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May 27, 2021

May 27, 2021
COVID vaccine worker in Somalia

Africa sounds urgent call for COVID-19 vaccine doses

Also, Japanese officials are mulling extending the state of emergency for much of the country.

May 26, 2021

May 26, 2021

Hot spot COVID activity flares as global cases drop; Biden orders fresh probe into virus source

Four of the five countries with the most cases last week were in the Americas.

Jul 30, 2020

Jul 30, 2020
Nursing home

Global COVID-19 total surges past 17 million

The WHO releases a new resource aimed at preventing COVID-19 spread in nursing homes.

Jul 27, 2020

Jul 27, 2020
Spain beach police

Pandemic total speeds past 16 million

WHO officials stressed that even intense transmission countries can turn their outbreaks around with leadership, consistent messaging, and key measures.

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.

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.

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 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 01, 2020

Feb 01, 2020
Japanese woman wearing surgical mask

China's nCoV total nears 12,000; US reports 2 more cases

Australia has barred travelers from China, a move the US took yesterday.

Jan 30, 2020

Jan 30, 2020
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, WHO

WHO declares nCoV public health emergency amid virus spread

The main worry is the possible effect on weaker nations.

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