- The Guardian 06:51August 7, 2020Global report: WHO warns against dangers of 'vaccine nationalism'US study says 300,000 Americans could die from coronavirus, Bolsonaro urges Brazilians to ‘get on with life’; Africa passes 1m casesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe World Health Organization has warned against “vaccine nationalism”, cautioning richer countries that if they keep treatments to themselves they cannot expect to remain safe if poor nations remain exposed.As global cases of Covid-19 passed 19 million on Friday, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it would be in the interest of wealthier nations to help every country protect itself against the disease. Continue reading...
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- Breitbart News 02:09August 5, 2020W.H.O. Casts Doubt on Coronavirus Originating in Wuhan, China A senior World Health Organization (W.H.O.) expert on Monday declared that the novel coronavirus did not necessarily jump from animals into humans in Wuhan, China, where health officials detected the first clusters of the highly contagious and lethal disease.
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- New York Times 00:09August 5, 2020Tanzania’s President Says Country Is Virus Free. Others Warn of DisasterTanzania hasn’t reported a single coronavirus case in three months, even as the African continent is expected this week to cross the threshold of one million reported cases.
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- Huffington Post UK 10:22August 4, 2020WHO Chief Warns There May Never Be A 'Silver Bullet' For Coronavirus
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- Business Insider 07:37August 4, 20206 months after declaring the coronavirus a global health emergency, WHO director says there may never be a 'silver bullet' for the novel coronavirusFabrice Coffrini / AFP / Getty World Health Organization's director-general on Monday warned that there may never be a "silver bullet" for the coronavirus.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus' statement comes six months after the world organization declared the novel virus a global health emergency.
Tedros warned that despite promising prospects of a vaccine, the world may still need to maintain practices it adapted during the pandemic.
More than 18 million coronavirus cases have been recorded worldwide with over 692,000 deaths as of publishing time.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. World Health Organization's director-general on Monday warned that there may never be a "silver bullet" for the coronavirus, six months after the agency declared the novel virus a global health emergency.
"There's no silver bullet at the moment and there might never be," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus' said. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Inside London during COVID-19 lockdownSee Also:A protester says California police forced her to drink cold water to lower her temperature so she could be put in jailThe Maryland county where Barron Trump attends school has ordered private schools to stay closed until OctoberAustralia's 2nd-biggest city has implemented a curfew and barred people from going more than 3 miles away from home after a spike in coronavirus infections
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- The Guardian 04:26August 4, 2020Coronavirus live news: WHO says there may never be a 'silver bullet' vaccine for Covid-19Trump rejects national lockdown; Philippines reimposes restrictions on 27 million around capital; Vietnam in ‘decisive’ fight against coronavirus. Follow latest updatesTrump criticises lockdowns and falsely claims US ‘doing very well’Survivors show increased rate of psychiatric disorders, study findsAustralian state’s contact-tracing effort buckles under weight of casesAustralia live coronavirus updates 2.23am BST Andrews is now announcing new fines for anyone who breaches their isolation orders:If you are supposed to be at home and you are not, then you face the prospect of a fine of up to $5,000. If there were repeat breaches, if there were particularly selfish behaviour like, for instance, going to work when you had the virus, then there is the alternative pathway and that is, of course, taking you to the magistrates court, where the maximum penalty that can be applied to you is $20,000. 2.18am BST We are hearing a news conference form the premier of the Australian state of Victoria, which is battling a major coronavirus outbreak. Daniel Andrews says there are 439 new cases in the state and 11 new deaths. All of the deaths were in aged care settings.On Monday Andrews announced major new restrictions in the state for another six weeks to try to get control of the virus. You can follow all the live updates on this story on our Australian live blog here. Continue reading...
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- Breitbart News 14:48August 3, 2020Melbourne, Australia Imposes Curfew, Wedding Ban, Business Shutdown Amid Virus Surge(AFP) -- Australia's second-largest city started a six-week curfew and the Philippine capital was ordered back into lockdown, as the number of global coronavirus cases on Monday topped 18 million.
