to give Covid-19 vaccines to toddlers. In September, it declared that its homegrown vaccines were safe to give to young children. Throughout the pandemic, most in-person classes have been suspended ...
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The WHO says rich countries should hold off booster shots until every nation has vaccinated 10% of its population. These 43 countries are short of that mark.

People wait in long lines and for hours to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Sputnik V vaccine at the Manolo Morales Hospital in Managua, on September 4, 2021. STR / AFP The WHO wants all countries to have vaccine rates of more than 10% by the end of September. It has called for rich countries to hold off booster shots until then, and prioritize vaccines abroad. Here are the 43 countries that have fully vaccinated less than 10% of their population. See more stories on Insider's b...
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Coronavirus live news: Japan to extend emergency restrictions; WHO urges booster moratorium until 2022

Japan will extend emergency restrictions in Tokyo and other regions until end of September; WHO chief urges wealthy countries and vaccine makers to prioritise getting first jabs to people in poorer nationsGerman super-spreader event driven by poor ventilation, study findsBlow to DeSantis as judge rules Florida cannot enforce mask mandate banLockdown leaves Vietnam’s poor without foodSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.29am BST The World Health Organization called on Wednesday for countries to...
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Baltimore Comic-Con's COVID policy, and additional guests

COVID Precautions, New Guests for the 2021 Baltimore Comic-Con BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - September 7, 2021 - The Baltimore Comic-Con, taking place October 22-24, 2021 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, is thrilled to be returning to an in-person, live event, and we have determined steps that will be taken in protect...
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Severe breakthrough infections mostly on elderly, sick; WHO calls for moratorium on booster shots: COVID-19 updates

Calling for a moratorium on COVID-19 booster shots, the head of the WHO criticized wealthy countries who control the supply. Latest COVID-19 updates.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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World Health Organization chief urges halt to booster shots for rest of the year

The WHO says 5.5 billion coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered so far, but 80% of those have been to upper- and middle-income...
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Coronavirus live: Covax vaccine-sharing scheme to get 575m fewer shots than thought; UK reports 38,975 new cases

Covax initiative to receive fewer anti-Covid shots due to restrictions on key supplier; UK also reports a further 191 Covid-linked deathsGerman Covid super-spreader event ‘driven by poor ventilation’Nearly 300% more Covid patients in US hospitals than a year agoNew Zealand to rethink plan to reopen borders amid Delta outbreakIdaho enacts ‘crisis standards of care’ protocol to battle CovidUK decision on Covid vaccine boosters expected on Thursday 9.55pm BST Idaho public health leaders have ac...
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WHO Calls for COVID-19 Booster Shot Moratorium Extension Through End of 2021

It’s unclear if member nations will abide by WHO’s wishes, as several, including the U.S., have ignored the organization’s booster moratorium so far.
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WHO calls for moratorium on booster shots; Florida judge rejects ban on school mask mandates: COVID-19 updates

Calling for a moratorium on COVID-19 booster shots, the head of the WHO criticized wealthy countries who control the supply. Latest COVID-19 updates.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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3 concerning variants have caught scientists' attention since Delta emerged - here's how they compare

A medical worker performs a PCR test for COVID-19 on August 31, 2020, at a testing booth in Montreuil, France. Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images Three coronavirus variants - Lambda, Mu, and C.1.2 - have raised red flags among scientists lately. The variants show signs of being highly transmissible, able to circumvent vaccine protection, or both. But so far, none is more concerning than Delta, the world's dominant strain. See more stories on Insider's business page. After the Delta vari...
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WHO calls for moratorium on booster shots; 13 Miami-Dade schools workers have died in 3 weeks: COVID-19 updates

Calling for a moratorium on COVID-19 booster shots, the head of the WHO criticized wealthy countries who control the supply. Latest COVID-19 updates.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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KA Imaging’s Reveal™ 35C Included in WHO Compendium

KA Imaging’s Reveal™ 35C has been included in the WHO's compendium of innovative health technologies for low-resource settings.
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How one policy change could curb two airborne epidemics in SA

South Africa must make dramatic shifts in its Covid-19 prevention strategies to include new evidence that Sars-CoV-2 spreads mainly through the air The post How one policy change could curb two airborne epidemics in SA appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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How one policy change could curb two airborne epidemics in South Africa

South Africa must make dramatic shifts in its Covid-19 prevention strategies to include new evidence that Sars-CoV-2 spreads mainly through the air The post How one policy change could curb two airborne epidemics in South Africa appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Using infodemiology to understand symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 Lambda variant

A new variant (lineage C.37) initially identified in Lima, Peru, has since been classified as “Lambda” by the World Health Organization (WHO). The lambda variant was classified in June 2021 by the WHO as a “variant of interest.”
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Most countries in the world fail to address dementia challenge

Only a quarter of countries worldwide have a national policy, strategy or plan for supporting people with dementia and their families, according to the WHO's 'Global status report on the public health response to dementia', released today.
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A new COVID-19 variant called Mu that might be able to evade immunity from vaccines has been detected in almost every US state

The Mu variant has not detected in Nebraska, South Dakota, and Vermont. Data from: Outbreak.info A new COVID-19 variant called Mu might be able to evade the immunity people get from vaccines, Insider reported. The Mu variant has been detected in 47 US states and the District of Columbia, according to data from Outbreak.info. Only Nebraska, Vermont and South Nebraska are yet to detect a case, the data says. See more stories on Insider's business page. A new variant of COVID-19, which th...
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14 cabins, yurts, A-frames, and other unique Hudson Valley Airbnbs we're eyeing for a fall getaway

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Airbnb New York's Hudson Valley is an easy city escape to enjoy nature, quaint towns, and charming shops. We found Hudson Valley cabins, cottages, and barns in Beacon, Hudson, Rhinebeck, and other towns. All Hudson Valley Airbnbs are highly-rated with top-notch amenities and start under $450 per night. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky While ideal in every season, New York's Hudson Valley is ...
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New coronavirus mutant called ‘Mu variant’ being monitored by World Health Organization

A new coronavirus variant that’s showing the potential to evade immunity is now being closely monitored by the World Health Organization and officials in the United States. The Mu variant — named after the Greek letter, following convention — was first documented in Colombia and has “a constellation of mutations that indicate potential properties of immune escape,” according to a World Health Organization report published earlier this week. The mutant was added to the WHO list of “variants of in...
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WHO warns new Mu variant of COVID-19 could be more vaccine-resistant

Home >News >World >WHO warns new Mu variant of COVID-19 could be more vaccine-resistant. South African scientists are closely monitoring the development of another new variant there. 2, is not yet a variant to follow, nor a variant of concern, according to the classification of the World Health Organization. [Via]
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The WHO is tracking a new COVID-19 variant called Mu that might be able to evade immunity from vaccines and previous infections

The WHO says the Mu variant is now in 39 countries, and has a "constellation of mutations" that might allow it to evade vaccine immunity.
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