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The WHO warned that the Delta coronavirus variant is the 'fittest' strain yet and will 'pick off' the most vulnerable people

A nurse puts on her PPE before tending to a COVID-19 patient in Essen, Germany. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images The Delta coronavirus variant is on track to become the dominant strain in many nations. WHO officials said Monday that the Delta variant is "faster" and "fitter." "It will pick off the more vulnerable more efficiently than previous variants," Dr. Mike Ryan said. See more stories on Insider's business page. World Health Organization officials warned Monday that the Delta coronavi...
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Coronavirus live news: Scotland to announce ‘life beyond level zero’; North Korea tells WHO it has detected no cases

North Korea claims zero cases from more than 30,000 tests; Scotland “unlikely” to see restrictions ease on 28 June; US average deaths fall below 300 for first time since March 2020Are you kidding me?’ Fauci responds to rightwing attacks over emailsAustralia’s vaccine rollout ‘constrained’ by Pfizer supply shortages until AugustIndonesia tightens restrictions as it confirms record new casesSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.52am BST North Korea has told the World Health Organization it tested...
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The Latest: NKorea Tells WHO It Has Detected No Virus Cases

North Korea has told the World Health Organization it tested more than 30,000 people for the coronavirus through June 10 but has yet to find a single infection.
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NYC Advises Orgy Goers to Get Vaccinated ASAP

The New York City Department of Health wants the next few months to be a #hotvaxsummer just as much as everyone else. In a new, released today, health officials tout the covid-19 vaccines as the best way to avoid catching covid-19 while getting up close and personal with others. And while everyone…Read more...
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Vaccine Technology Transfer Center to Open in South Africa

The head of the World Health Organization says the U.N. organization is in talks to create the first-ever technology transfer hub for coronavirus vaccines in South Africa, a move to boost supply to the continent desperately in need of COVID-19 jabs.
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WHO Says Delta is the Fastest and Fittest Covid Variant and Will 'Pick Off' Most Vulnerable

The highly contagious delta variant is the fastest and fittest coronavirus strain yet, and it will "pick off" the most vulnerable people, especially in places with low Covid-19 vaccination rates, World Health Organization officials warned Monday. From a report: Delta, first identified in India, has the potential "to be more lethal because it's more efficient in the way it transmits between humans and it will eventually find those vulnerable individuals who will become severely ill have to be hos...
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The Latest: WHO Planning Vaccine Tech Hub in South Africa

The head of the World Health Organization says it is in discussions with numerous companies and institutions to create a technology transfer hub for coronavirus vaccines in South Africa.
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The WHO's top scientist says we don't yet know if COVID-19 booster shots are a good idea

Dr. Soumya Swaminathan (left), the WHO's chief scientist. Sanchit Khanna/Hindustan Times/Getty Images The WHO's top scientist said it's too early to recommend COVID-19 vaccine booster shots. Soumya Swaminathan said we don't yet have enough data. Vaccine manufacturers are developing extra doses that could boost the immune response in fully-vaccinated people. See more stories on Insider's business page. The World Health Organization's top scientist says it's too e...
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Medical leaders urge Boris Johnson to bring air pollution below WHO limit

Alliance of doctors and nurses calls for environment bill to include reduction in small particle pollution limitsMedical leaders are urging Boris Johnson to cut legal levels of air pollution in the UK to below World Health Organization limits in response to the death of the schoolgirl Ella Kissi-Debrah from toxic air.Members of the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change are calling for the reduction in limits of PM2.5 to be included in the environment bill, which returns to parliament this week. C...
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Fauci pushes back against the 'craziness' of attacks on his evolving pandemic response, saying 'that's the way science works'

Dr. Anthony Fauci in Washington, DC, on February 25, 2021. Saul Loeb /AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci pushed back against attacks on his evolving response to the pandemic, Axios reported. Fauci said attacks on his shifting positions are "actually criticizing science." Fauci has become a frequent punching bag among right-wing media and politicians. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci is pushing back more pointedly against attacks criticizing his evolvin...
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The Latest: Protests decry Brazil policies as toll tops 500K

By The Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Anti-government protesters have taken to the streets in cities across Brazil as the nation’s confirmed death toll from COVID-19 soared past half a million. It’s a tragedy many critics blame on President Jair Bolsonaro’s attempt to minimize the disease. Thousands gathered Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, waving flags reading “Get out Bolsonaro.” Other marchers hoisted posters reading: “500 thousand deaths. It’s his fault.” Similar marches took place in at least...
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The Latest: Brazil’s COVID-19 death toll tops 500,000

