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WHO Sees Record One-day Increase In Global COVID-19 Cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported a record one-day increase in global COVID-19 cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 307,930 in 24 hours. According to the agency’s website, the most significant increases were from India, the United States, and Brazil. Deaths rose by 5,537 to a total of 917,417. India reported 94,372 new cases, followed by the United […]


WHO Head Warns — Hoarding Vaccines Will Deepen The Pandemic

World Health Organization (WHO) chief Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus has warned nations that hoarding possible COVID-19 vaccines while excluding others will deepen the pandemic. Dr. Tedros in his address impressed on countries the importance of joining a global vaccine pact. The WHO has an August 31 deadline for wealthier nations to join the “COVAX Global Vaccines Facility” for sharing vaccine hopefuls […]


WHO — “Vaccine Nationalism Is Not Good, It Will Not Help Us”

The World Health Organization (WHO) said it would be in the interest of no one to protect any developed and produced vaccine. The wealthier nations he warned should ensure that any vaccines produced to protect against the new coronavirus be shared globally. “Vaccine nationalism is not good, it will not help us,” said the UN health agency’s Chief Dr. Tedros […]


WHO Applauds Spain’s Effort In COVID-19 Fight

World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has applauded the efforts of Spain in arresting the spread of the coronavirus disease in the country. “It is with great respect that I join the King of Spain, the Prime Minister, and the entire government of the country to pay tribute to the people who have fallen victim to COVID-19,” said […]


WHO Sends Team Off To China To Probe COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) has sent a team off to China to investigate the origins of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that has resulted in the plague affecting most countries worldwide. WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris made the revelation based on press reports. The virus is believed to have emerged in a wholesale market in Wuhan’s central Chinese city last year. […]


WHO To Set Up COVID-19 Watchdog Panel

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently said it was setting up an independent panel to review its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and governments’ response. The announcement comes against the background of relentless criticism by the U.S. President Donald Trump of the organization and its perceived role of siding with China in the COVID-19 pandemic — albeit, the WHO said […]


WHO — “The Virus Still Has A Lot Of Room To Move”

‘It ain’t over ’til it’s over’ seems to be the takeaway of WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The disease so far has killed over 500,000 people and affected more than 10 million worldwide. Dr. Ghebreyesus warned the world that the worst is yet to come in the coronavirus crisis. He said the virus would infect many […]


WHO Sounds The Alarm On COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has entered a “new and dangerous phase” as daily Covid-19 cases hit record highs, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned recently. “The pandemic is accelerating. More than 150,000 new cases of COVID-19 were reported [on Thursday], the most in a single day so far,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a press conference. Almost half of […]


A Brief Overview Of COVID-19

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.  Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness. The best way […]


WHO Gets New Funding For Vaccines

The World Health Organization (WHO), at a recent Global Vaccine Summit hosted virtually by the UK government, welcomes new crucial funding commitments. The Summit is Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance’s third pledging conference, and follows the successful Berlin summit held over five years ago. The new pledges will enable Gavi to protect the next generation and reduce disease inequality by reaching […]