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About 4 days ago

WHO: Another $45 BILLION Needed next Year to Vaccinate Adults across Globe

Head of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus estimated that the global COVAX program for developing and distributing coronavirus vaccines is $19 billion short of its $22 billion target this year. He said at a briefing that a further $35 billion to $45 billion will be needed next year to ensure that most adults around the world are immunized. The WHO chief urged G7 nations to fund the global coronavirus recovery, ...
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Al Manar
About 29 days ago

No Data Yet on Changing Covid Vaccines Between Doses: WHO

The WHO reiterated Friday there was 'no adequate data' on switching Covid-19 vaccines between doses, after France said under-55s who received an AstraZeneca first jab should get their second from a different vaccine. The World Health Organization has called for studies on so-called mixing and matching between vaccines, but said there was no comprehensive data so far on which it could make any recommendations. The UN health agency therefore recommends that the ...
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Al Manar
About 65 days ago

Covid Cases Rise 9% in Europe: WHO

The number of new coronavirus cases has risen in Europe after six weeks of decline, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. 'Last week, new cases of COVID-19 in Europe rose nine percent to just above one million. This brought a promising six-week decline in new cases to an end, with more than half of our region seeing increasing numbers of new infections,' WHO Europe's regional director Hans Kluge told a news ...
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Al Manar
About 81 days ago

WHO Approves AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday listed AstraZeneca and Oxford University’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, widening access to the relatively inexpensive shot in the developing world. “We now have all the pieces in place for the rapid distribution of vaccines. But we still need to scale up production,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, told a news briefing. “We continue to call for COVID19 vaccine developers to submit their dossiers to ...
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Al Manar
About 100 days ago

WHO Official Says Europe Faces “Pandemic Paradox”

World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Europe said the continent is at present facing a 'pandemic paradox' as vaccines are rolled out while new strains are being discovered. Hans Kluge stressed on Thursday the need to urgently inoculate priority groups facing the highest risks. 'Continued high rates of transmission and emerging COVID-19 variants of concern, however, have raised the urgency of the task to vaccinate priority groups', Kluge said at a ...
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Al Manar
About 102 days ago

Moderna Says Its Vaccine Effective against UK, South Africa Mutant Strain

US biotechnology firm Moderna on Monday said lab studies showed its Covid-19 vaccine would remain protective against variants of the coronavirus first identified in the United Kingdom and South Africa. But out of caution, the company will test adding a second booster of its vaccine to make three shots in total and has begun preclinical studies on a booster specifically for the South African variant. 'We are encouraged by these ...
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Al Manar
About 125 days ago

WHO Cites Hopes of Victory over Coronavirus in 2021

The World Health Organization announced that there are signs of victory over the Coronavirus during this year, provided that hygiene and safety are adhered to. 'It is important to maintain low rates of infection during the vaccination process, but this depends on people's behavior, and a sense of responsibility towards the threat of the virus,' Margaret Harris, a spokeswoman for the organization, said in a statement to the BBC. She added: 'The ...
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Al Manar
About 130 days ago

WHO Warns against Worse Pandemics to Come, Urges Preparedness

The World Health Organization (WHO) has given warning to the public that it's more than possible the world could eventually face worse pandemics, in an effort to urge nations to prioritize preparedness for the future. 'This is a wake-up call,' executive director of the WHO's Health Emergencies Program Michael Ryan said at a press briefing, according to AFP. 'It has spread around the world extremely quickly and it has affected every corner ...
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Al Manar
About 137 days ago

Interpol Expects 'Dramatic' Jump in Crime over Vaccine Shipments

Interpol chief Juergen Stock predicted Monday a sharp rise in crimes with robbers seeking to get their hands on precious vaccines aimed at stopping the coronavirus pandemic. 'With vaccines rolling out, crime will increase dramatically,' Stock told business weekly WirtschaftsWoche. 'We will see thefts and warehouse break-ins and attacks on vaccine shipments.' The secretary general of the France-based global policing agency said he also expected more cases of graft related to Covid-19 ...
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