News & Perspective

Jul 13, 2020

Jul 13, 2020
Masked bus passenger

WHO warns of worse pandemic without detailed national plans

With the global total about to top 13 million cases, the WHO warns countries to act.

Jul 07, 2020

Jul 07, 2020
Flags at United Nations headquarters

US pulls out of WHO amid escalating COVID-19 activity

Also, the WHO will meet with Chinese officials to probe the source of the virus.

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 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.

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 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.

Feb 04, 2020

Feb 04, 2020
Man viewing airport flight board

nCoV total tops 20,000 as officials probe spread from nations outside of China

While officials investigate imported cases not apparently linked directly to China, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, says, "This is still first and foremost an emergency for China."

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