Omicron, now in 171 countries, will soon replace Delta worldwide: WHO

Omicron, now in 171 countries, will soon replace Delta worldwide: WHO

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 has been identified in 171 countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. In its latest technical bulletin, the World Health Organization said Omicron will soon replace Delta globally because its immunity can be avoided. It found that Omicron was found to have a significant growth advantage, a higher secondary rate … Read more

According to the WHO, there is no evidence that healthy children and adolescents need COVID-19

According to the WHO, there is no evidence that healthy children and adolescents need COVID-19

People posing with a syringe in front of the World Health Organization (WHO) logo on the needle, pictured on December 11, 2021. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign up Jan 18 (Reuters) – There is currently no evidence that healthy children and adolescents need booster doses … Read more

Covid-19 health emergency could be over this year, WHO says

Covid-19 health emergency could be over this year, WHO says

GENEVA: The World Health Organization’s emergencies chief said on Tuesday the worst of the coronavirus pandemic – deaths, hospitalizations and lockdowns – could be over this year if huge inequities in vaccinations and medicines are corrected quickly. Dr Michael Ryan, speaking at a roundtable on vaccine equity organized by the World Economic Forum, said that … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Ukraine suspects group linked to Belarusian intelligence services for cyberattack

EXCLUSIVE Ukraine suspects group linked to Belarusian intelligence services for cyberattack

A laptop screen shows a warning message in Ukrainian, Russian and Polish, which appeared on the official website of Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry after a massive cyberattack, in this illustration taken January 14, 2022. REUTERS/Valentin Ogirenko /Drawing Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Ukrainian government websites were hit by a cyberattack Russia has … Read more

Poorest countries reject more than 100 million COVID vaccines, as many close to expiring

Poorest countries reject more than 100 million COVID vaccines, as many close to expiring

Short shelf life, lack of refrigerators are the main reasons for refusal Nearly 700 million doses delivered stored in poor countries WHO COVAX program nears delivery of one billion doses BRUSSELS, Jan. 13 (Reuters) – Poorer countries last month rejected more than 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines distributed by the global COVAX program, mainly … Read more

WHO official on comment by President Omicron of Brazil

WHO official on comment by President Omicron of Brazil

In an interview, Jair Bolsonaro downplayed the advance of the new variant in Brazil. (TO FILE) Brasilia: World Health Organization emergency director Mike Ryan on Wednesday refuted statements by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro that the Omicron variant of the coronavirus would be welcome and could even end the pandemic. In a previous interview, Bolsonaro downplayed … Read more

Omicron is dangerous, especially for the unvaccinated: WHO

Omicron is dangerous, especially for the unvaccinated: WHO

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is dangerous, the WHO has said. (To file) Geneva: The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is dangerous – and especially for those who have not been vaccinated against the disease, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. The WHO has said the huge global spike in cases is being caused by … Read more

Covid cases in Europe more than doubled in two weeks, WHO says

Covid cases in Europe more than doubled in two weeks, WHO says

new video loaded: Covid cases in Europe more than doubled in two weeks, WHO says transcription Return transcription Covid cases in Europe more than doubled in two weeks, WHO says The World Health Organization has warned that more than half of people in Europe could be infected with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus within … Read more

Worldwide COVID cases increase 71% in one week

Worldwide COVID cases increase 71% in one week

Worldwide COVID cases increase 71% in one week – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The Omicron variant is causing spikes in COVID-19 cases throughout the world. Some European hospitals are at capacity as the virus threatens to derail the upcoming Beijing Olympics. Elizabeth Palmer reports. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking … Read more

Calling Omicron “Mild” a mistake, warns WHO

Calling Omicron “Mild” a mistake, warns WHO

“We need people to hang on and really fight,” WHO technical officer for Covid said (File) Geneva: The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is killing people across the world and should not be considered benign, the World Health Organization insisted on Thursday. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the record number of people catching the new … Read more