World Health Organization warns there may no be a Covid-19 ‘silver bullet’

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warns there may never be an effective vaccine for Covid-19. Speaking in Geneva, Tedros explains the need for caution despite progress developing some vaccines. ‘A number of vaccines are now in phase three clinical trials and we all hope to have a number of effective vaccines that can … Read more World Health Organization warns there may no be a Covid-19 ‘silver bullet’

WHO Says Studies Put Coronavirus Mortality Rate at 0.6%

Aug.03 — Maria Van Kerkhove, the World Health Organization’s top epidemiologist on Covid-19, said several studies estimate the mortality rate of the novel coronavirus at 0.6%. “That may not sound like a lot, but it is quite high,” she said. Van Kerkhove and Mike Ryan, the head of the WHO’s Health Emergencies Program, spoke Monday at … Read more WHO Says Studies Put Coronavirus Mortality Rate at 0.6%

Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (3 August 2020)

WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus said that a number of COVID-19 vaccines are “now in phase three clinical trials and we all hope to have a number of effective vaccines that can help prevent people from infection.” Speaking to reporters in Geneva today (03 Aug), Tedros noted, “there’s no silver bullet at the moment and there … Read more Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (3 August 2020)

What We Know About Kids and Covid-19

Children typically are “superspreaders” of respiratory germs, which makes the fact that they don’t seem to be major transmitters of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 puzzling. They’re relatively absent among hospitalized patients, which initially was thought to be because they’re less likely to become seriously ill once infected. Later studies indicate that those of primary … Read more What We Know About Kids and Covid-19

Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (30 July 2020)

WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus said evidence suggests that spikes of cases in some countries are being driven “in part by younger people letting down their guard during the northern hemisphere summer” and reminded that “young people are not invincible.” Speaking at a press conference in Geneva today (30 Jul), Tedros said, although older people are … Read more Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID – 19): WHO Update (30 July 2020)

WHO: Nightclubs Are ‘Amplifiers of Transmission’ for Coronavirus

WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus said evidence suggests that spikes of cases in some countries are being driven “in part by younger people letting down their guard during the northern hemisphere summer” and reminded that “young people are not invincible.” Speaking at a press conference in Geneva today (30 Jul), Tedros said, although older people are … Read more WHO: Nightclubs Are ‘Amplifiers of Transmission’ for Coronavirus

WHO: We Don’t Know What Long-Term Effects of Covid-19 Will Be

WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus said evidence suggests that spikes of cases in some countries are being driven “in part by younger people letting down their guard during the northern hemisphere summer” and reminded that “young people are not invincible.” Speaking at a press conference in Geneva today (30 Jul), Tedros said, although older people are … Read more WHO: We Don’t Know What Long-Term Effects of Covid-19 Will Be

WHO Chief Warns ‘Young People Are Not Invincible’ to Covid-19

WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus said evidence suggests that spikes of cases in some countries are being driven “in part by younger people letting down their guard during the northern hemisphere summer” and reminded that “young people are not invincible.” Speaking at a press conference in Geneva today (30 Jul), Tedros said, although older people are … Read more WHO Chief Warns ‘Young People Are Not Invincible’ to Covid-19

WHO Chief Warns Pandemic Is ‘Still Accelerating’

The coronavirus pandemic “continues to accelerate”, with a doubling of cases over the last six weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) chief said Monday. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said nearly 16 million cases have now been reported to the UN health agency – with more than 640,000 deaths worldwide. Tedros said he will convene … Read more WHO Chief Warns Pandemic Is ‘Still Accelerating’

WHO chief calls Pompeo remarks ‘unacceptable’

Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has come under criticism, especially from U.S. President Donald Trump and Pompeo, who have accused him of being pro-China. “And the comments are untrue and unacceptable and without any foundation, for that matter,” he said in response to a question at a Geneva briefing about remarks by Pompeo reported in … Read more WHO chief calls Pompeo remarks ‘unacceptable’