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Vladimir Putin orders one-week paid shutdown for Russian workers as COVID-19 cases and deaths rise

Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a one-week shutdown for workers as the country grapples with rising COVID-19 cases and deaths. Photo by Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Vladimir Putin ordered a paid, weeklong shutdown as Russia faces rising COVID-19 cases and deaths. Russia hit a daily record with 34,073 new cases and 1,028 deaths on Wednesday, Reuters reported. Only about a third of Russian citizens are fully vaccinated. Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a one-week paid ...
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The Gates Foundation puts $120 million towards rolling out Merck's COVID-19 pill in poorer countries

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said it's committing $120 million to help roll out a COVID-19 drug in poor nations. Frederic Stevens/Getty The Gates Foundation is putting $120 million towards helping poorer nations get Merck's COVID-19 pill. Merck applied for FDA authorization for its COVID-19 antiviral drug but it hasn't been approved yet. The money will go towards developing and making generic versions of the pill if it's approved. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundat...
Tags: Africa, Trends, Merck, Bill Gates, World Health Organization, Fda, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill, Gates, Gates Foundation, Reuters, Melinda Gates Foundation, Tech Insider, COVID-19, COVID, Tech Contributors


WHO: Europe the Only Region With Rise in COVID-19 Last Week

The World Health Organization says there has been a 7% rise in new coronavirus cases across Europe last week.
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WHO-led program aims to buy antiviral Covid-19 pills for $10

A World Health Organization-led program to ensure poorer countries get fair access to Covid-19 vaccines, tests and treatments aims to secure antiviral drugs for patients with mild symptoms for as little as $10 per course, a draft document seen by Reuters says.
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Afghanistan to restart polio vaccination programme with Taliban support

The WHO and Unicef campaign will restart after three years, and the hardliners say they will assist and allow frontline female staffAfghanistan will restart nationwide polio vaccinations after more than three years, as the new Taliban government agreed to assist the campaign and to allow women to participate as frontline workers, the UN said on Monday.The World Health Organization and Unicef said the vaccination drive would begin on 8 November with Taliban support. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Children, World news, Afghanistan, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Global development, World Health Organization, Un, Vaccines and immunisation, Polio, Unicef, Global Health


Psych! Beet juice concoction tricks mosquitos into drinking poison

In Sweden, startup Molecular Attraction has developed a plant-based poison concoction that tricks mosquitos into thinking they’re drink blood.   Made from beet juice, the idea was born when Molecular Attraction cofounder and Stockholm University molecular biosciences professor Noushin Emami noticed mosquitos are more attracted to blood containing malaria parasite than uninfected blood. She soon realized a molecule in malaria—HMBPP—was the cause. Together with Lech Ignatowicz, she founded Molecu...
Tags: Sweden, World Health Organization, West Nile, Stockholm University, Chemicals & Materials, Molecular Attraction, Noushin Emami, Lech Ignatowicz, Ignatowicz


I got my first COVID shot in Nigeria and the second in the UK, and the difference was infuriating

The author, Paul Adepoju (left), got his first Covid vaccine shot in Nigeria. The center was so crowded that there was no room to sit down. Paul Adepoju In Nigeria, less than 3% of the population has gotten the Covid vaccine. In the UK, 68% of people are fully vaccinated. Life is returning to normal in both places - but in Nigeria, most people must make do without the vaccine. There's a growing push to speed up vaccine access in poor countries. I got my first COVID-19 vaccine shot in...
Tags: UK, Science, London, News, Nigeria, Africa, America, Trends, Cnn, National Health Service, Patents, West Africa, Who, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, World Bank


Gordon Brown urges emergency Covid vaccine airlift to Africa

Former UK prime minister says operation could be under way within days if world leaders signed offCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore than 100,000 lives can be saved in Africa by undertaking the emergency airlift of 240m unused vaccines in the next fortnight, Gordon Brown has urged.The former prime minister called on a group of rich nations to back “the biggest peacetime public policy decision” by supporting an October airlift that would see unused vaccines handed to...
Tags: Health, UK, Africa, G20, World news, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Gordon Brown, Coronavirus


Ron DeSantis says he's 'offended' that a police officer 'could potentially lose their job' over COVID-19 vaccine mandates

Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida. Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Gov. Ron DeSantis has pledged to fight the Biden administration over federal vaccine mandates. "I am offended that a police officer could potentially lose their job," he said on Thursday. DeSantis has opposed broad vaccine requirements and mask mandates in K-12 public schools. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, a vocal opponent of COVID-19 vaccine mandates, on Thursday said that the state will fight ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Trends, Joe Biden, Arkansas, World Health Organization, Medicare, Biden, Medicaid, Asa Hutchinson, Tallahassee, Florida Department of Health, Leon County, United States Court of Appeals, Ron DeSantis, Paul Hennessy


