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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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U.S. Surpasses 8 Million Coronavirus Cases | NBC Nightly News

Coronavirus cases are climbing across the country as some hospitals are out of ICU beds and states set new records for infections. Some regions report that they’re experiencing a third wave of the virus. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and […]

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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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Coronavirus: WHO offers well wishes to U.S. President Trump, First Lady after positive test | FULL

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, alongside other WHO officials offered their well wishes to U.S. President Trump and first lady Melania Trump Friday after the announcement of their positive COVID-19 test late Thursday evening. Ghebreyesus announced on Friday that WHO has finalized approval for a second antigen-based rapid diagnostic test to be […]

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Coronavirus outbreak: WHO calls for COVID-19 vaccines to be classified as global public goods | FULL

World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus welcomed efforts by World Health Assembly member states to lift barriers to universal access to vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics after concluding a “very productive” meeting with the World Health Assembly. Tedros said it has to be a priority to ensure a fair distribution of all essential […]

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Coronavirus: World Health Organization urges countries to join COVAX facility | FULL

With many parts of the world facing closures again amid a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, WHO said they’re aiming for 2 billion doses of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of next year through their COVAX facility. During Friday’s briefing, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged countries that have not yet joined the COVAX facility to […]

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Coronavirus: WHO officials stress COVID-19 “not going away” as global cases top 30 million | FULL

World Health Organization emergencies programme director Dr. Michael Ryan on Friday spoke about case numbers and how they may differ in parts of the world, stressing that COVID-19 was “not burning” out and is not going away, especially for those countries entering their winter season. Technical lead Maria Van Kerkhove said case numbers is only […]

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Coronavirus outbreak: WHO says €7.4 billion pledged for COVID-19 vaccine, treatments | FULL

World Health Organization (WHO) officials provided an update on the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO, on Monday said that earlier in the day, €7.4 billion was pledged by 40 countries in an effort to raise funds for the development of a COVID-19 vaccine, diagnostics […]

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