By The Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil said Saturday that more than 500,000 people in the country are confirmed to have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. The nation of 210 million people has been reporting an average of more than 2,000 daily deaths in recent days. Brazil’s reported death toll is second only to that of the U.S., where the number of lives lost has topped 600,000. Health Minister Marcelo Queiroga confirmed that the official death toll had passed 500,000. ...
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Guinea Declares End to Latest Ebola Outbreak That Killed 12

The World Health Organization has declared an end to the Ebola outbreak in Guinea that emerged in February and killed 12 people.
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The Palestinian Authority rejected 90,000 vaccine doses from Israel because they were almost expired

A Palestinian health worker displays a vial of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, on February 24. Yousef Masoud/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The Palestinian Authority canceled a deal to swap coronavirus vaccine doses with Israel on Friday. The PA said the doses were supposed to expire in July or August, but expired this month instead. Several human-rights organizations have called on Israel to give Palestinians vaccines right away. See more st...
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Covid live: EU loses AstraZeneca legal challenge; Africa coronavirus trajectory ‘very, very concerning’, says WHO

Court in Brussels rejects EU request for more deliveries by end of June; WHO expert says underreporting means case levels are worryingCases of Covid Delta variant in UK rise to over 75,000, says PHEA silent decimation: South America’s losing battle against CovidWales delays easing Covid restrictions by four weeksUK minister won’t tell workers to return to office when lockdown endsSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.18pm BST Canada said on Friday it will extend restrictions that bar non-essent...
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Africa COVID Trajectory Is 'Very Concerning', WHO Official Says

GENEVA (Reuters) - The trend of COVID-19 cases in Africa is very concerning, a senior World Health Organization official said on Friday.Absolute...
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Covid live: EU loses AstraZeneca legal challenge; Delta variant cases in UK rise by over 33,000 in a week

Court in Brussels rejects EU request for more deliveries by end of June; Delta variant now accounts for 99% of all UK casesCases of Covid Delta variant in UK rise to over 75,000, says PHEA silent decimation: South America’s losing battle against CovidWales delays easing Covid restrictions by four weeksUK minister won’t tell workers to return to office when lockdown endsSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.24pm BST The World Health Organization’s chief scientist said on Friday that results fro...
Tags: UK, Eu, European Union, World news, Delta, European Commission, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, South America, Vaccines and immunisation, Brussels, Reuters, Ursula von der Leyen, Coronavirus, COVID, Covid Delta


Every Disney theme park around the world is open for first time in 17 months

Every Disney theme park around the world has reopened for the first time in 17 months after unprecedented coronavirus closures shuttered all 12 parks at one point or another for months at a time amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Disneyland Paris and the adjacent Walt Disney Studios Park reopened on Thursday, June 17 — making the duo the final two Disney theme parks to return from pandemic closures around the globe. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and interesting every wee...
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Covid live: travel in and out of Lisbon to be banned after Portugal cases surge; Nepal plea for vaccine doses

Spike in new Covid-19 cases in Lisbon region; Nepal reduces coronavirus infections but is in need of vaccine dosesPrevious Covid infection may not offer long-term protection, study findsJapan eases Tokyo’s Covid restrictions as it prepares for OlympicsDouble-jabbed UK tourists could skip amber-list quarantineRyanair and airport group launch legal action over ‘traffic light’ systemSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.14pm BST EU states must use all the vaccine options available to fight Covid, ...
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The Biden administration plans to invest $3.2 billion in COVID-19 antiviral drugs

President Joe Biden. Evan Vucci/AP The Biden administration is putting $3.2 billion toward antiviral medicines for COVID-19. The ideal drug could be taken early in the course of an illness to prevent hospitalization. So far, the FDA has only approved one drug to treat COVID-19 in hospitalized patients. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Biden administration announced on Thursday that it will invest $3.2 billion in the development and manufacturing of antiviral medicines f...
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WHO official urges faster supply of Covid vaccines to Africa as cases surge

