WHO warns there may never be a ‘silver bullet’ to defeat coronavirus

The head of the World Health Organisation warned on Monday that although several coronavirus vaccines were in advanced stages of clinical trial, “there is no silver bullet for the moment and there might never be.” Speaking at a media briefing on Monday, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said preventing outbreaks still came down to public health measures … Read more WHO warns there may never be a ‘silver bullet’ to defeat coronavirus

Spain puts pressure on UK to rethink its quarantine policy – BBC News

The debate over quarantine measures for travellers to the UK has intensified with the Spanish government putting more pressure on Downing Street to rethink its policy on journeys to and from Spain. The head of Heathrow Airport has called for a comprehensive testing system, to avoid the need for sudden quarantine measures. But ministers say … Read more Spain puts pressure on UK to rethink its quarantine policy – BBC News

No indication COVID-19 is ‘seasonal’: WHO

Margaret Harris, spokesperson for the World Health Organisation (WHO), says the spread of the novel coronavirus does not appear to be impacted by seasonality, warning against false beliefs that the summer season is safer. She pointed out that some of the hardest-hit countries are currently in the midst of a different season. #WHO #Coronavirus #COVID19 … Read more No indication COVID-19 is ‘seasonal’: WHO

Experts say NSW in same situation as Victoria was five weeks ago | ABC News

Face masks are now mandatory in Melbourne, so is it time for Sydney to follow suit? Epidemiologist, Mary-Louise Mclaws from the University of New South Wales, is on the World Health Organisation’s expert panel on COVID-19. For more infro about face masks read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-24/do-masks-cause-co2-poisoning-do-face-shields-work-safety/12476314 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You … Read more Experts say NSW in same situation as Victoria was five weeks ago | ABC News

Europe might face new COVID-19 outbreaks – WHO

The World Health Organisation says it’s worried about #COVID19 situation in #Europe just weeks after European countries started re-opening their doors to tourists. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us … Read more Europe might face new COVID-19 outbreaks – WHO

Which countries have the highest coronavirus infection rates?

There has been a record increase in the number of coronavirus cases for the second day in a row, according to the World Health Organisation. The United States, Brazil and India have reported more daily infections in the last 24 hours than the continents of Europe and Africa. America had 28% of the new confirmed … Read more Which countries have the highest coronavirus infection rates?

World sees largest daily increase in coronavirus cases

The world has seen the largest increase in a day in coronavirus cases with over a quarter of a million recorded. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) The World Health Organisation estimates deaths now top 600,000. Here in Britain, the number of deaths added was relatively low at 27. As Boris Johnson says he doesn’t want to impose a … Read more World sees largest daily increase in coronavirus cases

Mental Health webinar for young people

Tune in LIVE for the #CopingWithCOVID webinar for young people: taking care of mental health while living in the new normal. The event hosted by Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, is focused on young people’s mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Envoy will be joined by the United Nations’ Secretary-General Mr. António Guterres, … Read more Mental Health webinar for young people

US formally notifies UN of withdrawal from World Health Organisation | The World

Karol Sikora, the former head of the WHO’s cancer program, speaks to The World about the impact the United States’ decision to withdraw from the organisation in the middle of a global pandemic. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on … Read more US formally notifies UN of withdrawal from World Health Organisation | The World

Coronavirus, the US and Arizona: The land of the free where the virus can thrive | ITV News

President Donald Trump is about to fulfil his promise to pull America out of the World Health Organisation, which has co-ordinated the global response to the pandemic. The notification has been filed with the United Nations to leave next year. To Mr Trump’s critics the timing looks chaotic, as one put it. That’s because there … Read more Coronavirus, the US and Arizona: The land of the free where the virus can thrive | ITV News

Former MI6 chief claims coronavirus came from Wuhan lab

A former spy chief has warned people not to dismiss the idea that the coronavirus was an “engineered escapee” from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Sir Richard Dearlove, the former head of the British Secret Intelligence Service, said the virus was released by “accident” and was produced by “game function experiments”. It comes as a … Read more Former MI6 chief claims coronavirus came from Wuhan lab

How has Africa coped with the coronavirus? | ITV News

While the global pandemic has caused death and unparalleled disruption across the globe, how has the world’s poorest continent coped with coronavirus? ITV News International Affairs Editor Rageh Omaar speaks to Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the World Health Organisation’s Regional Director for Africa to find out. He discovers what the situation is like on the ground, … Read more How has Africa coped with the coronavirus? | ITV News

WHO chief answers questions in European parliament committee – watch live

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organisation, debates the Covid-19 pandemic with a European parliament committee. Subscribe to Guardian News on YouTube ► http://bit.ly/guardianwiressub Support the Guardian ► https://support.theguardian.com/contribute Today in Focus podcast ► https://www.theguardian.com/news/series/todayinfocus The Guardian YouTube network: The Guardian ► http://www.youtube.com/theguardian Owen Jones talks ► http://bit.ly/subsowenjones Guardian Football ► http://is.gd/guardianfootball Guardian … Read more WHO chief answers questions in European parliament committee – watch live