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Sep 21, 2021

Sep 21, 2021
United Nations

UN General Assembly opener highlights pandemic, COVID-19 vaccine gaps

Opening remarks at the UN today come ahead of tomorrow's US-led online global summit to rally more support for the response.

Sep 20, 2021

Sep 20, 2021
India vaccine export

India to resume COVID-19 vaccine exports next month

The development comes as welcome news, given India's importance as a global vaccine supplier, especially to COVAX.

Aug 25, 2021

Aug 25, 2021
Man getting COVID vaccine

WHO sees signs of global COVID-19 plateau

Also, a US probe into the source of SARS-CoV-2 was inconclusive, with worries that time is running out to discover the origin.

Jun 29, 2021

Jun 29, 2021
Indonesia PPE

Red Cross warns of emerging COVID crisis in Indonesia

Elsewhere, Africa's cases rise in its third wave, as Brazil's ongoing surge shows signs of another uptick.

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.

Aug 03, 2020

Aug 03, 2020
COVID-19 viruses

Global COVID-19 total tops 18 million, plans gel for virus-origin probe

It took only 4 days for the world's COVID-19 total to jump from 17 million to 18 million.

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.

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