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Dire COVID-19 warning from World Health Organization

The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has swept across the globe, infecting more than 18 million people. With the rapid spread of the virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns that there might never be a “silver bullet” to combat the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection.
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Coronavirus live news: Greece reports highest number of cases in weeks as Danish expert advises against lockdown easing

UN says getting students safely back must be ‘top priority’; France says ‘situation is precarious’; record fines for isolation breaches in AustraliaGlobal report: France ‘could lose control of Covid-19 at any time’Trump flounders in interview over US death tollSix months on, victories remain fragileUK coronavirus live: latest updatesUS coronavirus live: latest updates 7.22pm BST The number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care units in French hospitals rose for the second day in a row, reve...
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Coronavirus live news: UN warns of 'catastrophe' over school closures; France says second wave likely

UN says getting students safely back to classroom must be ‘top priority’; France says ‘situation is precarious’; record fines for isolation breaches in AustraliaMillions in Manila back in lockdown Trump criticises lockdowns and falsely claims US ‘doing very well’UK coronavirus live: latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.21am BST A resident of a Paris suburb says he was beaten with baseball bats because he asked a fellow laundromat patron to wear a face mask a requirement in all i...
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Coronavirus live news: UN warns world faces 'generational catastrophe' over school closures

UN says getting students safely back to classroom must be ‘top priority’; Philippines reimposes lockdown; record fines for isolation breaches in AustraliaMillions in Manila back in lockdown Trump criticises lockdowns and falsely claims US ‘doing very well’UK coronavirus live: latest updatesAustralia live coronavirus updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.07am BST Reuters is reporting that Australia has closed its revered indigenous site of Uluru after some in the community blocked an acce...
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Coronavirus live news: Philippines reimposes lockdown as UN warns over school closures

WHO says there may never be a ‘silver bullet’ for Covid-19; Trump rejects national lockdown; record fines for isolation breaches in Australia. Follow latest updates Millions in Manila back in lockdown Trump criticises lockdowns and falsely claims US ‘doing very well’Survivors show increased rate of psychiatric disorders, study findsAustralia live coronavirus updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.13am BST And a it’s a Good Morning from me, Amelia Hill, in sunny London. I’ll be with you un...
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Coronavirus live news: UN warns of 'generational catastrophe' over Covid school closures

WHO says there may never be a ‘silver bullet’ for Covid-19; Trump rejects national lockdown; Philippines reimposes restrictions on 27 million. Follow latest updatesTrump criticises lockdowns and falsely claims US ‘doing very well’Survivors show increased rate of psychiatric disorders, study findsAustralian state’s contact-tracing effort buckles under weight of casesAustralia live coronavirus updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.10am BST UN secretary general, Antonio Guterres, warned on ...
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World Health Organisation warns there may no be a Covid-19 'silver bullet' – video

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warns there may never be an effective vaccine for Covid-19. Speaking in Geneva, Tedros explains the need for caution despite progress developing some vaccines. 'A number of vaccines are now in phase three clinical trials and we all hope to have a number of effective vaccines that can help prevent people from infection' he says. 'However, there’s no silver bullet at the moment and there might never be'Coronavirus live news: WHO says there...
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Coronavirus live news: WHO says there may never be a 'silver bullet' vaccine for Covid-19

Trump rejects national lockdown; Philippines reimposes restrictions on 27 million around capital; Vietnam in ‘decisive’ fight against coronavirus. Follow latest updatesTrump calls Birx’s dire warning on virus spread in the US ‘pathetic’Survivors show increased rate of psychiatric disorders, study findsAustralian state’s contact-tracing effort buckles under weight of casesAustralia live coronavirus updates 12.12am BST Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic with me,...
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Anxious WHO Implores World To 'Do It All' in Long War on COVID-19

The World Health Organization warned on Monday that there might never be a "silver bullet" for COVID-19 in the form of a perfect vaccine and that the road to normality would be long, with some countries requiring a reset of strategy. From a report: More than 18.14 million people around the world are reported to have been infected with the disease and 688,080 have died, according to a Reuters tally, with some nations that thought they were over the worst experiencing a resurgence. WHO Director-Ge...
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‘The Biggest Monster’ Is Spreading. And It’s Not the Coronavirus.

