World Health Organization

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WHO to rename monkeypox virus to avoid discrimination
Urgent move to change name comes after scientists call it ‘inaccurate’ and ‘stigmatising’ as virus spreads

Ian Sample Science editor

15, Jun, 2022 @1:20 PM

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China calls theory that Covid originated in Chinese lab ‘politically motivated lie’
WHO report has said origins of virus are still unknown and recommended further investigation

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

10, Jun, 2022 @1:28 PM

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The Guardian view on monkeypox: communication is crucial | Editorial
Editorial: Language has a vital part to play in virus control. The World Health Organization should monitor it, as well as case numbers


05, Jun, 2022 @5:25 PM

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Do wood burners add to air pollution in cities? Yes, say citizen scientists
Pioneering Bristol study blames the solid-fuel burners in people’s homes for breaches of World Health Organisation guidelines

Tom Wall

29, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Monkeypox outbreak: WHO working on sexual contact theory, top adviser says
David Heymann says experts developing guidance for countries, as New York City resident tests positive for Orthopoxvirus

Edward Helmore and agencies in New York

21, May, 2022 @7:17 PM

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The Guardian view on low Covid vaccination rates: not just North Korea | Editorial
Editorial: Pyongyang has left its people highly vulnerable to this outbreak. But rich countries have a responsibility for the lack of protection in other places


19, May, 2022 @5:51 PM

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United Australia party and Coalition MPs denounced for ‘totally misleading’ claim about WHO
UAP uses full-page print ads to perpetuate baseless claim about a possible pandemic treaty as calls grow for uniform election media blackout rules

Christopher Knaus

19, May, 2022 @2:30 AM

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North Korea ‘in great turmoil’ over Covid death toll, says Kim Jong-un
Regime reports another 21 deaths as fresh outbreaks of coronavirus in South Africa and US concern health officials

Justin McCurry in Tokyo, Jason Burke in Cape Town

15, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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China’s zero-Covid policy is not sustainable, WHO director general says
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus calls for shift in approach as scores of Chinese cities remain in strictly enforced lockdown

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

10, May, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Erosion of abortion rights gathers pace around the world as US signals new era
A leaked supreme court draft ruling shows the US is set to end 50 years of a woman’s right to choose. Elsewhere, the battle still rages

Weronika Strzyżyńska

03, May, 2022 @5:29 PM

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Obesity ‘epidemic’ leading to 1.2m deaths a year in Europe, says WHO
Health body issues stark warning as report finds disease causing 200,000 cancer cases a year in region

Andrew Gregory Health editor

03, May, 2022 @12:15 PM

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Covid-19: India accused of trying to delay WHO revision of death toll
According to WHO analysis, figure for country is more than 4 million and not official tally of 520,000

Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Delhi

18, Apr, 2022 @5:14 PM

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