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- The Guardian 08:03August 3, 2020Global report: July's terrible toll revealed as coronavirus cases double every six weeksUS cases hit 1.87 million last month, or double the previous record; WHO says pandemic continues to accelerate; Melbourne wakes to strict lockdownCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageJuly was the worst month of the coronavirus pandemic so far for many countries, with more than 8 million cases recorded – nearly as many as the first six months of the outbreak put together, figures have shown.With global infections passing 18 million on Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned over the weekend that the pandemic continues to accelerate, with cases doubling about every six weeks. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 16:37August 2, 2020Trump wrecked the international order. It's time to start thinking about what happens when he's gone.German Federal Government/Jesco Denzel via Associated Press From abandoning the Kurds to withdrawing from the Paris Agreement and Iran Deal to attacking NATO, President Trump has undermined the post-Cold War international order and diminished America's influence around the world.
So it's time to think about how we should rebuild the trust with out allies and shape the world once Trump is out of office, whether that's in a few months or a few years.
Brett Bruen was the director of global engagement in the Obama White House and a career American diplomat. He runs the crisis-communications agency Global Situation Room.
This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. How will we put international institutions back together when Donald Trump finally leaves office?
Whether his departure comes in a matter of months or years, the damage he wrought will be considerable. Leaders both in the US and abroad need to begin drawing up plans. A bold new strategy and structure is required to restore a semblance of stability and security around the globe.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: What makes 'Parasite' so shocking is the twist that happens in a 10-minute sequenceSee Also:Social media superstars are sucking up all the political donations, leaving smaller candidates with nothing. But there's a way to end this fundraising inequality.Trump is trying to shove 4 years of China policy into 4 monthsEconomists are fleeing the Trump administration. That's a worrying sign for Trump and the future of the country.
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- The Guardian 16:31August 2, 2020Coronavirus global report: 'response fatigue' fears as Mexico hits 9,000 daily casesMany countries that believed they were past the worst are grappling with new outbreaks, says WHOCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMexico has recorded more than 9,000 daily coronavirus cases for the first time, as the country overtook the UK with the world’s third-highest number of deaths from the pandemic after the US and Brazil.The surging numbers were reported as the World Health Organization warned of “response fatigue” and a resurgence of cases in several countries that have lifted lockdowns. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian(UK) 09:14July 31, 2020Coronavirus live news: England imposes new restrictions in north as French cities adopt new mask rulesVietnam reports biggest jump in cases; Brazil’s Bolsonaro treated for infection; WHO says ‘young people’ behind some virus spikes; Follow latest updatesLockdown tightened in parts of northern EnglandUS economy suffers worst quarter since the second world war French and Spanish cases at highest level in weeksAustralia – live updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.11am BST Here’s a summary of the latest coronavirus developments: 6.57am BST In the US, Donald Trump has said closing schools across the country was causing death. “Keeping them out of school and keeping work closed is causing death also,” he said. “Economic harm, but it’s causing death for different reasons, but death. Probably more death.” After 150,000 coronavirus deaths in the country, Trump added the country “understands what it is dealing with now”, before pointing out leaders in countries like Australia and Japan were praised before a resurgence in Covid-19 cases. You can see the video below. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian 07:00July 29, 2020'One big wave' – why the Covid-19 second wave may not existWith no evidence of seasonal variations, the WHO warns the initial coronavirus pandemic is continuing and acceleratingCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Covid-19 pandemic is currently unfolding in “one big wave” with no evidence that it follows seasonal variations common to influenza and other coronaviruses, such as the common cold, the World Health Organization has warned.Amid continued debates over what constitutes a second wave, a resurgence or seasonal return of the disease, Margaret Harris, a WHO spokesperson, insisted that these discussions are not a helpful way to understand the spread of the disease. Continue reading...
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- Huffington Post UK 23:47July 28, 2020WHO Warns Coronavirus Pandemic Will Be 'One Big Wave'
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- Business Insider 01:54July 25, 2020Record number of COVID-19 cases reported to the World Health Organization in the past 24 hoursMore than 284,000 coronavirus cases were recorded worldwide over the past 24-hours: The highest single-day record.
Over 69,600 cases were recorded in the US.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A record number of coronavirus cases were reported the Worth Health Organization over the past 24 hours, according to a new situation report. There were 284,196 new infections reported.
