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COVID-19: Pause sale of captured wild animals in wet markets as emergency measure, WHO urges nations
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COVID-19: Pause sale of captured wild animals in wet markets as emergency measure, WHO urges nations

The coronavirus' origins have been the source of intense speculation, much of it centred around the likelihood that it was carried by bats and passed to humans through an intermediary species

WHO COVID-19 origins report: What are WHO's four theories on the emergence of SARS-CoV-2?
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WHO COVID-19 origins report: What are WHO's four theories on the emergence of SARS-CoV-2?

A joint statement by 14 countries states that they don't believe the conditions under which the report was written was "independent and objective".

WHO inquiry on COVID-19 origins raises many questions; health body chief casts doubt on findings
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WHO inquiry on COVID-19 origins raises many questions; health body chief casts doubt on findings

Some critics have suggested that the team seemed to take the Chinese official position at face value and did not adequately investigate lab officials’ assertions

COVID-19 origins remain unclear in WHO-China inquiry; Beijing's future cooperation uncertain
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COVID-19 origins remain unclear in WHO-China inquiry; Beijing's future cooperation uncertain

China’s lack of transparency as well as other concerns prompted a small group of scientists not affiliated with WHO to call for a new inquiry into the origin of the pandemic

With closed borders and travel bans, how COVID-19 changed the way people move around the world
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With closed borders and travel bans, how COVID-19 changed the way people move around the world

By the end of 2020, roughly half of all countries remained completely closed to non-citizens and non-visa holders except for essential travel related to health emergencies, humanitarian or diplomatic missions, commerce or family reunification.

As travel begins to normalise after a year of lockdowns, will vaccine passports become the way forward?
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As travel begins to normalise after a year of lockdowns, will vaccine passports become the way forward?

It has been suggested that the lure of a vaccine passport could result in more people stepping forward to get vaccinated.

WHO study finds one in three women worldwide have experienced at least one instance of sexual violence
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WHO study finds one in three women worldwide have experienced at least one instance of sexual violence

The study found such violence disproportionately affects women in low- and lower-middle-income countries, with some countries showing a prevalence of about half of all women.

Scientists begin to question WHO-China inquiry into coronavirus pandemic's origins
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Scientists begin to question WHO-China inquiry into coronavirus pandemic's origins

Scientists working on coronaviruses continue to unearth and report evidence to support the natural evolution and spillover of the virus from animals

WHO team visits disease control centres in Wuhan to investigate COVID-19 origins
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WHO team visits disease control centres in Wuhan to investigate COVID-19 origins

The WHO investigators visited hospitals and a seafood market in China even as Beijing continued to avoid blame for missteps in early response to the outbreak

WHO scientists visit Wuhan food market in search of clues for origins of COVID-19
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WHO scientists visit Wuhan food market in search of clues for origins of COVID-19

However, a single visit by scientists is unlikely to confirm the origins of COVID-19. Pinning down an outbreak’s animal reservoir is typically an exhaustive endeavour that takes years of research

Donald Trump destroyed his legacy, ended his political future and left conservative politics discredited
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Donald Trump destroyed his legacy, ended his political future and left conservative politics discredited

Democracy in the US will limp back to functionality, but the events set a terrible precedent that will encourage demagogues and dictators worldwide to undermine democracy and suppress will of the people

On Day One, Joe Biden moves to undo most damaging aspects of Donald Trump's Legacy
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On Day One, Joe Biden moves to undo most damaging aspects of Donald Trump's Legacy

Many of Trump’s most significant actions as president were aimed at limiting regulation of the environment and pulling back from efforts to combat climate change

WHO chief says unfair COVID-19 vaccine distribution risks causing 'catastrophic moral failure'
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WHO chief says unfair COVID-19 vaccine distribution risks causing 'catastrophic moral failure'

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said one poor country received a mere 25 vaccine doses while over 39 million doses have been administered in nearly 50 richer nations

COVID-19 response was a global series of failures, reads WHO panel's damning assessment
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COVID-19 response was a global series of failures, reads WHO panel's damning assessment

The report faults public health leaders for responding slowly to early evidence that people without symptoms could spread the new coronavirus

WHO says its China mission seeking answers about COVID-19's origins, not looking for someone to blame
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WHO says its China mission seeking answers about COVID-19's origins, not looking for someone to blame

The WHO had expected the investigation to start last week, but Beijing suddenly announced a last-minute hold-up over entry permission

WHO ‘disappointed’ with China for delaying entry of experts into Wuhan to study COVID-19 origins
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WHO ‘disappointed’ with China for delaying entry of experts into Wuhan to study COVID-19 origins

Emergencies chief Dr Michael Ryan said the international scientific team's team was to start on Tuesday, but several approvals had not yet been granted

Boris Johnson to chair crisis meet as countries block flights from UK over new highly infectious coronavirus strain
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Boris Johnson to chair crisis meet as countries block flights from UK over new highly infectious coronavirus strain

Scientists first discovered the new variant, which they believe is 70 percent more transmissible, in a patient in September. Public Health England notified the government on Friday when modelling revealed its full seriousness

International team seeking COVID-19 origin to visit China in Jan, says WHO
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International team seeking COVID-19 origin to visit China in Jan, says WHO

The UN body has for months been working to send a team of experts, including epidemiologists and animal health specialists, to China, where the novel coronavirus first surfaced in December 2019

Neuron activation near brain base due to stress may lead to infertility in women
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Neuron activation near brain base due to stress may lead to infertility in women

The researchers used a mouse model to investigate if the alterations in RFRP-3 neuronal activity led to changes in puberty onset, fertility and stress responses.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2020: Types of invisible disabilities and their impact
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International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2020: Types of invisible disabilities and their impact

This year’s theme was designed to bring attention to disabilities that are not immediately apparent to others and yet have a deep and potentially devastating impact on the lives of the patients, their loved ones and caregivers