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WHO warns two million virus deaths ‘likely’ before vaccine ready

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With coronavirus fatalities nearing one million, experts call for concerted action to curb the pandemic. The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the global...
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Emails Show How Pesticide Industry Influenced U.S. Position in Health Talks

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The emails, from a pesticide industry lobbyist to employees at the Department of Agriculture, expressed alarm over proposed guidelines issued by a United Nations task...
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Advice on Virus Transmission Vanishes From C.D.C. Website

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Just days after publishing significant new guidance on airborne transmission of the coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday withdrew the advice,...
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WHO endorses protocol for coronavirus herbal medicine trials

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World Health Organization The World Health Organization (WHO) endorsed Saturday a protocol for testing African herbal medicines as potential treatments for the coronavirus and other...
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Bill Gates on Coronavirus, Vaccines and Global Health

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On Monday, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation released the fourth of its annual Goalkeeper reports, which track the slow but steady progress the world...
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Wild polio sufferers reflect as Africa set to be declared free of the disease

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Nigerian Gbemisola Ijigbamigbe’s right leg was virtually paralysed after she contracted wild polio aged 11 months. Now the 28-year-old leads an active life as a...
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Are We Looking for the Wrong Coronavirus Vaccines?

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Not long after the new coronavirus first surfaced last December, an ambitious prediction was made: A vaccine would be available within 12 to 18 months,...
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Corruption in purchase of virus protective equipments is murder – WHO chief

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has described corruption in the procurement of Covid-19 personal protective equipment (PPEs) as unacceptable and likened it to murder. Director-General...
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Madagascar sacks health minister

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The Indian Ocean island-nation saw COVID-19 cases surge in July despite an official campaign to promote a controversial herbal drink touted as a remedy for...