More than 69,600 new cases were recorded in the United States. Brazil recorded 67,860 cases, France24 reported.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Inside London during COVID-19 lockdownSee Also:Fox News has 'parted ways' with a news anchor after she showed up to work visibly sick at the height of New York's coronavirus outbreakBill Gates shot down a conspiracy theory that he wants a global coronavirus vaccine rollout so he can implant microchips into peopleThe Trump administration will shell out $2 billion toward the creation of a coronavirus vaccine, and the first 100 million doses will be free to Americans
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- Business Insider 20:23July 23, 2020WHO director hits back at Pompeo, insisting he was not 'bought by China': 'COVID politics should be quarantined'The WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus responded Thursday to comments Mike Pompeo made last week that the leader was "bought" by China.
The allegations aren't only untrue, Tedros and his colleagues said, but distract from the central mission of the WHO: to save lives.
Trump has been a critic of the WHO since the beginning of the pandemic for what he sees as favoritism toward China.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In a media briefing Thursday, the World Health Organization's director-general defended himself against US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's reported allegations that the leader was "bought" by China.
"The comments are untrue and unacceptable and without any foundation," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in response to a question from BBC reporter Imogen Foulkes.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How the Navy's largest hospital ship can help with the coronavirusSee Also:WHO: We can't give up on contact tracing, 'no matter how extremely difficult' it is to track the spread of the coronavirusPhysiotherapy for the nose: People who lost their sense of smell in the COVID-19 pandemic are turning to 'smell therapy'The first human data from AstraZeneca and Oxford's coronavirus vaccine shows an immune response, a positive sign the shot might work
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- The Guardian(UK) 00:00July 22, 2020Mike Pompeo attacks WHO in private meeting during UK visitUS secretary of state said the World Health Organization was responsible for Britons who had died from Covid-19The US secretary of state Mike Pompeo launched an extraordinary attack on the World Health Organization during a private meeting in the UK, accusing it of being in the pocket of China and responsible for “dead Britons” who passed away during the pandemic.Pompeo told those present that he believed the WHO was “political not a science-based organisation” and accused its current director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of being too close to Beijing. Continue reading...
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- New York Times 12:14July 21, 2020China Uses W.H.O. Inquiry to Tout Coronavirus ResponseThe global health agency sent two experts to China, but it is unclear how much access they are getting. They must first complete a two-week quarantine.
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- The Guardian 02:37July 21, 2020Coronavirus live news: Trump backs face masks as 'patriotic', EU set to agree stimulusTrump to resume daily briefings; deal expected on €750bn EU Covid-19 recovery plan; two Brazil ministers test positive; WHO warns over Africa spread. Follow latest updatesEU leaders set to agree spending and €750bn Covid-19 recovery plansUS military medical teams dispatched to California hospitalsOxford coronavirus vaccine triggers immune response, trial showsFrance reveals 400-500 new Covid-19 clusters as mask rules tightenSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.29am BST Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic with me, Alison Rourke.Donald Trump has said he will resume his daily coronavirus briefings which stopped abruptly after the president (wrongly) suggested injecting disinfectant may be a way of treating Covid-19. The announcement comes as the president’s approval and polling numbers continue to decline. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 21:27July 20, 2020WHO: We can't give up on contact tracing, 'no matter how extremely difficult' it is to track the spread of the coronavirusNo matter how out-of-control the coronavirus pandemic has become, contact tracing remains a critical tool in controlling the spread, the WHO said Monday.
The eradication of the recent Ebola outbreak is one example of how contact tracing worked even in the most difficult of circumstances.
"COVID-19 can be stopped. We do not have to wait for a vaccine. We have to save lives now," Tedros said.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As cases of the coronavirus have surged across the US, some leaders have thrown up their hands when it comes to public-health tools like contact tracing, saying the process is just "impossible" when caseloads are overwhelming.
Contact tracing, a longstanding public-health intervention used to control the spread of infectious diseases, involves finding the people who've been in contact with an infected person — and sometimes the contacts of contacts as well — so they can quarantine themselves and avoid spreading it to others. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How the Navy's largest hospital ship can help with the coronavirusSee Also:The best office chairsI tried the popular $10 witch hazel toner that over 3,900 Amazon users swear by — and I get what all the hype is aboutThe WHO said 'too many countries are headed in the wrong direction' as COVID-19 cases spike in Brazil, Mexico, and the US
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- Huffington Post UK 11:05July 19, 2020World Health Organisation Reports Largest Ever Single-Day Increase In Covid-19 Cases
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- Business Insider 03:01July 19, 2020The World Health Organization reported back-to-back record-high daily increases in new coronavirus casesJuan Karita/AP The World Health Organization on Saturday reported a second single-day record of new confirmed coronavirus cases.
