WHO upgrades global monkeypox threat to ‘moderate

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Washington: The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday announced that it has decided to upgrade the threat from monkeypox to the world to ‘moderate’ from ‘low’, as the tropical virus spreads to dozens of countries, The Daily Mail reported. The WHO said that the reason behind the upgrade has been the explosion of cases which […]

Iran Health Tells WHO Chief Covid Contained Despite Sanctions

Bahram Einollahi was talking to Adhanom on the sidelines of the 75th global health conference in Geneva. He added that the daily death toll from Covid in Iran has been single-digit for the past two weeks. He also said some 150 million doses of Covid vaccine has been administered to people in Iran that translates […]

WHO reportedly convening emergency meeting on monkeypox


The World Health Organization is reportedly convening an emergency meeting on the alarming spread of monkeypox around the world — including a possible case in the Big Apple. The United Nations’ health authority is bringing together leading experts on the rare disease as a number of new countries announced their first confirmed cases Friday, according […]

The WHO To Discuss Global Pandemic Treaty At World Health Assembly May 22-28

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus WHO Director-General

You know the 1996 movie Independence Day, where much of the World united to defeat a common enemy? Well, during the Covid-19 pandemic that started in 2020, pretty much the opposite happened. The World was about as organized as all-cat produced and directed episode of Dancing with the Stars or rather Dancing with the Stars Who are Also Cats. […]

WHO laments ‘tragic’ 500,000 COVID death toll since Omicron

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The World Health Organization lamented Tuesday that half a million COVID-19 deaths had been recorded since the Omicron variant was discovered, calling the toll “beyond tragic”. The WHO’s incident manager Abdi Mahamud said that 130 million cases and 500,000 deaths had been recorded globally since Omicron was declared a variant of concern in late November. […]

WHO: No indication new omicron subvariant more severe than original

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The World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday that the new BA.2 subvariant of the omicron strain of COVID-19 is no more severe than omicron’s original strain. “There’s no indication that there’s a change in severity,” Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO’s technical lead for COVID-19, said at Tuesday’s press briefing. She added that BA.2 has a “slight increase […]

Covid omicron variant poses ‘very high’ global risk and is likely to spread, WHO warns

Omicron Variant

LONDON — The omicron variant of the coronavirus is likely to spread further and poses a “very high” global risk, according to the World Health Organization, which warned Monday that surges of Covid infections caused by the variant of concern could have “severe consequences” for some areas. “Given mutations that may confer immune escape potential […]

Grave concern’ over Covid in Europe as German cases soar

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Frankfurt (AFP) – The World Health Organization expressed “grave concern” Thursday over the rising pace of coronavirus infections in Europe, as Germany registered its biggest daily increase since the start of the pandemic. “We are, once again, at the epicentre,” WHO Europe director Hans Kluge told a press conference. He warned that according to “one reliable […]