News & Perspective

Jun 30, 2020

Jun 30, 2020
Woman with mask and cell phone at train station

EU travel list excludes US, other COVID-19 hot spots

Also, the Recovery trial announces that a review showed no COVID benefit for a well-known HIV treatment.

Jun 25, 2020

Jun 25, 2020
Outdoor physical distancing in Italy

Global COVID-19 cases top 9.5 million; Europe reports uptick

The Americas and South Asia continue to be the hot spots, but cases in Europe rise for the first time in months.

Jun 24, 2020

Jun 24, 2020
oxygen port

COVID-19 demands intensify efforts to ease oxygen shortages

COVID-19 cases are rising by 1 million a week, exceeding oxygen supplies in a market in which most concentrators are produced by a few companies.

May 08, 2020

May 08, 2020
Police car at night

COVID-19 battle echoes smallpox; concerns rise over domestic violence in lockdown

The WHO voices concern over increased domestic violence in nations under stay-at-home orders.

Apr 17, 2020

Apr 17, 2020
Patient on ventilator

China ups coronavirus death toll

As global deaths approach 150,000, the WHO says it will issue guidance over the weekend on serologic testing.

Mar 18, 2020

Mar 18, 2020
IV drips

Global COVID-19 total tops 200,000; WHO unveils massive treatment study

The WHO announces a large international clinical trial to test 5 treatments.

Mar 03, 2020

Mar 03, 2020
Respirators

WHO warns of COVID-19-related protective equipment shortage

Three main hot spots saw no slowdown in cases, and Argentina and Chile became the latest countries in the Americas to report their first cases.

Feb 28, 2020

Feb 28, 2020
Mexico City

WHO raises global COVID-19 risk to highest level

As concerns deepen about Iran, the WHO is in the process of sending a mission to the country, with UAE help.

Feb 24, 2020

Feb 24, 2020
Critically ill patient in hospital

Study of 72,000 COVID-19 patients finds 2.3% death rate

The JAMA study reveals a 49% death rate in critically ill patients; for a much smaller study it was 62%.

Feb 19, 2020

Feb 19, 2020
ICU patient

China's COVID-19 death toll tops 2,000; Iran reports first cases

Also today, 79 more Diamond Princess infections were reportedraising cruise ship totals to 621 and the WHO details stepped-up response measures regarding the Westerdam ship in Cambodia.

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