The organization announced 259,848 new cases on Saturday after recording more than 237,000 confirmed cases on Friday identified around the world.
A database by The New York Times said the US shattered its single-day record for new cases on July 16 with more than 75,600 as India recorded the world's second-highest surge with about 30,000 new cases each day.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The World Health Organization is again posting a single-day record of new confirmed coronavirus cases. It announced 259,848 new cases on Saturday.
The WHO on Friday posted more than 237,000 confirmed cases around the world. The back-to-back records come as many nations struggle with new waves of infections after loosening lockdown restrictions.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Inside London during COVID-19 lockdownSee Also:India becomes the third nation in the world to cross grim milestone of 1 million coronavirus infectionsArizona governor extends eviction moratorium after advocates said thousands in the state may be at risk of eviction as coronavirus cases surgeUS ban on cruise ships will stay in place through September, CDC says
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- Business Insider 18:36July 18, 2020Dr. Fauci: 'What we have got to do is reset' the US coronavirus response with 3 basic movesDr. Anthony Fauci said Friday that "what we have got to do is reset" the US' coronavirus response.
He recommended universal masking, avoiding crowds, and shutting down bars.
"If we do that for a couple of weeks in a row," Fauci said. "I think we're going to see a turnaround."
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fauci says it's time for a 'reset' on the US' coronavirus response.
"We have got to say, 'this is not working,'" the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases told PBS NewsHour on Friday, after another week of record-breaking coronavirus outbreaks, especially across the southern US, in Texas, Florida, Arizona, and California. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Why toilet-paper demand spiked 845%, and how companies kept up with itSee Also:The CDC held off publishing new guidelines for school reopenings after attacks from the White HouseThe Trump administration just pulled coronavirus data out of the CDC's hands, and it means Americans can't see where hospital beds are filledA leading antibody expert says you can get coronaviruses again, so 'there's not much we can do until there's a vaccine'
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- Breitbart News 01:32July 17, 2020Pompeo: C.C.P. Hid Human-to-Human Transmission of COVID, W.H.O. 'Co-Opted'On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Bill Hemmer Reports,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated that the Chinese Communist Party knew of person-to-person transmission of the coronavirus before they told the rest of the world about it and
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- Huffington Post UK 10:22July 16, 2020Donald Trump Is At War With Covid-19 Science
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- Business Insider 13:17July 14, 2020The WHO said 'too many countries are headed in the wrong direction' as COVID-19 cases spike in Brazil, Mexico, and the USThe head of the World Health Organization said that "too many countries are headed in the wrong direction" in the fight against the coronavirus.
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said people are getting "mixed messages from leaders" and that, without basic measures being followed, the pandemic is "going to get worse and worse and worse."
The Americas are the new epicenter of the virus, with countries like the US currently seeing record cases, and India and South Africa are also surging.
The WHO's emergency response head said some places in the Americas may need local lockdowns to "suppress transmission in specific areas where transmission is frankly out of control."
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The head of the World Health Organization said that too many nations are going in the "wrong direction" in the fight against the coronavirus, warning the pandemic could keep getting worse if countries don't take steps.
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO director general, said on Monday: "Let me be blunt, too many countries are headed in the wrong direction, the virus remains public enemy number one."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How the Navy's largest hospital ship can help with the coronavirusSee Also:WHO: We won't immediately have a 'perfect vaccine,' and it is 'not realistic' to expect the virus will soon be eliminatedFrat parties at UC Berkeley have been linked to a spike in coronavirus cases and its reopening is now in jeopardyKazakhstan accused China of fabricating reports of an outbreak of pneumonia more deadly than COVID-19
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- The Guardian 07:50July 14, 2020Global coronavirus report: restrictions return around world as cases pass 13mHong Kong, California and Manila tighten rules; WHO warns there are no shortcuts out of a pandemic; Australia passes 10,000 casesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCities and states around the world returned to tighter coronavirus restrictions to battle recurring outbreaks, as global infections passed 13 million and the World Health Organization warned there were “no shortcuts out of the pandemic”.Hong Kong will impose strict new social distancing measures from midnight on Tuesday, the most stringent there since the start of the pandemic, as authorities warned the risk of a large-scale outbreak was extremely high.The measures dictate that face masks will be mandatory for people using public transport and restaurants will no longer provide dine-in services and offer only takeaway after 6pm. Both are new rules that were not implemented during the city’s first and second coronavirus waves earlier this year. If a person does not wear a mask on public transport, they face a fine of HK$5,000 ($645). Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 21:14July 13, 2020WHO: We won't immediately have a 'perfect vaccine,' and it is 'not realistic' to expect the virus will soon be eliminatedThe World Health Organization warned Monday that any coronavirus vaccine will likely not be "perfect," in part because not "everyone will have access" to it right away.