Several countries have run out as third wave sweeps continent, where fewer than one in 100 people have had jabCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHealth officials in Africa have called for an urgent acceleration in the supply of vaccines to the continent to curb a new wave of Covid-19 infections and the evolution of new, potentially dangerous variants.Fewer than one in 100 people on the continent have received a vaccine, meaning the surging infections are likely to kill t...
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Covid live: UK reports 9,055 new cases; South Africa records highest daily cases in five months

UK reports nine deaths amid highest new cases since February; South Africa’s infections jumped by 13,246 on WednesdayFrance and Spain ease mask-wearing as vaccine schemes gather paceNew drug cuts deaths among patients with no Covid antibodiesJapan could allow up to 10,000 spectators at Tokyo Olympic eventsUK again excluded from EU’s Covid-safe travel list, but US addedUK coronavirus updates – live 8.18pm BST US president Joe Biden said China was trying to project itself as a responsible nati...
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WHO: Effective action needed to protect the health of children from toxic e-waste

Effective and binding action is urgently required to protect the millions of children, adolescents and expectant mothers worldwide whose health is jeopardized by the informal processing of discarded electrical or electronic devices according to a new ground-breaking report from the World Health Organization: Children and Digital Dumpsites.
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U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Reach 600K

600,000 people with COVID-19 have died in this this country. That is such an appalling number. The World Health Organization says even people who have had COVID-19 should get vaccinated. The virus has not gone away. The Delta variant is growing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Plexiglass Is Everywhere, With No Proof It Keeps Covid at Bay

Sales of plexiglass tripled to roughly $750 million in the U.S. after the pandemic hit, as offices, schools, restaurants and retail stores sought protection from the droplets that health authorities suspected were spreading the coronavirus. There was just one hitch. Not a single study has shown that the clear plastic barriers actually control the virus, said Joseph Allen of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. From a report: "We spent a lot of time and money focused on hygiene theater,...
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Eradicating polio is finally within reach. Why is the UK taking its foot off the pedal? | Anne Wafula Strike

Instead of cutting the aid budget – including 95% from the plan to stamp out the disease – Britain should take a global leadDespite the Covid pandemic, there have been just two recorded cases of wild polio in 2021 – in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the two remaining hiding places for the disease. But eradication is not guaranteed. Polio is virulent and spreads quickly. Even one case poses a threat to unvaccinated children everywhere, which is why a new strategy launched last week by the Global Polio...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, UK News, World news, Afghanistan, Britain, South and Central Asia, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Aid, Global development, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Polio, Anne Wafula Strike


China and the west must now cooperate to achieve global Covid vaccine coverage | Sophie Zinser

Given the G7’s underwhelming pledge, WHO approval for two Chinese jabs is a welcome boost “Vaccine diplomacy” has evolved into a dirty phrase, not least in relation to China and the notion that its government could be exchanging ineffective jabs for geopolitical capital. At the weekend the G7 pledged just 1bn of the 11bn vaccines needed to immunise low- and middle-income countries, suggesting that the west cannot vaccinate the world alone. But, over the past month, international scientific and p...
Tags: Health, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Who, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, G7, American Medical Association, Sinovac, Coronavirus, Sinopharm, Sophie Zinser


Vaccines and oxygen run out as third wave of Covid hits Uganda

Vaccine thefts reported and hospitals unable to admit patients as cases leap 2,800% in a month Uganda has all but run out of Covid-19 vaccines and oxygen as the country grapples with another wave of the pandemic.Both private and public medical facilities in the capital, Kampala and in towns across the country – including regional hubs in Entebbe, Jinja, Soroti, Gulu and Masaka – have reported running out or having acute shortages of AstraZeneca vaccines and oxygen. Hospitals report they are no l...
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Coronavirus outpacing vaccine effort, says WHO, after G7 doses pledge

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus joins other health figures in criticising G7 countries for offering too little, too lateSee all our coronavirus coverageThe World Health Organization has warned that Covid-19 is moving faster than the vaccines, and said the vow by G7 countries to share a billion doses with poorer nations was simply not enough.“This is a big help, but we need more, and we need them faster. Right now, the virus is moving faster than the global distribution of vaccines,” World Health Orga...
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Lower income and educational levels may correlate with inequalities in seeking dental care

Inequitable access to health care is a pressing global health concern, and care of our teeth is no exception. In fact, the World Health Organization established the Global Goals for Oral Health 2020 in its efforts to help counter socioeconomic-related imbalances.
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