Category: Health

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WHO chief says China’s zero-COVID policy not ‘sustainable’

Story by Reuters The head of the World Health Organisation said on May 10 China’s zero-tolerance Covid-19 policy is not sustainable given what is now known of the...

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Covid led to 15 million deaths globally, not the 5 million reported: WHO

Story by Reuters Almost three times as many people have died as a result of Covid-19 as official data show, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) report,...

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Study shows 99% on Indonesia’s most populous island have Covid antibodies

Story by Reuters Almost all residents of Indonesia’s most populous island of Java have antibodies against Covid-19, owing to a combination of prior infection and...

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Large Covid-19 outbreaks still spreading in Asia: UN chief

With new coronavirus variants emerging every four months on average, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that the pandemic is far from over as large...

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India reports first case of coronavirus variant XE

The first case of the new coronavirus variant XE, which might be more transmissible than other strains of the virus, has been reported in Mumbai, India, NDTV reported....

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Consuming artificial sweeteners linked to cancer risk: study

Consuming artificial sweeteners could increase the risk of developing cancer, a large-scale study suggested Thursday, but experts not involved in the research said it...

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No country met WHO air quality standards in 2021, data reveals

Not a single country managed to meet the World Health Organization’s (WHO) air quality standard in 2021, a survey of pollution data in 6,475 cities showed on March...

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COVID-19 cases, deaths continue to drop globally, WHO says

The number of new coronavirus cases and deaths globally have continued to fall in the past week, the World Health Organization said on March 9, with only the Western...

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WHO recommends Merck Covid pill for non-severe, at-risk patients

Story by AFP The World Health Organization on March 2 recommended an anti-Covid pill be taken by sufferers who have mild symptoms but are at high risk of...

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WHO urges rich countries to pay up for Covid plan

Story by AFP The WHO on Feb 9 urged rich countries to pay their fair share of the money needed for its plan to conquer Covid-19 by contributing $16 billion as a matter...