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Khaya Sithole: World needs a shot in the arm, not its own foot

Hedging and hoarding behaviour around vaccine access was inevitable, but it will be impossible for the global economy to recover until the majority of the world’s citizens have been inoculated The post Khaya Sithole: World needs a shot in the arm, not its own foot appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, World Health Organisation, Hoarding, Openaccess, Hedging, Top Six, Khaya Sithole, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covax, Global Health Centre, Risk Hedging, Vaccine Manufacture


Calls for transparency in how KZN manages Covid-19

Doctors, nurses, undertakers and civic activists want national and provincial interventions that address the reality of the dire situation in KwaZulu-Natal The post Calls for transparency in how KZN manages Covid-19 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Funerals, Hospitals, National, World Health Organisation, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, Department Of Health, Openaccess, KZN, Top Six, Sihle Zikalala, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Second Wave


The dark side of Israel’s vaccine success story

Israel is refusing to provide the vaccine to the millions of Palestinians it is forcefully ruling over. The post The dark side of Israel’s vaccine success story appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Israel, Palestine, West Bank, Vaccination, World Health Organisation, Benjamin Netanyahu, Openaccess, Palestinian Authority, Geneva Convention, COVID-19, Covax, Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, Covax programme, Sputnik V vaccine


Coronavirus live news: WHO mission will fly directly to Wuhan; US CDC expands pre-flight Covid testing

Coronavac less effective than previously thought; US coronavirus testing requirements expanded to most international air travellers; WHO investigation team will fly directly to WuhanNegative Covid test required to enter England from FridayGermany and Netherlands likely to extend lockdowns‘Countless horrors’: LA hospital at centre of Covid crisisWHO mission to Wuhan: ‘it’s not about finding China guilty’See all our coronavirus coverage 3.09am GMT China has recorded the biggest daily jump in C...
Tags: Europe, England, La, China, Singapore, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Beijing, Netherlands, Who, World Health Organisation, Wuhan, Wuhan China


Covid-19’s second wave hits Sudan harder and faster

The pandemic has helped to expose the dire state of Sudan’s healthcare system, which lacks both equipment and medical personnel The post Covid-19’s second wave hits Sudan harder and faster appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, Public Health, Healthcare, Sudan, Vaccinations, World Health Organisation, Vaccines, Openaccess, Kovacs, Khartoum, Top Six, Disinformation, Muhammed Idris, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covax


The problem with generalisations

Despite the media's wish for a neat story, the African continent's response to Covid-19 is all over the map The post The problem with generalisations appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, World Health Organisation, Police Brutality, Openaccess, Cyril Ramaphosa, Lockdown, Top Six, South African Government, Sean Jacobs, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19


Leadership key to defeating Covid-19 and tackling global challenges

Good leaders build trust which is essential to health - the foundation of prosperous economies The post Leadership key to defeating Covid-19 and tackling global challenges appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, World Health Organisation, Vaccine, Openaccess, Marshall Plan, Tedros Ghebreyesus, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid Tools Accelerator


WHO experts to wade into tricky territory in hunt for virus’ origins

A year after the outbreak started, WHO experts are due in China for a highly politicised visit to explore the origins of the coronavirus, in a trip trailed by accusations of cover-ups, conspiracy and fears of a whitewash. Under the global glare, Beijing delayed access for independent experts into China to probe the origins of […] The post WHO experts to wade into tricky territory in hunt for virus’ origins appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, China, Beijing, Who, World Health Organisation, Wuhan, Robert Koch Institute, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Excess use of antibiotics due to COVID-19 triggers 'super gonorrhea'

The World Health Organisation clearly states the sexually transmitted infection (STI) may become even more resistant to the recommended...
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Pandemic of human rights abuses haunts governments in East and Southern Africa

In a year defined by Covid-19, human rights violations, including massacres of civilians and crackdowns on opposition parties, have plagued these regions The post Pandemic of human rights abuses haunts governments in East and Southern Africa appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Elections, Human Rights, Africa, Uganda, Hunger, Angola, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Zambia, World Health Organisation, Mozambique, Activists, Madagascar, Malawi, Namibia


'We need help': Sweden's capital sounds the alarm as its hospitals fill with coronavirus patients

Sweden's Minister for Health and Social Affairs Lena Hallengren (L) and State epidemiologist Anders Tegnell of the Public Health Agency of Sweden speak during a news conference on July 30, 2020 in Stockholm, Sweden. Naina Helen Jama/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images The head of Stockholm's health service has pleaded for help from the government as the Swedish capital's hospitals fill with COVID-19 patients amid a spiralling new wave of infections. Bjorn Eriksson, director of healthca...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, Sweden, Trends, World Health Organisation, Norway, Stockholm, Reuters, Stefan Lofven, Norway Sweden, Bjorn Eriksson, L, Thomas Colson, Coronavirus, COVID


Coronavirus live news: WHO warns 'vaccines do not equal zero Covid'; row over distorted Greek data claims

