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WHO Looks To Revive Probe Into COVID-19 Origins: Report

The World Health Organization (WHO) is looking to revive a probe into the origins of the COVID-19 virus, assembling a team of 20 scientists to hunt for new evidence, the Wall Street Journal reported.  The new probe comes after an initial WHO inquiry — including visits to Wuhan, China, the site of the first confirmed COVID-19 outbreak in late 2019 — found that that the data […]

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WHO Appoints Former U.K. Prime Minister As Ambassador

The World Health Organization has appointed former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown as WHO Ambassador for Global Health Financing. The organization noted that Mr. Brown is widely credited with preventing a second Great Depression through his stewardship of the 2009 London G20 summit. It further said, he mobilized world leaders to commit an additional $1.1 trillion to […]

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Drugmakers Pfizer And BioNTech — Vaccine Safe For Underage Children

Drugmakers Pfizer and BioNTech have announced that their two-dose COVID-19 vaccine is safe and shows a robust antibody response in children ages five to 11. The vaccine makers conducted a study in which about 2,270 children in that age group were administered one-third of the adult dose, or 10 micrograms given three weeks apart.  The companies said the shots were […]

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CDC Director Says — Mask Up!

The viral spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant has forced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to reverse its guidelines. The reversal now demands that individuals wear masks in certain indoor areas, whether fully vaccinated or not. Moreover, universal masking is now required in schools regardless of vaccination status.  CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a call […]

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CDC Sees Pandemic Among Unvaccinated

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky said COVID-19 is “becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated” and that vaccinated people are protected against severe disease. The highly transmissible delta variant is fueling expanding outbreaks, but they are centered in parts of the country with lower vaccination rates. “We are seeing outbreaks of cases in parts of the country […]

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WHO Director-General — Relying On A Few Companies To Supply Global Public Goods Limiting And Dangerous

Middle and low-income countries have taken the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, with most of their population yet to be vaccinated. In an effort to provide greater access to the vaccines by poorer countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced an initiative to help these countries manufacture their own vaccines. At a recent news conference, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros […]

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WHO Head Says Caribbean Countries Need Help Now Not Next Year

Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, in addressing the virtual fifth sitting of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States Assembly, recently said he welcomes the help being provided by the industrialized countries, but it can’t come soon enough. “I welcome the announcement made by the G7 countries that together will donate 870 million doses primarily through […]

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PAHO Director Appeals For Vaccine Donations To Latin America And Caribbean

Dr. Carissa Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), has appealed to the G7 countries to give Latin America and the Caribbean countries preferred attention following their promise to donate one billion vaccine doses to countries in need. Dr. Etienne said only 10 percent of Latin America and the Caribbean people had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. At […]

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Pfizer Gets Approval To Give COVID-19 Vaccine To Children Ages 12-15

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 12-15 in the United States. This move will allow for more people in the country to be vaccinated and a faster return to normalcy. To date, over 260 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in the U.S., but demand […]

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WHO Head — The World Is “On The Brink Of Catastrophic Moral Failure”

The hoarding of vaccines by richer countries is a matter of concern for the head of the World Health Organization (WHO). Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus has charged that there could be delays for COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to poorer countries under the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) Facility. He said, “Just 25 doses have been given in one lowest-income country — not […]