The WHO stressed that other time-tested public health measures: handwashing, social distancing, quarantining, and wearing masks in public, can all help tamp down the spread of the virus in the meantime.
"Turn and face the problem and accept that it's going to take time," the WHO's Mike Ryan said. "It's going to require a huge commitment on the part of government and individuals in a number of countries to turn this around."
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A coronavirus vaccine is still many months away, but leading infectious disease experts are already warning that any eventual inoculation won't be a one-and-done fix for this pandemic, and that we'll instead have to learn to live with the looming threat of more coronavirus infections for months, if not years to come.
"Expecting that we will eradicate or eliminate this virus in the coming months is not realistic," the World Health Organization's Mike Ryan, executive director of health emergencies, said during a press briefing streamed from Geneva on Monday.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 6 months of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, reviewed in 6 minutesSee Also:Antibody tests around the world suggest very, very few people have built immunity to the coronavirusDr. Fauci said he's 'so sorry' the worst-nightmare pandemic scenario he outlined a year ago has become realityWHO: The coronavirus may be airborne and could float beyond 6 feet in restaurants, bars, and other indoor locations
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- Business Insider 18:02July 11, 2020The WHO says 'total lockdown' possible for countries after concerning surges in coronavirus casesJumping Rocks/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images The World Health Organization has said countries going back under full lockdowns could be possible as coronavirus cases surge in areas across the world.
Dr. Michael Ryan, WHO's Health Emergencies Program executive director, said Friday countries going back under full lockdowns could be "the only option" if they fail to squash "small embers," or early signs of resurging outbreaks.
Though regions that were previously hit hard by the pandemic, like Italy and New York City, have begun promising reopenings, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said this week that worldwide data indicate that "the virus is not under control; it's getting worse."
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Top officials with the World Health Organization said that further lockdowns are possible across the world as some regions track surges in coronavirus cases after relaxing quarantine measures.
Dr. Michael Ryan, the organization's Health Emergencies Program executive director, said at a Friday press conference that "there may be situations" in the near future of the novel coronavirus pandemic in which countries going back under full lockdowns "is the only option."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Inside London during COVID-19 lockdownSee Also:How South Florida screwed up its best chance to avoid a surge of COVID-19 casesSweden's coronavirus death toll is now approaching zero, but experts are warning others not to hail it as a successThe governor of Illinois says the White House forced states into a 'sick Hunger Games' trying to outbid each other for PPE
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- The Guardian 18:00July 11, 2020Global ‘catastrophe’ looms as Covid-19 fuels inequalityJob losses, homelessness, school closures and acute hunger set to rise dramatically without urgent support, Christian Aid warnsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe pandemic has exposed and reinforced deep inequalities across the world, with the true extent yet to be seen, according to a major new report.The crisis in the poorest countries threatens to escalate into a catastrophe as job losses and food insecurity mount. “The economic, social and political impacts are only starting to unfold,” says Building Back with Justice: Dismantling Inequalities after Covid-19, to be published by Christian Aid later this month. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian 17:08July 10, 2020Global report: Tokyo hits Covid-19 high as Australia limits arrivalsJapan reels from resurgence of virus while Australia restricts admissions to 4,000 a weekCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTokyo hit another record daily high number of new cases, Australia is to halve the number of citizens it allows to return each week and Hong Kong’s schools have closed early for the summer as countries around the world struggled to contain fresh coronavirus outbreaks.Amid growing signs of a resurgence of the virus in Japan, the capital reported 243 new infections on Friday, more than the previous day’s 224 and the first time that more than 200 cases have been confirmed for two consecutive days. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian 16:38July 10, 2020WHO's Covid-19 inquiry is a shrewd move in a sea of disinformationIts findings should illuminate global responses amid conspiracy theories and Trump’s mudslinging In the world of epidemiology it’s sometimes said that pandemics are lived forwards and understood backwards.We encounter them head-on, chaotically, trying to fathom the disease in real time even while trying to mitigate its impact. Lessons generally come later as the evidence accumulates. Continue reading...