WHO concerned over perception that vaccine-approval means pandemic is over; revelations of distorted case tallies cause controversy in GreeceUS breaks daily case record as Fauci warns of ‘terrible’ JanuaryCovid vaccines offer chance for big pharma to improve its imageWuhan virologist warns more bat coronaviruses can cross overUS coronavirus updates - live 4.59pm GMT The World Health Organisation is concerned progress on vaccines has led to a growing perception that the pandemic has come to a...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, UK News, World news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Who, World Health Organisation, Pfizer, Bahrain, Fauci, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus


Leaked documents reveal China severely underreported coronavirus cases as the pandemic spread

Chinese President Xi Jinping. Noel Celis - Pool/Getty Images Leaked documents reveal that China significantly underreported the number of coronavirus cases in the early stages of the pandemic. Health data from Chinese health authorities leaked to CNN shows that officials in the Hubei province, where the virus is believed to have originated, failed to report thousands of new daily cases. On February 10 — when China reported 2,478 new cases — officials privately recorded 5,918 new cases, mor...
Tags: Politics, News, China, US, Trends, Cnn, Beijing, New York Times, Associated Press, World Health Organisation, Wuhan, Trump, Hubei, US Department of Homeland Security, Hubei Province, Yichang


UN Internet Governance Forum: Risks and regulation of AI in healthcare

“We [as a society] clearly want to have more AI applications to solve serious societal problems, such as the pandemic, but we are not ready to respond to the risks that will come with these applications,” said Katarzyna Szymielewicz, a lawyer and activist on human rights and technology, said at the Internet Governance Forum 2020. She is also the cofounder and  president of the Panoptykon Foundation in Poland.  We already have data protection safeguards such as the GDPR (General Data Protectio...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, Africa, Eu, Artificial Intelligence, Poland, European Commission, Un, World Health Organisation, Smith, Internet Governance Forum, European Union Agency, Panoptykon Foundation, Katarzyna Szymielewicz, Szymielewicz


Covid-19 vaccines offer hope as world leaders plan for future

Hopes over Covid-19 vaccines have given a boost to virus-weary citizens across the globe, but the disease remains rampant and world leaders are urging people to be patient The post Covid-19 vaccines offer hope as world leaders plan for future appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: France, World, United States, United Kingdom, Qantas, Boris Johnson, World Health Organisation, Openaccess, Top Six, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Covid-19 Vaccine


Covid-19 vaccines offer hope as world leaders plan for future

Hopes over Covid-19 vaccines have given a boost to virus-weary citizens across the globe, but the disease remains rampant and world leaders are urging people to be patient The post Covid-19 vaccines offer hope as world leaders plan for future appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: France, World, United States, United Kingdom, Qantas, Boris Johnson, World Health Organisation, Openaccess, Top Six, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Covid-19 Vaccine


Eskom’s emissions are not compatible with the South African constitution

The government must not cave to Eskom’s demand that it be exempt from air pollution rules. Furthermore, the power utility needs to stay true to the principles of its own just transition strategy The post Eskom’s emissions are not compatible with the South African constitution appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Energy, Human Rights, Environment, Debt, Air Pollution, Pollution, Coal, Renewables, Electricity, Constitution, World Health Organisation, Emissions, Sustainable Development Goals, Mpumalanga, Environmental Justice


$500m for Covid test, treat, vaccine

France, Spain, the European Commission and Britain as well as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have pledged money for equity in the treatment of Covid-19 The post $500m for Covid test, treat, vaccine appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, France, Spain, Britain, European Commission, Who, World Health Organisation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Pfizer, Vaccine, Bill, Openaccess, Melinda Gates Foundation, France Spain, COVID-19, ACT-Accelerator


WHO drops censorship of words 'Taiwan' and 'China' on social media after backlash

Heath body says countries’ names had been blocked on their Facebook page because of an ‘onslaught’ of cyber attacksThe World Health Organisation has removed social media filters which were censoring the words “Taiwan” and “China” from its Facebook page after an online backlash, but said the blocks were because of an “onslaught” of cyber attacks.The about-face comes amid intense criticism over China’s continued blocking of Taiwan – which has gone more than 215 days without a local case of Covid-1...
Tags: China, World news, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Who, World Health Organization, World Health Organisation, Heath, World Health Assembly Continue


Wheeling and dealing for a Covid-19 vaccine

A Covid-19 jab could cost hundreds of rands. Or not. It’s anyone’s guess. Could another pandemic almost a century ago hold clues for handling the coronavirus today? The post Wheeling and dealing for a Covid-19 vaccine appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Hiv, Netflix, United Kingdom, World Health Organisation, Vaccines, Global South, Top Six, Polio Vaccine, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine, Rich Countries


Covid-19 disrupts HIV and TB services

While data is still trickling in on how much the pandemic affects health systems, there are far-reaching consequences for people living with HIV and tuberculosis. The post Covid-19 disrupts HIV and TB services appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Hiv, World Health Organisation, Tuberculosis, Openaccess, Tb, Top Six, Zweli Mkhize, Coronavirus, Comorbidities, South Africa (country, COVID-19, 2020 WHO TB Report, Paliani Chinguwo, Southern Africa Trade Union Coordination Council


