World Health Organization

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Tanzania leader says prayer will cure Covid, as hospitals overflow
Experts fear policies of John Magufuli could undermine vaccine programme in Africa

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

28, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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China did 'little' to hunt for Covid origins in early months, says WHO document
Exclusive: summary from visit last year reveals Chinese officials offered scant details

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

23, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Italy 'misled WHO on pandemic readiness' weeks before Covid outbreak
Preparations not reviewed since 2006 but self-reporting in February 2020 claimed they were at highest level

Angela Giuffrida

22, Feb, 2021 @8:22 PM

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'A pandemic of abuses': human rights under attack during Covid, says UN head
Freedoms have been crushed and free speech impeded by governments around the world, says António Guterres

Annie Kelly and Pete Pattisson

22, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Experts warn against billionaires' plans for privately run Australian quarantine centres
As Linfox and Wagner discuss their proposals with state authorities, a former WHO epidemiologist says facilities should be run entirely by government

Christopher Knaus

16, Feb, 2021 @7:35 AM

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How the Covid pandemic could end – and what will make it happen faster | Devi Sridhar
Pandemics are global by definition. Only travel restrictions and equal vaccine access for all countries will end this crisis, says health expert Devi Sridhar

Devi Sridhar

15, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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WHO investigator claims China refused to hand over key Covid information
Australian infection expert, part of a team visiting Wuhan, says they were provided only with a summary of data

Emma Graham-Harrison

14, Feb, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Two-thirds of Britons do not want rich countries to have vaccine priority
Poll backs call for western governments to share Covid vaccine formulae for global rollout

Harriet Sherwood

14, Feb, 2021 @8:40 AM

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All hypotheses on Covid-19 origins still being investigated, says WHO boss
Comments from Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus came after another WHO expert said laboratory theory was ‘extremely unlikely’

Ian Sample Science editor

13, Feb, 2021 @1:34 AM

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No need to quarantine after Covid contact if fully vaccinated, says CDC – as it happened
People in the US who have had full number of jabs can skip 14-day quarantine, public health officials say. This blog is closed

Ben Doherty (now); Yohannes Lowe, Mattha Busby, Matthew Weaver, Amelia Hill, Lucy Campbell and Alison Rourke (earlier)

12, Feb, 2021 @12:41 AM

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WHO backs use of Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine for adults of all ages
Panel recommends extending time between doses to 8 and 12 weeks to improve efficacy

Sarah Boseley

10, Feb, 2021 @5:58 PM

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Australia backs WHO’s Wuhan findings on Covid, despite Coalition MP’s comments
Greg Hunt says he’s pleased lab leakage theory has been dismissed, as Liberal backbencher Tim Wilson argues the World Health Organization’s credibility is ‘on the line’

Daniel Hurst in Canberra and Helen Davidson in Taipei

10, Feb, 2021 @4:00 AM

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