Apr 27, 2021 04:21 PM IST
India's death toll is now pushing towards 200,000, and hospitals that do not have enough oxygen supplies and beds are turning away coronavirus patients.
- Apr 17, 2021 06:05 PM IST
Worldwide, deaths are on the rise again, running at around 12,000 per day on average, and new cases are climbing too, eclipsing 700,000 a day.
- Apr 06, 2021 08:23 PM IST
The regulator has consistently said the benefits outweigh the risks as it investigates 44 reports of an extremely rare brain clotting ailment known as cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) out of 9.2 million people in the European Economic Area who have received the AstraZeneca vaccine.
- Mar 12, 2021 10:38 PM IST
The decision comes on the back of European Medicines Agency (EMA) authorisation announced on Thursday.
- Mar 05, 2021 02:50 PM IST
Globally, around 2.2 million of the 2.5 million deaths from COVID-19 were in countries with high levels of overweight people, a World Obesity Federation report has said.
- Mar 05, 2021 11:52 AM IST
The WHO team returned recently from its visit there saying it had no clear finding on the genesis of the virus, amid tensions between the US and China on what caused the once-in-a century global health crisis.
- Mar 04, 2021 05:07 PM IST
"Last week, new cases of COVID-19 in Europe rose 9 percent to just above one million. This brought a promising six-week decline in new cases to an end, with more than half of our region seeing increasing numbers of new infections," WHO Europe's regional director Hans Kluge told a news conference.
- Mar 02, 2021 07:49 PM IST
Seth Berkley, CEO of the GAVI alliance that co-leads the COVAX multilateral vaccine facility with the World Health Organization (WHO), told journalists the requirements were partly related to indemnification issues.
- Mar 01, 2021 10:53 PM IST
Tedros said the rise was 'disappointing but not surprising' and urged countries not to relax measures to fight the spread of the disease.
- Feb 25, 2021 11:22 PM IST
Earlier this month, the Ministry of External Affairs informed that India provided 56 lakh doses of coronavirus vaccines under grants assistance to a number of countries while 100 lakh doses were sent under commercial supplies.
- Feb 13, 2021 04:41 PM IST
The WHO team had requested raw patient data on the 174 cases of COVID-19 that China had identified from the early phase of the outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019, as well as other cases, but were only provided with a summary.
- Feb 10, 2021 09:22 PM IST
In interim recommendations on the shot, the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunisation (SAGE) panel said the vaccine should be given in two doses, with an interval of around 8 to 12 weeks between the first and second doses.
- Jan 31, 2021 07:32 PM IST
The visit which took place amid tight security assumed significance as the market was widely presumed to be the source of the virus though Chinese official media in recent months questioned the premise.
- Jan 18, 2021 08:51 PM IST
In an epidemiological update provided to the WHO's exective board meeting, he added that the Americas region accounted for about 47 percent of current deaths.
- Jan 15, 2021 10:25 PM IST
At the Meissen crematorium in Germany's Saxony state, coffins were stacked up to three high, or even stored in hallways, awaiting cremation.
- Jan 07, 2021 10:12 PM IST
The COVAX facility has raised $6 billion of the $7 billion that it has sought in 2021 to help finance deliveries to 92 developing nations with limited or no means to buy vaccines on their own, O'Brien told a social media event.
- Jan 03, 2021 05:09 PM IST
According to WHO, a SARS-CoV-2 variant with a D614G mutation emerged in late January/ early February 2020, which eventually replaced the original SARS-CoV-2 strain that China reported.
- Dec 25, 2020 06:30 PM IST
Ghebreyesus said vaccines, now beginning to be deployed in countries around the world, were starting to offer a way out of the crisis that has engulfed the planet this year.
- Dec 20, 2020 09:20 PM IST
Several European countries placed restrictions on travel to and from the United Kingdom due to concern over the new strain, which is spreading rapidly there.
- Dec 04, 2020 10:50 PM IST
The pandemic, measures taken by countries to try to stop its spread and the economic impact have fueled a 40 percent increase in the number of people needing humanitarian help, the United Nations said earlier this week.
- Dec 03, 2020 04:46 PM IST
The Shanghai companies — GeneoDx Biotech, Huirui Biotechnology, and BioGerm Medical Technology -- paid the China CDC for the information and the distribution rights, according to two sources with knowledge of the transaction who asked to remain anonymous to avoid retribution.
- Nov 23, 2020 01:55 PM IST
If the initiative, aided by Bill Gates’ fortune and focus, manages to help protect the world’s poor from a virus that has already killed more than 1.3 million people, it will affirm the strategies he has promoted in his philanthropic work.
- Nov 12, 2020 09:40 PM IST
Russia's Sputnik V vaccine is 92 percent effective at protecting people from COVID-19 according to interim trial results, the country's sovereign wealth fund said on Wednesday.
- Nov 10, 2020 10:58 PM IST
The necessity to keep the vaccine in extremely cold storage could complicate any inoculation programme, above all in regions of Asia or Africa where the climate is warm, distances vast and the required infrastructure may be lacking.
- Oct 23, 2020 10:10 PM IST
"We would anticipate that the guidelines will be available within three to four weeks," Janet Diaz, the WHO's top official for clinical care responses, told a news conference.