Tuberculosis kills 1.5 million people each year. Lockdowns and supply-chain disruptions threaten progress against the disease as well as H.I.V. and malaria.
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Coronavirus live news: world may never find 'silver bullet' Covid vaccine, says WHO

Belgium sees ICU admissions double; Singapore to use electronic tags to monitor some travellers; global cases pass 18m; Belgium ICU admissions doubleGlobal report: coronavirus cases double every six weeksTwo cruise ships hit by coronavirus weeks after industry restartsRestrictions announced on businesses in MelbourneUK coronavirus live: latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.31pm BST A nationwide Covid-19 tracing app could be rolled out in Spain in September after a pilot showed it...
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Nobody Accurately Tracks Health Care Workers Lost to COVID-19. So She Stays Up At Night Cataloging the Dead.

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. When police discovered the woman, she’d been dead at home for at least 12 hours, alone except for her 4-year-old daughter. The early reports said only that she was 42, a mammogram technician at a hospital southwest of Atlanta and almost certainly a victim of COVID-19. Had her identity been withheld to protec...
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There may never be a 'silver bullet' for COVID-19: WHO

The World Health Organization warned on Monday that, despite strong hopes for a vaccine, "there is no silver bullet at the moment, and there might never be." The director-general of the WHO said there were concerns that vaccines might not prove effective, or that they might convey protections for just a few months. He said for now, stopping outbreaks hinged on the difficult task of testing, tracing, and social distancing. According to a Reuters tally m...
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Anxious WHO implores world to 'do it all' in long war on COVID-19

The World Health Organization warned on Monday that there might never be a "silver bullet" for COVID-19 in the form of a perfect vaccine and that the road to normality would be long, with some countries requiring a reset of strategy. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and WHO emergencies head Mike Ryan exhorted nations to rigorously enforce health measures such as mask-wearing, social distancing, hand-washing and testing. The WHO head said that, while the coronavirus was the bigge...
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Global report: July's terrible toll revealed as coronavirus cases double every six weeks

US cases hit 1.87 million last month, or double the previous record; WHO says pandemic continues to accelerate; Melbourne wakes to strict lockdownCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageJuly was the worst month of the coronavirus pandemic so far for many countries, with more than 8 million cases recorded – nearly as many as the first six months of the outbreak put together, figures have shown.With global infections passing 18 million on Monday, the World Health Organization (...
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Coronavirus global report: 'response fatigue' fears as Mexico hits 9,000 daily cases

Many countries that believed they were past the worst are grappling with new outbreaks, says WHOCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMexico has recorded more than 9,000 daily coronavirus cases for the first time, as the country overtook the UK with the world’s third-highest number of deaths from the pandemic after the US and Brazil.The surging numbers were reported as the World Health Organization warned of “response fatigue” and a resurgence of cases in several countries ...
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Successful Aging: Finding ways to counter ageism, especially during the pandemic

Dear readers, Following up on last week’s topic, this column refers to a special report from the Longevity Project, a Zoomcast on Ageism in America with panelists Dr. Louise Aronson, Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, Division of Geriatrics and Paul Irving, Chairman of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging.  The pandemic has raised the profile of older adults, drawing national attention to the subject of ageism, the discrimination against older pe...
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Record spikes in Asia as WHO issues grim virus warning

Southeast Asian countries reported record rises of new coronavirus cases on Saturday as the WHO warned the effects of the pandemic would be felt for decades and the scramble for a vaccine heated up. Six months after the World Health Organization declared a global emergency, the novel coronavirus has killed more than 680,000 people and infected more than 17.5 million, according to an AFP tally. As countries across Western Europe announced new lockdowns and reported historic economic slumps, the W...
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Global report: Philippines 'losing battle' as WHO records biggest jump in Covid-19 cases

Filipino medics plead for lockdown to safe health system from collapse; US suffers deadliest month; South Korea arrest sect leaderU-turns and chaos: a terrible week for Boris JohnsonCoronavirus latest updatesSenior doctors in the Philippines have pleaded with the government to impose a strict lockdown in the capital Manila or risk losing the battle to contain the spread of coronavirus.As the World Health Organization recorded the highest daily number of new cases so far during the pandemic, the ...
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Coronavirus live news: Boris Johnson raises threat of second lockdown in England

UK PM pauses new freedoms in England; global new cases jump to 292,500, Irish Cup final played in front of fans; France confirms ‘marked increase’ in casesCalifornia sees record number of deaths on four separate daysCoronavirus cases rise 54% in mainland France in a weekFrench and Spanish cases at highest level in weeksUS coronavirus updates – live 12.19am BST US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said talks with the White House on a coronavirus aid bill were far from a deal on Fr...
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Coronavirus live news: WHO reports record daily rise in global cases

