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QnA: WHO experts, Chinese researchers to produce joint report on coronavirus origins
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QnA: WHO experts, Chinese researchers to produce joint report on coronavirus origins

The researchers claim to have established a link and a potential pathway for the early COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan.

WHO team visits Wuhan lab at the center of coronavirus conspiracies, likely to meet staff
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WHO team visits Wuhan lab at the center of coronavirus conspiracies, likely to meet staff

The visit to the Wuhan Institute of Virology was one of the highlights of the WHO mission in order to gather data and search for clues as to where the COVID virus originated and how it spread

African health official blasts 'terrible' vaccine inequality; high-income nations oppose proposal to waive IP rules
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African health official blasts 'terrible' vaccine inequality; high-income nations oppose proposal to waive IP rules

A small group of high-income countries and their trading partners, including the EU, US, Brazil, Canada, Japan and the UK Thursday opposed South Africa and India's request to waive some intellectual property rules to allow for faster, easier access to COVID-19 vaccines around the world

Results of COVID-19 vaccine trials show world can dream of pandemic's end: WHO chief
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Results of COVID-19 vaccine trials show world can dream of pandemic's end: WHO chief

The chief of the global health body also warned that the rich and powerful countries must not trample the poor and marginalized 'in the stampede for vaccines'

WhatsApp introduces new custom, doodle wallpapers, stickers packs and more
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WhatsApp introduces new custom, doodle wallpapers, stickers packs and more

In Custom chat wallpapers users can make their chats personal and distinguishable by using a custom wallpaper for the most important chats and favourite people.

China to be joined by international experts soon to help investigate coronavirus origin: WHO
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China to be joined by international experts soon to help investigate coronavirus origin: WHO

WHO emergencies director hailed the 'tremendous amount of scientific investigation' done by the Chinese, but said international experts needed to be reassured about the quality of the science

Climate change will pose greater threat to human lives than COVID-19: Red Cross
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Climate change will pose greater threat to human lives than COVID-19: Red Cross

The World Disaster Report rated climate change as the greatest global challenge, finding disasters triggered by climate-related events had risen 35% since 1990s

World Diabetes Day 2020: Less salt intake, exercising may help diabetics keep their heart healthy
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World Diabetes Day 2020: Less salt intake, exercising may help diabetics keep their heart healthy

A 2010 study suggests that cardiovascular complications are the major cause of death among 70 percent of patients with Type 2 diabetes

World Heart Day 2020: Here's why we celebrate 29 September to raise awareness about cardiovascular diseases
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World Heart Day 2020: Here's why we celebrate 29 September to raise awareness about cardiovascular diseases

World Heart Day was first observed on 29 September, 1999, when the World Heart Federation collaborated with the World Health Organisation

WHO to roll out 120 million rapid COVID-19 tests that promises result 'in minutes' for poorer countries
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WHO to roll out 120 million rapid COVID-19 tests that promises result 'in minutes' for poorer countries

Rolling out quicker testing in poorer countries aims to help health care workers get a better grip on where the coronavirus is circulating, in hopes of following up with containment and other measures to stop it

WHO says global COVID-19 toll could double to 2 million without 'collective action'
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WHO says global COVID-19 toll could double to 2 million without 'collective action'

WHO's emergencies director Michael Ryan on Saturday said that one million deaths "is a terrible number and we need to reflect on that before we start considering a second million"

US to skip global effort to find COVID-19 vaccine, says 'won't be constrained by corrupt WHO'
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US to skip global effort to find COVID-19 vaccine, says 'won't be constrained by corrupt WHO'

In early April, Trump blasted the agency, saying they "called it wrong" on COVID-19, that the WHO was "very China-centric" in its approach

WHO chief warns against reopening too quickly without controlling COVID-19, says its a 'recipe of disaster'
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WHO chief warns against reopening too quickly without controlling COVID-19, says its a 'recipe of disaster'

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus insists that countries that are serious about opening up must also be serious about suppressing transmission

WHO says reports on Hong Kong man getting reinfected with COVID-19 are 'important' for vaccine research
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WHO says reports on Hong Kong man getting reinfected with COVID-19 are 'important' for vaccine research

A WHO spokesperson said that the unpublished study offers the first "clear documentation" that reinfection is possible, but added that the number of such cases is likely very small

COVID-19 affects health of men more severely, but its impact on women is vast and understudied
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COVID-19 affects health of men more severely, but its impact on women is vast and understudied

From nurses and doctors to contract tracers and volunteers, women are disproportionately represented on the front lines of health care delivery, study finds.

WHO advance team probing COVID-19 origin ends China visit; group of experts to visit Wuhan soon
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WHO advance team probing COVID-19 origin ends China visit; group of experts to visit Wuhan soon

Epidemiological studies will begin in Wuhan to identify the potential source of early cases of COVID-19, said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

GAVI vaccine alliance looking at range of prices for COVID-19 shots, sets cap of $40 per dose
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GAVI vaccine alliance looking at range of prices for COVID-19 shots, sets cap of $40 per dose

Seth Berkley, chief executive of the GAVI vaccine alliance, said they're aiming for tiered pricing for richer and poorer countries to ensure fair global access to COVID-19 shots

The WHO's risky communication strategy created confusion around COVID-19
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The WHO's risky communication strategy created confusion around COVID-19

In the first days of the outbreak, WHO prefered to communicate over Twitter, which goes against the agreed communication plan in the 2005 IHR.

COVID-19 vaccines won't be ready until early 2021 despite generating immune response, says WHO
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COVID-19 vaccines won't be ready until early 2021 despite generating immune response, says WHO

Mike Ryan, head of WHO's emergencies program, cautioned schools about re-opening until community transmission of COVID-19 is under control.