Tag: World Health Organization

CoronaVac vaccine: its results are patchy, but the world can’t ignore its usefulness

China’s vaccine-development system has been busy during the pandemic. Two Chinese vaccines are now being used around the world: the Sinopharm vaccine and the CoronaVac...

EXPLAINER: Are we going to need COVID-19 booster shots?

Just because Pfizer wants to offer COVID-19 vaccine boosters doesn’t mean people will be lining up anytime soon — U.S. and international health authorities say...

G20 warns of risk to global recovery from virus variants

The global economic recovery is at risk from the rise of new coronavirus variants and poor access to vaccines in developing countries, finance ministers of...

Individual states can accept Covishield vaccine certificates, says EU

The EU on Tuesday sought to clarify about its Digital Covid Certificate and stated that its individual member states will have the option to accept...

Hospitals body on verge of deal with J&J for one-dose vaccine supply from July

The Association of Healthcare Providers (India), a body that represents small and medium hospitals, is close to striking a deal for procuring vaccines from Johnson...

Delta variant, first found in India, is ‘most transmissible’ identified so far: WHO

The head of the World Health Organization said the COVID-19 delta variant, first seen in India, is “the most transmissible of the variants identified so...

A pill to treat COVID-19? The U.S. is betting on it

The U.S. government spent more than $18 billion last year funding drugmakers to make a COVID vaccine, an effort that led to at least five...

WHO Chief Urges China to Cooperate With Probe Into Covid-19 Origins

FALMOUTH, England—The head of the World Health Organization on Saturday urged China to cooperate with an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus after a...

In 5 charts: How India’s second wave is declining as quickly as it peaked

(This story originally appeared in on Jun 12, 2021) A little over a month ago, India recorded its highest-ever surge of 4.14 lakh Covid cases...

Mastercard Foundation to spend $1.3 billion to vaccinate Africans against COVID-19

One of the world’s largest foundations will spend $1.3 billion over the next three years to acquire and deliver COVID-19 vaccines for more than 50...

Pandemic slows in Asia and Europe

The pandemic slowed for the fifth week in a row around the world, especially in Europe and Asia, including in India, which nevertheless continued to...

Slow to start, China now vaccinating at a staggering pace

In the span of just five days last month, China gave out 100 million shots of its COVID-19 vaccines. After a slow start, China is...

First human case of H10N3 bird flu: What we know

China revealed the first human case of H10N3 bird flu on Tuesday, an announcement that has so far raised no alarm among world health authorities....

BRICS seeks UN, WTO, WHO, World Bank, IMF reforms on 6 principles

Brazil Russia India China South Africa (BRICS) agreed to support the issue of TRIPS waiver for Covid-19 vaccines and, in this context, for the first...

WHO Seeks More Funding for Covid-19 Vaccines, Endorses Sinovac’s Shot

GENEVA—The World Health Organization called Tuesday for $50 billion in funding from wealthy nations to buy vaccine doses for developing countries, saying that “countless lives”...

WHO grants emergency approval to 2nd Chinese COVID vaccine

The World Health Organization has issued an emergency use listing for the COVID-19 vaccine made by Sinovac for adults 18 and over, the second such...

Insacog set to scan data as Vietnam reports a hybrid variant

With Vietnam reporting detection of a new SARS-COV-2 variant which is a combination of B.1.617 (first detected in India) and B.1.117 (found first in the...

Doctors on 48-hour shifts as India’s hospitals pushed to brink

It is the silent toll of India’s deadly second wave. After a terrifying month that saw Covid-19 overwhelm the country’s run down health system, doctors...

Inquiry Into Covid-19’s Origins Splits U.S. and China

The U.S. and China staked out sharply opposing positions over how to trace the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, with Washington calling for a new...

White House, Kremlin, aim for Biden-Putin summit in Geneva

The White House and the Kremlin are working to arrange a summit next month between President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Switzerland,...

CDC ramps up research on highly contagious variant from India

Federal Health officials are ramping up their surveillance of the highly transmissible Covid-19 variant first identified in India as experts warn that under-vaccinated areas in...

India’s halt to vaccine exports ‘very problematic’ for Africa

An extended halt to exports of COVID-19 vaccines from India, where authorities are battling a wave of domestic infections, risks derailing vaccination efforts already underway...

Hope or illusion? Covid numbers dip in India but dark clouds still loom

(This story originally appeared in on May 17, 2021) NEW DELHI: A faint glimmer of hope is visible on the horizon as India’s burgeoning Covid...

Centre, states doing everything possible to tackle Covid-19 crisis: Rajnath | India News

LUCKNOW: Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said the Centre and the state governments are doing everything possible to tackle the Covid-19 crisis, while asserting...

India’s seven-day Covid average at new high, WHO issues warning on strain | India News

BENGALURU: India’s coronavirus crisis showed scant sign of easing on Tuesday, with a seven-day average of new cases at a record high and international health...