New cases jump to 292,500, Irish Cup final played in front of fans; global death toll passes 674,000; France confirms ‘marked increase’ in casesCoronavirus cases rise 54% in mainland France in a weekFrench and Spanish cases at highest level in weeksAustralia: Victoria reports multiple doctors in intensive careUS coronavirus updates – live 9.22pm BST Sanofi SA and GlaxoSmithKline Plc said they are in advanced discussions with the European Commission to supply up to 300 million doses of the dr...
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Coronavirus: July was California’s worst month of the pandemic

With one day left to go, July has already amounted to California’s worst month of the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of cases and deaths. But, as it comes to a close, there are signs that the spread of the virus had begun to slow. The average number of new cases was at its lowest level in 11 days Thursday, with about 8,852 per day over the past week, while the rolling seven-day average test-positivity rate had fallen to 7% for the first time since July 1. There was a drop off in new cases Thursday, ...
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Coronavirus live news: France registers more than 1,300 cases for third day in a row

France confirms ‘marked increase’ in cases; Vietnam records first Covid-19 death; Tokyo sees new daily record cases; numbers climb in Spain, Germany and RussiaCoronavirus cases rise 54% in mainland France in a weekFrench and Spanish cases at highest level in weeksAustralia: Victoria reports multiple doctors in intensive careUK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – live 7.26pm BST The Polish government is considering new restrictions for certain parts of the country with the most...
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Virus effects to last decades, WHO says six months on

The WHO said Friday that coronavirus pandemic effects would be felt for decades as its emergency committee assessed the situation six months after sounding its top alarm over the outbreak. The novel coronavirus has killed nearly 675,000 people and infected at least 17.3 million since it emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP. The World Health Organization's emergency committee, comprising 18 members and 12 advisers, is meeting for the fourth ...
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World Health Organization: World's Biggest Team

Because health is a team effort, the World Health Organisation will invite everyone to be a part of their team, and will do so by presenting itself as a sports team at the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games. ...
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Coronavirus live news: France cases rise by 54% in a week; Germany labels three Spanish regions high-risk

France confirms ‘marked increase’ in cases; Vietnam records first Covid-19 death; Tokyo sees new daily record cases; numbers climb in Spain, Germany and RussiaCoronavirus cases rise 54% in mainland France in a weekFrench and Spanish cases at highest level in weeksAustralia: Victoria reports multiple doctors in intensive careUK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – live 2.06pm BST Germany has added three northern Spanish regions to its list of high-risk destinations, meaning anyo...
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Coronavirus live news: France cases rise by 54% in a week; Vietnam records first Covid-19 death

Tokyo sees new daily record cases; numbers climb in Spain, Germany and Russia; Brazil’s Bolsonaro treated for infectionCoronavirus cases rise 54% in mainland France in a weekLockdown tightened in parts of northern EnglandFrench and Spanish cases at highest level in weeksAustralia: Victoria reports multiple doctors in intensive careUK coronavirus updates – live 11.27am BST Japan has signed a deal to secure 120m doses of a potential coronavirus vaccine, the German pharmaceutical group BioNTech...
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COVID-19 has triggered a new wave of conspiracy theories among those who fear a 'cashless society'

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a fresh wave of online conspiracy theories around fears of a future 'cashless society'.  Cashless payments more than tripled in the US between March and April – accounting for 8% to 31% of all transactions. It fell to account for 20% of transactions in June.  One social media post claiming the decline in cash payments has "nothing to do with the virus" has been repeatedly shared on Facebook and Twitter, potentially reaching millions of users.  Social media ex...
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Coronavirus live news: Tokyo sees new daily record cases; numbers climb in France, Spain and Germany

Vietnam reports biggest jump in cases; Brazil’s Bolsonaro treated for infection; WHO says ‘young people’ behind some virus spikesLockdown tightened in parts of northern EnglandUS economy suffers worst quarter since the second world war French and Spanish cases at highest level in weeksUK coronavirus updates – live 8.35am BST Russia reported 5,482 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, according to a report by Reuters. The latest count pushes its national tally to 839,981, the world’s fourth lar...
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Coronavirus live news: England imposes new restrictions in north as French cities adopt new mask rules

Vietnam reports biggest jump in cases; Brazil’s Bolsonaro treated for infection; WHO says ‘young people’ behind some virus spikes; Follow latest updatesLockdown tightened in parts of northern EnglandUS economy suffers worst quarter since the second world war French and Spanish cases at highest level in weeksAustralia – live updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.15am BST Tens of thousands of people in the north of England are waking up to new restrictions that came into force at midnight ...
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