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Coronavirus: WHO stresses importance of testing as COVID-19 vaccines about to roll out | FULL

The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Friday called on countries to increase testing capacity for COVID-19 as vaccine development processes show high rates of success. He said that testing remains an important tool to detect the virus as vaccines roll out and the vaccination process starts with vulnerable groups of the […]

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Coronavirus Epidemic Update 32: Important Data from South Korea, Can Zinc Help Prevent COVID-19?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 32 with pulmonologist & critical care specialist Roger Seheult, MD of https://www.MedCram.com South Korea has tested over 140,000 people for COVID-19 and their data may give the best insight into a more accurate fatality rate, and how quickly the new coronavirus can spread. Dr. Seheult illustrates how this coronavirus actually replicates within […]

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Coronavirus: WHO chief warns vaccines do not mean time for complacency | FULL

World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Monday warned that while it was good news that another vaccine maker had announced a high rate of effectiveness in its product, it was not the time for complacency. He urged countries to continue their effort to combat the virus and not to adopt a […]

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Coronavirus Epidemic Update 29: Testing problems, mutations, COVID-19 in Washington & Iran

Coronavirus Update 29 with pulmonologist Dr. Seheult of https://www.MedCram.com. Topics include COVID-19 testing problems and shortages in the United States, Mutation of SARS-CoV2, Rapid growth of confirmed coronavirus cases in Iran, South Korea, Washington State, among many other places. PLEASE NOTE: This video was recorded on March 3, 2020. Our more recent COVID-19 updates can […]

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Coronavirus outbreak: How to make your own face mask based on CDC guidelines

U.S. health officials have now recommended that we cover our faces with fabric when going outside for essential reason during the coronavirus pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says any face covering is better than none, especially if worn by a person who has the virus but doesn’t know it. But health experts […]

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Coronavirus: Herd immunity “not an option,” WHO says as COVID-19 cases resurge globally | FULL

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus addressed on Monday the recent discussions on herd immunity response to the pandemic as cases resurge globally. Tedros said that adapting the herd immunity response would be “scientifically ethically problematic” as most of the world’s population is still susceptible to the virus. He added that the long-term […]

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Coronavirus: World Health Organization looking at middle 2021 as likely roll-out of vaccine | FULL

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Monday that 184 countries are now part of the COVAX Facility, the global initiative that brings together governments and manufacturers to ensure eventual COVID-19 vaccines reach those in greatest need. WHO Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan provided an update on the search for a vaccine saying […]

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Coronavirus: Canada has close to 20,500 active COVID-19 cases, feds report | FULL

Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Dr. Theresa Tam on Friday announced the country’s latest coronavirus numbers — 191,732 total cases of COVID-19, 9,699 total deaths due to the virus and close to 20,500 active COVID-19 cases nationally. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held a press conference, alongside Tam, and Deputy Chief Public Health Officer […]

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Coronavirus: WHO discusses COVID-19 vaccine results, fair distribution once developed | FULL

The World Health Organization (WHO) officials provided an update on the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday, after a trial of a U.K.-developed coronavirus vaccine has found that it is safe and induces an immune reaction, according to preliminary results. WHO emergencies programme executive director Michael Ryan called it “good news” while stating […]

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Coronavirus: World Health Organization wants to avoid “punishing” lockdowns amid pandemic | FULL

During a World Health Organization (WHO) press conference on Friday, Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO’s emergencies programme, said authorities should try to avoid “punishing” lockdowns amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as many countries see a sharp rise in the number of infections. “What we want to try to avoid – and sometimes it’s unavoidable […]

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