Here's what it was like to get one Covid shot in Nigeria, where less than 3% are vaccinated, and a second in the UK, where people are already getting access to booster shots

The author, Paul Adepoju (left), got his first Covid vaccine shot in Nigeria. The center was so crowded that there was no room to sit down. Paul Adepoju In Nigeria, less than 3% of the population has gotten the Covid vaccine. In the UK, 68% of people are fully vaccinated. Life is returning to normal in both places - but in Nigeria, most people must make do without the vaccine. There's a growing push to speed up vaccine access in poor countries. I got my first COVID-19 vaccine shot in...
Tags: UK, Science, London, News, Nigeria, Africa, America, Trends, Cnn, National Health Service, Patents, West Africa, Who, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, World Bank


A global airline is no longer requiring passengers to wear face masks on some flights

A SAS Scandinavian Airlines' Airbus A350-900 XWB. Thomas Pallini/Insider Scandinavian Airlines will no longer require face masks on flights within Scandinavia. Flights outside of Sweden, Denmark, and Norway will still have mask requirements. Sweden, where Scandinavian Airlines has its headquarters, has taken a no-lockdown pandemic approach. Scandinavian Airlines, also known as SAS, will no longer require passengers to wear face masks on flights within the Scandinavian countries of Sw...
Tags: Sweden, US, Trends, Joe Biden, World Health Organization, Denmark, Norway, Airlines, Scandinavia, Transportation Security Administration, Sas, Reuters, Qatar Airways, Sweden Denmark, Sweden Norway, Scandinavian Airlines


7 studies ivermectin fans cite to say the drug works against COVID-19, and why they're flawed

Ivermectin tablets are commonly prescribed for deworming in countries including India and Brazil. Photo by Soumyabrata Roy/NurPhoto via Getty Images Ivermectin is good at killing parasites, but it's still not clear it can do much for COVID-19. Some of the most popular studies people use to tout its benefits against the coronavirus are deeply flawed. Better answers are on the way. Ivermectin has revolutionized our ability to kill parasites, and it is widely available around the wo...
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Global progress in tackling tuberculosis has been reversed by the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has reversed years of global progress in tackling tuberculosis and for the first time in over a decade, TB deaths have increased, according to the World Health Organization's 2021 Global TB report.
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What is sepsis? Here's everything to know about the infection former president Bill Clinton is battling

According to the World Health Organization, sepsis kills more than 11 million people in the world each year. Here's how it can happen.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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WHO honors the late Henrietta Lacks for contributions to scientific research

The World Health Organization on Wednesday honored the late Henrietta Lacks, whose cells have been used for innovative scientific research for decades, with an award in recognition of her contributions to the advancement of medical science.
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The WHO honors the late Henrietta Lacks for contributions to scientific research

The World Health Organization on Wednesday honored the late Henrietta Lacks, whose cells have been used for innovative scientific research for decades, with an award in recognition of her contributions to the advancement of medical science.
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The World Health Organization honors the late Henrietta Lacks for her contributions to scientific research

The World Health Organization on Wednesday honored the late Henrietta Lacks, whose cells have been used for innovative scientific research for decades, with an award in recognition of her contributions to the advancement of medical science.
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The World Health Organization honors the late Henrietta Lacks for her contributions to scientific research

The World Health Organization on Wednesday honored the late Henrietta Lacks, whose cells have been used for innovative scientific research for decades, with an award in recognition of her contributions to the advancement of medical science.
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Covid live: UK reports 45,066 new cases, highest since mid-July; Russia daily cases pass 30,000 for first time

Highest daily cases in UK since mid-July with a further 157 Covid-linked deaths; Russia registers 31,299 new cases in one dayItaly braced for unrest as Covid pass becomes mandatory for all workersWHO reveals new team to investigate Covid originsCovid booster shots important to stop infection, English study saysNew Zealand region could face up to 5,300 cases a weekSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK health minister Sajid Javid has become the latest government figure to say “sorry” about the co...
Tags: UK, Russia, World news, Bbc, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Sajid Javid, Zealand, Fiji, Javid, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus, COVID


