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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.

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.

Jun 12, 2009

Jun 12, 2009

Communication expert endorses WHO's delay on pandemic declaration

(CIDRAP News) – A well-known risk-communication expert said the World Health Organization (WHO) acted wisely in delaying its declaration of an influenza pandemic until yesterday, but he simultaneously expressed concern that the move may lead to complacency about the situation.

Jun 11, 2009

Jun 11, 2009

WHO declares pandemic of novel H1N1 virus

(CIDRAP News) – After delaying action for weeks as the novel H1N1 influenza virus took hold in far-flung parts of the globe, the World Health Organization (WHO) today declared a full-fledged pandemic, formally recognizing that the virus is becoming a global contagion.

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