Vaccines as Global Public Good – Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (6 August 2020)

Covid-19 vaccines should be treated as a global public good – Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization

In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Covid-19 vaccine race: Are the jabs becoming political?
  • Senate Democrats Hope for Bipartisan Support on Covid Stimulus :Bernie Sanders
  • Why is Biden adding minimum wage hikes to the COVID-19 relief bill?
  • Coronavirus: US to squeeze more vaccine doses out of Pfizer’s vials using special syringes
  • Coronavirus: Boris Johnson holds UK briefing – watch live
  • In This Story: World Health Organization

    The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. The WHO Constitution, which establishes the agency’s governing structure and principles, states its main objective as “the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.”

    3 Recent Items: World Health Organization

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  • Live Q&A on #COVID19 virus variants with Dr Mike Ryan and Dr Maria Van Kerkhove. #AskWHO
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