News & Perspective

Jun 20, 2022

Jun 20, 2022
Monkeypox on back of hands

WHO focuses less on endemicity as global monkeypox cases top 2,500

In Europe, 99.4% of patients are male, and 98.4% are men who have sex with men.

Jan 07, 2022

Jan 07, 2022
lateral flow

Global COVID-19 case total passes 300 million mark

Countries took new steps to slow the spread, and new UK data show boosters provide strong protection against severe Omicron infection.

Oct 06, 2021

Oct 06, 2021
Grocery worker wearing mask

Decline in global COVID-19 cases, deaths continues

"Keeping up with measures that suppress transmission are hard but even more critical now."

Sep 07, 2021

Sep 07, 2021
G20 Italy logo

G20 pushes for more COVID support for developing nations

As global cases top 220 million, surges continue in Southeast Asia and Oceania.

Aug 12, 2021

Aug 12, 2021
SARS-CoV-2

WHO calls on countries to set aside differences in SARS-CoV-2 origin probe

The next study phase includes examining raw data and stored blood samples.

Jul 09, 2021

Jul 09, 2021
COVID vaccination

China's CoronaVac vaccine shows good efficacy in 2 studies

The vaccine had good efficacy against infection and severe disease, but lower than with mRNA vaccines.

Apr 21, 2021

Apr 21, 2021
Brazil vax

WHO: Pandemic shows no signs of easing

India's daily cases topped 300,000, the only country besides the United States to hit that level.

Apr 02, 2021

Apr 02, 2021
MRI of brain blood vessels

More global reports of blood clots after AstraZeneca COVID vaccination

As a precaution, the Dutch health ministry announces a pause in vaccinating people younger than 60.

Apr 01, 2021

Apr 01, 2021
Oxygen tanks in warehouse

COVID cases surge in South American, European hot spots

The WHO repeats a call for 10 million vaccine doses for nations that haven't reached vulnerable groups.

Mar 26, 2021

Mar 26, 2021
Rwanda COVID

Global COVID-19 rise adds more vaccine rollout turbulence

The WHO issues an urgent request for countries to donate 10 million vaccine doses in a final push to get inital vaccine to all countries.

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