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.

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.

Mar 10, 2021

Mar 10, 2021
Airplane COVID vaccine shipment

Global COVID-19 activity shows continued variation

Cases were up 2% last week, following a 7% increase the week before, the WHO says.

Jan 27, 2021

Jan 27, 2021
COVID testing

Cases drop in main global pandemic hot spots but surge elsewhere

In other developments, 70 countries have now detected the B117 variant, and more nations have also reported the 501Y.V2 and P.1 variants.

Dec 22, 2020

Dec 22, 2020
COVID vaccine and cash

Stimulus targets COVID vaccine rollout; global officials deal with variant virus

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine likely protects against the UK variant, an official says.

Dec 08, 2020

Dec 08, 2020
hospital corridor

US total tops 15 million as COVID-19 surge expands

As the US COVID-19 markers head further into red zone territory, the feds press states and cities to do more to curb transmission.

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 23, 2020

Jun 23, 2020
Kaaba in mosque in Mecca

COVID-19 spells travel ban for hajj, maybe for Americans going to Europe

EU officials might exclude travelers from the US and other nations, such as Russia and Brazil, that are having difficulty containing COVID-19 cases.

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.

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