Wednesday, December 1, 2021

World Health Organization

Honouring women’s choice

Move to amend a 50-year-old Act to allow abortion beyond 20 weeks in special cases is progressive

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.

Pollution-beating ‘super plant’

Scientists collected leaves from a variety of hedges beside busy roads in Reading to measure the amount of particles they had extracted from the surrounding air.

Vaccine rollout unaffected by concerns over AstraZeneca: WHO

Germany, France, Italy and Spain joined the growing list of mostly European countries — starting with Denmark last week — that temporarily halted use of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Facebook to label Covid vaccine posts to combat misinformation

CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a blog post Monday that labels will contain “credible information” about the vaccines and they will be in English and five other languages, with more languages added in coming weeks

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

No reason to stop use of AstraZeneca Covid vax: WHO

Apart from Denmark, Norway and Iceland have also temporarily suspended the use of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine.

YouTube pulls 30k videos with Covid vax misinformation

Labels will first be applied by Twitter team members when they determine the content violates the platform's policy.

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.

We are nowhere near herd immunity: Dr Soumya Swaminathan

“We can’t afford people dying on vaccine preventable diseases because we were too focused on Covid. We need excellent communication which is 100 per cent transparent," said Dr Soumya Swaminathan, WHO scientist

Doubts still linger over Covid-19 origin

WHO must provide definitive answers on the origin and spread of the coronavirus

Editorial: United States of America, re-engaging with the world

 By pledging to bring diplomacy back to the centre stage of America’s foreign policy, Biden has sent a message of reconciliation

Covid-19 warnings on Twitter spread well before pandemic outbreak

The analysis of the posts shows that the "whistleblowing" came precisely from the geographical regions where the primary outbreaks later developed.

This teacher from Karimnagar utilised Covid time to the core

Ramchandra Reddy participates in 100 online events to gain knowledge on different subjects

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.

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