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- Huffington Post UK 09:41July 10, 2020Coronavirus Going Airborne Indoors 'Cannot Be Ruled Out', WHO Says
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- The Guardian 09:00July 10, 2020Helen Clark: WHO coronavirus inquiry aims to 'stop the world being blindsided again'Former New Zealand prime minister says WHO director general said during early days he was ‘screaming every day but no one is listening’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA former prime minister of New Zealand whose leadership was defined by stability and thoroughness has been appointed to investigate if the World Health Organization failed to adequately warn of the coronavirus pandemic.In global circles, Helen Clark became known as a “fighter” and has described the WHO investigation as “exceptionally challenging” and a “very tough gig”, given the review would be conducted in the midst of a pandemic. Speaking to the Guardian from her home in Auckland, Clark said she had to start immediately – “before another pandemic is upon us”. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 20:23July 9, 2020WHO: The coronavirus may be airborne and could float beyond 6 feet in restaurants, bars, and other indoor locationsThe World Health Organization on Thursday acknowledged for the first time that it's possible the coronavirus may be transmitted through aerosols, which can linger in the air over several feet.
This kind of airborne transmission had previously only been acknowledged by the WHO in hospitals, where aerosol-generating procedures like intubation and resuscitation occur.
Previously, the WHO maintained that the virus is generally spread from person to person through respiratory droplets, which are heavy, and fall to the ground within a few feet.
But there is lots of new evidence that major coronavirus outbreaks have spread at churches, in bars, restaurants, offices, nightclubs, and other closed, stuffy settings.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On Thursday the World Health Organization acknowledged for the first time that the coronavirus may be passed around in the air across a poorly-ventilated room, even between people who may be spaced more than 6 feet apart.
Until now, the WHO had maintained that this virus is generally spread by contaminated droplets — which are a fraction of the width of a human hair but much larger and heavier than aerosols, which float in the air. Droplets typically drop to the ground soon after they leave the mouth or nose of an infected person.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How the Navy's largest hospital ship can help with the coronavirusSee Also:Why hundreds of scientists are asking WHO to say the coronavirus is 'airborne,' and why WHO isn't jumping to do soWHO says the coronavirus isn't airborne, but 239 scientists disagree. Either way, your precautions should remain the same.Harvard is keeping classes online this fall, placing it among the 8% of US colleges planning to do so. Here's the list so far.
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- Business Insider 19:43July 8, 2020Trump says he's withdrawing from the WHO while the pandemic rages, but he can't without CongressThe Trump administration has begun the process of formally withdrawing the US from the World Health Organization.
The president has accused the UN's health agency of being too China-centric, even though he praised Beijing's handling of COVID-19 in the early months of the initial outbreak.
Legal scholars and global health experts say President Donald Trump cannot unilaterally withdraw the US from the WHO, and requires congressional approval.
"As the complex process moves forward, I would expect Congress to weigh in on the wisdom of divorcing the entirety of US global health policy from the network of disease fighting programs that the US helped to build over decades, with the aid and cooperation of WHO and other countries," Dr. Jack Chow, a former WHO assistant director-general, told Insider. President Donald Trump has sent letters to both the United Nations and Congress informing them he's formally withdrawing the US from the World Health Organization over its response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump, who routinely praised Beijing's handling of coronavirus early on and has overseen the world's worst outbreak, has accused the WHO of being too China-centric and botching its response to the coronavirus pandemic.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Pathologists debunk 13 coronavirus mythsSee Also:NH Gov. Sununu will wear a mask when meeting with President Trump ahead of Portsmouth rallyBrazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was with the US ambassador to Brazil just days before testing positive for COVID-19Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19 after repeatedly flouting public-health recommendations
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- The Guardian 18:27July 8, 2020Scientists join forces to investigate airborne risk of coronavirusWHO adviser says results from well-designed studies are needed before it changes its adviceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA major research effort is under way to understand whether Covid-19 can spread through tiny airborne particles that are released by infected people and remain suspended in the air for hours.Scientists are working alongside sanitary engineers at the World Health Organization to investigate how tiny aerosols bearing the virus may be released into the environment; whether they are spread around rooms by air-conditioning units; and how infectious the particles may be. Continue reading...
