Friday, January 28, 2022

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US-Russia security talks to begin in Geneva amid tensions

The talks are expected to focus on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the rising tensions in Ukraine, as well as arms control, cybersecurity and climate change.

One in 100 deaths is by suicide: World Health Organization

In 2019, more than 700,000 people died of suicide, one in 100 deaths, which was more than HIV, malaria, wars or homicide, the world body said in a statement issued on Thursday.

It has tremendous potential: WHO on AstraZeneca jab

In a statement on Friday, the WHO said that based on available data the review team found no increased risk of blood clotting conditions in people who received the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine.

WHO probes reports of AstraZeneca vax blood clots

"WHO is aware that some countries have suspended the use of AstraZeneca vaccines, based on reports of blood clots in some people who received doses of the vaccine from two batches. This measure was taken as a precaution while a full investigation is finalized," Tedros

C-vax: WHO chief appreciates Russia’s investment in science

I had a constructive call with Mihail Murashko (Mikhail Murashko), Russia's Health Minister, about the Covid19 response globally & in Russia, as well as about the Sputnik V vaccine & the WHO Emergency Use Listing process for vaccines.

Switzerland trains sniffer dogs for detecting Covid

Initial results from France, Germany and several other countries have shown that trained sniffer dogs are able to recognise people with Covid-19 infections.

WHO chief thanks Modi for ‘continued support’ to global COVID-19 response

India this week announced that it will send COVID-19 vaccines under grant assistance to Sri Lanka and seven other countries - Bhutan, the Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Seychelles, Afghanistan and Mauritius.

WHO panel to make recommendations on Moderna Covid vax

The WHO had granted emergency use validation for the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine on December 31, 2020, opening the door for countries to expedite their own regulatory approval processes to import and administer the vaccine.

WHO approves Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use

While many countries rely on their own regulatory systems for vaccine approvals, some countries with weak system depend on WHO's nod to a great extent for rolling out their national vaccination programmes.

‘Sabre-toothed tiger’ skeleton up for auction

The 40-million-year-old skeleton, some 120 centimetres (nearly four feet) long, is expected to fetch between 60,000 and 80,000 Swiss francs

No fresh ceasefire commitment from Karabakh warring sides

Azerbaijan and Armenia have been locked in a bitter conflict over Karabakh since Armenian separatists backed by Yerevan seized control of the mountainous province in a 1990s war that left 30,000 people dead.

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