Africa Detecting Just 1 in 7 COVID-19 Cases, Says WHO Study

According to a new study by the World Health Organization, only one in seven COVID-19 infections in Africa are being detected, meaning the continent’s estimated infection level may be 59 million people.
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Coronavirus live: EMA to review AstraZeneca’s antibody therapy; Russia daily cases pass 30,000 for first time

EU’s medicines regulator to conduct real-time review of AZ’s antibody-based Covid therapy; Russia registers 31,299 new cases in one dayWHO reveals new team to investigate Covid originsCovid booster shots important to stop infection, English study saysNew Zealand region could face up to 5,300 cases a weekScientists abused and threatened for discussing Covid, global poll findsSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK health minister Sajid Javid has become the latest government figure to say “sorry” a...
Tags: UK, Russia, Eu, World news, Bbc, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Sajid Javid, Zealand, Fiji, Javid, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus, COVID


The Latest: China Warns of 'Manipulation' of WHO Virus Probe

China’s Foreign Ministry has warned against what it calls possible “political manipulation” of a renewed probe by the World Health Organization into the origins of the coronavirus.
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Tuberculosis Deaths Rise for 1st Time in Years, Due to COVID

The number of people killed by tuberculosis has risen for the first time in more than a decade, largely because fewer people have got tested and treated as resources have been diverted to fight the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization said Thursday.
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China Warns Against 'Manipulation' of WHO Virus Probe

China’s Foreign Ministry has warned against what it calls possible “political manipulation” of a renewed probe by the World Health Organization into the origins of the coronavirus.
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Coronavirus live: Russia reports more than 30,000 daily cases for first time; Hungary cases on rise

Russia registered 31,299 new cases in one day; Hungary records 1,141 new infectionsWHO reveals new team to investigate Covid originsCovid booster shots important to stop infection, English study saysNew Zealand region could face up to 5,300 cases a weekScientists abused and threatened for discussing Covid, global poll findsSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK health minister Sajid Javid has become the latest government figure to say “sorry” about the coronavirus pandemic. Appearing on the BBC ...
Tags: UK, Russia, World news, Bbc, Hungary, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Sajid Javid, Zealand, Fiji, Javid, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live: Hungary reports rise in new cases; WHO experts to revive virus origins inquiry

Hungary records 1,141 new infections; team of expert scientists is set to revive the stalled inquiry into Covid originsWHO reveals new team to investigate Covid originsCovid booster shots important to stop infection, English study saysNew Zealand region could face up to 5,300 cases a weekScientists abused and threatened for discussing Covid, global poll findsSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK health minister Sajid Javid has become the latest government figure to say “sorry” about the coronav...
Tags: UK, World news, Bbc, Hungary, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Sajid Javid, Zealand, Fiji, Javid, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live: WHO experts to revive virus origins inquiry; UK Covid situation ‘quite stable’, says health secretary

Team of expert scientists is set to revive the stalled inquiry into Covid origins; Sajid Javid says UK Covid defences are working as cases hit 42,776WHO reveals new team to investigate Covid originsCovid booster shots important to stop infection, English study saysNew Zealand region could face up to 5,300 cases a weekScientists abused and threatened for discussing Covid, global poll findsSee all our coronavirus coverageFirst Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford has said the ambulance service in Wale...
Tags: UK, Wales, World news, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Sajid Javid, Zealand, Fiji, Mark Drakeford, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live: WHO experts to revive virus origins inquiry; Fiji prepares to welcome tourists after two years

A team of expert scientists is set to revive the stalled inquiry into Covid-19’s origins; fully vaccinated travellers will be able to visit Fiji from next monthCovid booster shots important to stop infection, English study says New Zealand region could face up to 5,300 cases a weekVaccine hesitant New Yorkers consider leaving as mandates take effectPresident of Brazil says it ‘makes no sense’ for him to be vaccinatedSee all our coronavirus coverageScientists have urged eligible people to have Co...
Tags: England, World news, New Zealand, Brazil, World Health Organization, Vaccines and immunisation, Fiji, Coronavirus, COVID, Researchers at Imperial College London


‘Last chance’: WHO reveals new team to investigate Covid origins

A group of 26 experts will also be tasked with examining new pathogens and how to prevent future pandemicsSee all our coronavirus coverageThe World Health Organization has unveiled a team of scientists it wants to revive the stalled inquiry into Covid-19’s origins, with one senior official saying it may be the last chance.The group of 26 experts will be charged with producing a new global framework for studies into the origins of emerging pathogens of epidemic and pandemic potential – and their ...
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Covid: New WHO group may be last chance to find virus origins

The World Health Organization unveils a new group to examine the emergence of the virus more closely.
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