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- Huffington Post UK 12:30July 8, 2020Covid-19 Droplets May Linger In The Air And Travel Long Distances
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- The Guardian 06:36July 8, 2020Global report: WHO says 'evidence emerging' of airborne coronavirus spreadWHO bows to pressure from scientists about risk from aerosol transmission; Brazil’s Bolsonaro tests positive; Israel health chief resignsCoronavirus latest updatesUS still ‘knee-deep’ in pandemic says FauciBrazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19The World Health Organization has acknowledged new evidence that the coronavirus spreads more widely in the air than it had previously suggested, as the Trump administration gave official notification of its withdrawal from the group.A day after a group of scientists said the global body was underplaying the risk of airborne transmission between people, a senior WHO official said there was “evidence emerging” of airborne transmission of the coronavirus, but that it was not definitive. Continue reading...
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- New York Magazine 05:02July 8, 2020World Leader in COVID-19 Deaths to Leave WHOThe Trump administration has officially notified the U.N. that the U.S. will leave the World Health Organization in 2021.
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- Breitbart News 04:21July 8, 2020Joe Biden Pledges to Rejoin WHO on 'First Day as President'Joe Biden, the presumptive Democrat nominee, is pledging to rejoin the World Health Organization (WHO) on his first day in the White House in response to President Donald Trump's announcement that the United States would exit the body.
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- Business Insider 23:07July 7, 2020Why hundreds of scientists are asking the WHO to say the coronavirus is 'airborne,' and why the WHO is not jumping to do soA group of 239 scientists is asking the WHO to acknowledge that coronavirus-spreading events generally share 3 qualities: they happen indoors, with large crowds, sharing the same air.
The WHO has been hesitant to say the coronavirus can be "airborne," which would mean it can float in the air further than a few feet.
The agency maintains that the coronavirus mainly spreads via respiratory droplets, which, though hundreds of times smaller than a human hair, tend to fall to the ground within 3-6 feet of their host.
But the group of scientists warns that evidence suggests the virus can spread much easier indoors in poorly-ventilated spaces with others, and the WHO needs to communicate that better.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The coronavirus has spread at bars, in elevators, at churches, restaurants, meatpacking plants, karaoke parties, nursing homes, prisons, and just about anywhere else crowds of people gather together and breathe, indoors.
"We know that the biggest risk is these closed, indoor environments," University of Maryland virologist Don Milton told Business Insider.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How the Navy's largest hospital ship can help with the coronavirusSee Also:The coronavirus still kills hundreds of people in the US every day, but Americans have stopped caring — and it's not entirely their faultFauci says being 'at a bar, inside, is bad news' during the coronavirus pandemic. Here are 7 reasons why he's right, according to science.As US coronavirus cases skyrocket, daily deaths are staying flat. The key is 'to keep the young people away from the old people,' one expert says.
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- Breitbart News 22:30July 7, 2020Trump Administration Officially Withdraws U.S. from World Health OrganizationThe Trump administration has formally withdrawn the United States from the World Health Organization (WHO) as the United Nations-backed agency continues to face fierce criticism over its response to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, according to Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ).
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- Huffington Post UK 10:05July 6, 2020Scientists Plan To Urge WHO To Take Airborne Spread Of Coronavirus More Seriously
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- Business Insider 14:03July 5, 2020The WHO changed its coronavirus timeline to say it got its first report about the virus on the internet, not from Chinese authoritiesThe World Health Organization changed its coronavirus timeline to say that its China office first found out about the novel coronavirus from local reports on the "viral pneumonia," rather than from Chinese officials.
The revision, published June 30, comes as multiple reports found that China withheld key information about the coronavirus outbreak from the public and the WHO for several days.
For months, China has been accused of covering up its knowledge of the coronavirus in its early days, and the WHO of helping it do so. Both sides have repeatedly refuted these accusations.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The World Health Organization changed its coronavirus timeline to say it first heard about the coronavirus from a press release online, rather than a report from Chinese authorities.
