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WHO: Europe again 'epicenter' of coronavirus pandemic with 10m cases
The 53-country region that makes up Europe under the umbrella of the World Health Organization (WHO) said it reached a record of confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1.5 million new infections last week, the organization's European director said Thursday.
Giving up on controlling COVID-19 would be 'dangerous': WHO chief warns
The World Health Organization chief warned that abandoning efforts to control the coronavirus pandemic, as suggested by a top US official, was "dangerous", urging countries not to "give up".
WHO provides Iran with ventilators, PCR machines
The World Health Organization (WHO) has delivered 150 medical ventilators and 100 high-performance real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) thermal cyclers to Iran to further support the country’s health system in its efforts to respond to the COVID-19 health emergency.
Remdesivir has very little effect on COVID-19 mortality, WHO finds
Remdesivir, one of the big treatment hopes for COVID-19, has very little effect on preventing deaths, according to a large and comprehensive trial run by the World Health Organization.
Health Minister: Imposing sanctions amid pandemic indicative of ‘genocide’
Iran’s Health Minister Saeed Namaki said on Monday that imposing illegal sanctions which target ordinary and vulnerable people amid pandemic is a sign of “genocide”.
UN, NGOs shaken by DR Congo abuse claims
The humanitarian world pledged to combat the scourge of sexual abuse within its ranks following shock revelations of alleged exploitation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
One million COVID-19 deaths 'a very sad milestone', but virus suppressible: WHO
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that one million deaths from COVID-19 was “a very sad milestone”, after many victims suffered “a terribly difficult and lonely death” and their families were unable to say goodbye.
WHO wants 120m rapid virus tests for poorer states
Some 120 million rapid tests for COVID-19 will be made available to poorer countries at $5 each, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced — if it can find the money.
Iran health minister urges WHO to help end US sanctions
Iranian Health Minister Saeid Namaki called on the World Health Organization (WHO) to take the necessary measure for the termination of the US sanctions against people of Iran amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Defying US, Xi praises China, WHO for battling coronavirus
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday praised China's role in battling the coronavirus pandemic and expressed support for the World Health Organization, in a repudiation of US criticism.
What is the best way to share out a future COVID-19 vaccine?
An international group of ethicists on Thursday criticized the World Health Organization's (WHO) goal of distributing coronavirus vaccines to treat 20 percent of each country's population, proposing instead what they said was a more equitable system of distribution.
Coronavirus cases, deaths slow in most regions: WHO
The coronavirus pandemic is still raging worldwide, but fresh World Health Organization data indicates its pace is easing in most regions, with the biggest slowdown seen in the hard-hit Americas.
WHO cautious on COVID-19 plasma treatment as US issues emergency authorization
The World Health Organization on Monday was cautious about endorsing the use of recovered COVID-19 patients’ plasma to treat those who are ill, saying evidence it works remains “low quality” even as the United States issued emergency authorization for such therapies.
WHO says children aged 12 and over should wear masks like adults
The World Health Organization (WHO) said children aged 12 and over should wear masks to help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic under the same conditions as adults, while children between six and 11 should wear them on a risk-based approach.
WHO: 'We are nowhere close' to having the herd immunity needed to stop the coronavirus
Recent reports have suggested that herd immunity may be achieved when as little as 50 percent of the population is immune. Herd immunity occurs when enough of the population is immune to the coronavirus, either via exposure or vaccine, for transmission to wane.

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