Published: August 04, 2021
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) assumes a community transmission of the highly infectious Delta variant is already happening in the country despite the lack of enough sequenced samples it can show as proof and allow officials to make a formal declaration.
Published: August 02, 2021
"This work plan still listed the hypothesis that a Chinese violation of laboratory protocols had caused the virus to leak as a research priority," despite the fact that the WHO-China joint mission report clearly concluded that "lab leak is extremely unlikely" and there is broad consensus in the international scientific community on this, said a spokesperson for the Chinese Embassy in Britain.
Published: July 24, 2021
The WHO recommends countries increase access to free testing, expand sequencing, incentivize quarantine for contacts and isolation for confirmed cases, strengthen contact tracing to break chains of transmission, and ensure that "those most at risk among our populations are vaccinated."
Published: July 22, 2021
Chinese officials on Thursday rejected a World Health Organization proposal for next steps in the search for the origins of the coronavirus, deepening questions about if and how the roots of the pandemic will be fully investigated and complicating a standoff among the WHO, China and the United States.
Published: July 21, 2021
World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has given his backing to the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics, which begin on Friday despite a global surge of Covid-19 Delta cases and continuing opposition to the Games.
Published: July 20, 2021
As there have been resurgences in COVID-19 cases in many parts of the world, the rumor-mongering and politicization of COVID-19 must stop and let the truth and science decide, said a recent article published in Hong Kong news website Min.news.
Published: July 14, 2021
Canadian and Thai health officials are defending the decision to mix different coronavirus vaccines after the World Health Organizations chief scientist suggested this week that combining doses was potentially unsafe.
Published: July 01, 2021
The coronavirus vaccine developed by U.S. biotech firm Moderna is effective against the highly contagious delta variant, the company said in a release Tuesday, offering some hope even as the World Health Organization warned that the variant has now spread to at least 96 countries.