In the revision, published June 30, the WHO said that on December 31, 2019, "WHO's Country Office in the People's Republic of China picked up a media statement by the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission from their website on cases of 'viral pneumonia' in Wuhan, People's Republic of China."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Inside London during COVID-19 lockdownSee Also:A Kansas newspaper published a cartoon likening the state governor's compulsory face-mask order to the HolocaustMichael Cohen may have violated the terms of his prison release by eating out at a restaurant in ManhattanNative American protesters blocked the road leading up to Mount Rushmore and faced off with the National Guard in the hours before Trump's fiery speech
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- The Guardian 09:01July 5, 2020Global report: WHO reports record 200,000 cases in one day, amid surging outbreaksDonald Trump describes ‘victory’ over virus as cases rise; Mexico death toll becomes 5th highest; Australia’s toughest lockdown beginsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe World Health Organization has reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases with 212,326 being recorded in just 24 hours, amid a surge in the United States, Brazil and India.The WHO’s situation report showed that just under 130,000 of those new cases were in the Americas, including the US, Brazil and Mexico, but the WHO said South-East Asia, including India stood at just under new 28,000 new cases on Saturday. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian 09:12July 4, 2020Global report: WHO changes timeline on virus alert as cases top 11mUN health body says it found out about the outbreak itself, not via Chinese officials; US cases increase 53,000 on Friday; English pubs reopenCoronavirus latest updatesThe World Health Organization was alerted to the coronavirus crisis by its own office in China, and not by the local authorities, according to reports, as worldwide cases of Covid-19 passed 11 million and infections in the US rose by another 53,000.The UN health body has been accused by US president Donald Trump of failing to provide the information needed to stem the pandemic and of being complacent towards Beijing, charges it denies. Continue reading...
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- Breitbart News 20:57July 3, 2020Hillary Clinton: 'I Would Have Done a Better Job' than Trump on CoronavirusFailed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stated in an interview published Friday that she would have done a "better job" than President Trump in response to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.
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- Business Insider 21:55July 1, 2020WHO: 'Take control of your own destiny' with the coronavirus, and don't 'just rely on information from governments'The World Health Organization is urging individuals to assess their own coronavirus risk, and not just rely on the government to tell them when it's safe to go out.
Understanding your own coronavirus risk means understanding what's happening in your area, learning where the virus is spreading, and how and when it's safe to socialize.
"We can be advised by government, we can be advised by science, but in the end, this comes down to personal motivation and personal choice," the WHO's Mike Ryan said.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The World Health Organization on Wednesday urged people to think for themselves, and learn how to manage their own personal coronavirus risk, without relying on the government to tell them when it's safe to go out.
"We have to learn to live with this virus," the WHO's executive director of health emergencies, Mike Ryan, said during a regular press conference streamed from Geneva.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How the Navy's largest hospital ship can help with the coronavirusSee Also:WHO: 'The worst is yet to come' and the coronavirus pandemic is 'speeding up' because some countries aren't taking it seriously enoughHow to make your own hand sanitizer and cleaning wipesDr. Fauci says drinking inside bars is one of the most dangerous things you can do right now
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- The Guardian 19:49June 30, 2020Record Covid-19 cases in California as some countries prepare for 'universal' testingLA closes beaches and businesses as hospitals fill up while Bavaria announces ‘test offensive’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCalifornia has reported record new infections following its reopening as Los Angeles county ordered all beaches closed for 4 July and the re-shuttering of some businesses.Amid warnings hospitals were filling up and others could run out of intensive care beds in the coming weeks, the state broke its record on Monday for the highest number of new coronavirus cases reported in a single day, with more than 8,000 – the third time in eight days the state has broken a record for new cases. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 16:13June 30, 2020The WHO said it is a 'lame excuse' to claim COVID-19 contact tracing is too difficult — a clear dig at countries like the UK and USAssociated Press The director-general of the World Health Organization said countries who claim that contact tracing is too difficult to implement properly are offering a "lame excuse," the Associated Press reported.
The WHO has long recommended contact tracing as a key aspect of halting the spread of the coronavirus.
His comments are likely aimed at countries like the US and the UK, which have both struggled to implement comprehensive programmes.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) has branded the difficulties cited by some countries in setting up contact tracing efforts in the coronavirus pandemic "a lame excuse," according to The Associated Press (AP).
At a media briefing Monday, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus reiterated the importance of contact-tracing schemes, or the process of identifying people exposed to a virus. The WHO has previously said that contact tracing can "break the chains of transmission" of infectious diseases.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:A 100-person choir performed without masks in front of Mike Pence at a Dallas megachurch, as COVID-19 cases surge through TexasBoris Johnson is preparing to reimpose lockdown on a British city after a surge in coronavirus casesEuropean experts are looking on in horror at the botched US response to the coronavirus
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