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Aug 25, 2021

Aug 25, 2021
Man getting COVID vaccine

WHO sees signs of global COVID-19 plateau

Also, a US probe into the source of SARS-CoV-2 was inconclusive, with worries that time is running out to discover the origin.

Jan 25, 2021

Jan 25, 2021
Train commuters inside station wearing masks

Experts weigh economic impact as world nears 100 million COVID-19 cases

New reports touch on the pandemic's economic toll and on the benefits vaccine equity could have.

Dec 14, 2020

Dec 14, 2020
South Korean medic

South Korea among several nations eyeing lockdowns

Other regions considering further measures include London, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands.

Aug 18, 2020

Aug 18, 2020
Healthcare workers donning COVID-19 protective equipment

WHO urges global coordination of vaccine rollout, notes COVID in Caribbean

The head of the WHO warns about "vaccine nationalism" and previews a basic strategy for deploying vaccine.

Aug 11, 2020

Aug 11, 2020
Vaccine development

Pandemic total tops 20 million amid Russian vaccine news, New Zealand flare-up

Russia's vaccine hasn't been through phase 3 trials, raising worries that the country is skipping key safety steps.

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.

Oct 06, 2011

Oct 06, 2011

Study finds H1N1 pandemic in Mexico more deadly

(CIDRAP News) – Researchers who took a detailed look at 2009 H1N1 deaths in Mexico, where the virus was first detected, found that the new flu virus was more deadly than most seasonal flu epidemics and more lethal than in other countries, which confirms impressions early in the pandemic that the disease was worse in Mexico.

Oct 13, 2010

Oct 13, 2010

H3N2 a player in early Northern Hemisphere flu season

(CIDRAP News) – More signals suggest the Southern Hemisphere's flu season is winding down, while activity is low at the start of the Northern Hemisphere's flu season, except in China, which is seeing moderate H3N2 circulation.

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