YouTube bans videos with COVID-19 vaccine misinformation: Report

YouTube said will remove videos that contain misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines, in an expansion of its existing rules about conspiracy theories and falsehoods about the pandemic, the Verge reported. Any vaccine-related content that contradicts information from “local health authorities” or the World Health Organisation is now prohibited. “A COVID-19 vaccine may be imminent, therefore we’re ensuring we have the right policies in place to be able to remove misinformation related to a COVID-19...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, News, Youtube, Bill Gates, Vaccination, World Health Organisation, Misinformation, Farshad Shadloo, Coronavirus, Covid19, Online Content Moderation


The quiet front line battle of South Africa’s rural nurses

The focus may have been on urban nurses during the Covid-19 pandemic, but those in rural areas suffer similar fates. However, very little is known about how they have been able to cope The post The quiet front line battle of South Africa’s rural nurses appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, South Africa, Who, World Health Organisation, Openaccess, Tb, Top Six, Personal Protective Equipment, Klerksdorp, PPE, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Pudumong, Reivilo Health Centre, Taung hospital


The challenges of delivering a Covid-19 vaccine in Africa requires a new approach

It is imperative that we train healthcare workers and participate in continent-wide collaboration The post The challenges of delivering a Covid-19 vaccine in Africa requires a new approach appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, Hiv, Uganda, United States, Infectious Diseases, Healthcare, Kenya, Zambia, World Health Organisation, Vaccine, New Mexico, Malaria, Namibia, Tuberculosis, African Union, Openaccess


Invest in children to boost SA’s recovery

Providing effective, population-scale family support and 21st century transformative education is a nonnegotiable if we are to have any chance of eradicating violence, poverty, and inequality. The post Invest in children to boost SA’s recovery appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Children, World Health Organisation, Sustainable Development, Human Capital, Sustainable Development Goals, Multigenerational, United Nations Children’s Fund


WHO’s flawed vaccine plan means well

Drug companies can be forced to ‘help’ competitors when it’s in the public interest. The WHO seeks a similar strategy for a Covid vaccine The post WHO’s flawed vaccine plan means well appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Opinion, Who, World Health Organisation, Vaccine, International Relations, Top Six, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine


Coronavirus live news: vaccine trial raises hopes of some protection; Covid travel slump could cost 46m jobs

Trial shows ‘robust’ immune response; warning over global impact of travel collapse; Belgium death toll exceeds 10,000World Bank announces $12bn plan for vaccines for poor countries‘Only time will tell’: Russia places huge bet on Covid vaccineWalt Disney sheds 28,000 jobs at theme parks as pandemic bitesIsrael bans mass protests as Covid lockdown tightensUK coronavirus updates – live 2.29pm BST The World Health Organisation’s director-general has urged more countries to join its COVAX global...
Tags: Science, Russia, Disney, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Netherlands, Microbiology, United Nations, Belgium, World Health Organisation, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Coronavirus outbreak


Women accuse aid workers of sexual abuse during the DRC’s Ebola crisis

More than 50 women have accused Ebola aid workers from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and leading nongovernmental organisations of sexual exploitation and abuse in the Democratic Republic of Congo, an investigation by the nonprofit news agency The New Humanitarian and the Thomson Reuters Foundation has revealed. In interviews, 51 women — many of whose […] The post Women accuse aid workers of sexual abuse during the DRC’s Ebola crisis appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Ebola, Africa, United Nations, Central African Republic, Oxfam, World Health Organisation, Unicef, Haiti, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Openaccess, Drc, Thomson Reuters Foundation, World Health Organisation WHO, Beni, Alima, Peacekeepers


Coronavirus live news: one million deaths worldwide; warning that Germany faces 19,200 cases a day

Global death toll passes one million; Angela Merkel says new action is needed in Germany; New York test positivity rate climbsGlobal coronavirus deaths pass 1m with no sign rate is slowingInteractive: how did we get to one million deaths?Tests that give results in minutes to be rolled out across worldUK coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.19am BST Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organisation, says the 1 million Covid deaths marks a ...
Tags: UK, New York, Germany, Angela Merkel, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, World Health Organisation, Josh Halliday, Caroline Davies, Tedros Ghebreyesus, Ghebreyesus, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus live news: Iceland cluster traced to non-isolating French tourists; virus 'becoming more contagious'

US scientists believe virus is mutating, becoming more contagious; 100 cases in Reykjavík linked to two French visitorsRio cancels Carnival for first time in a century as global deaths near 1mWhat lessons can Europe learn from Sweden’s Covid-19 experience?Helsinki airport enlists sniffer dogs to detect CovidMarseille fury at Paris decree to shut its bars amid record case riseUK coronavirus updates – live 10.29am BST A cluster of around 100 Covid-19 cases in Iceland have been traced back to t...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Paris, World Health Organisation, Iceland, Reykjavik, Coronavirus outbreak, Þórólfur Guðnason, Ann Moen