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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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Omicron spreads faster and weakens jabs, says WHO

The Omicron coronavirus variant is more transmissible than the Delta strain and reduces vaccine efficacy but causes less severe symptoms according to early data, the...

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1.3 million people die annually worldwide due to road accidents: WHO

The WHO on the occasion of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims shared that 1.3 million people die annually worldwide due to road accidents. It said the...

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Europe is only region with increasing Covid deaths: WHO

The World Health Organisation says coronavirus deaths in Europe rose 5pc in the last week, making it the only region in the world where COVID-19 deaths increased. The...

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Number of smokers worldwide shrinking: WHO

The number of smokers worldwide has dropped steadily in recent years, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, urging countries to step up control measures further to...

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WHO trolls Facebook, WhatsApp to deliver a pertinent public message

The global outage of Facebook and Whatsapp triggered millions of reactions on Twitter, but an unexpected and yet pertinent was from the WHO. The World Health...

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Coronavirus booster shots ‘not a luxury’, says WHO

A third-dose booster shot of the Covid-19 vaccination is a way to keep the most vulnerable safe and “not a luxury”, the World Health Organisation said on Aug...

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WHO experts say search for Covid origins ‘stalled’

Story by AFP The search for the origins of the Covid pandemic that has killed millions and crippled economies is at a standstill even as time is running out, scientists...

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WHO urges rich states to stop booster shots for fairness sake

Story by AFP The WHO called on Wednesday for a moratorium on Covid-19 vaccine booster shots as China tightened overseas travel curbs after recording its highest number...

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WHO panel advises against Covid-19 vaccination proof for travel

Story by Reuters The World Health Organisation’s Emergency Committee on Thursday maintained its stance that proof of COVID-19 vaccination should not be required...