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About 18 days ago

WHO Cites Hopes of Victory over Coronavirus in 2021

The World Health Organization announced that there are signs of victory over the Coronavirus during this year, provided that hygiene and safety are adhered to. 'It is important to maintain low rates of infection during the vaccination process, but this depends on people's behavior, and a sense of responsibility towards the threat of the virus,' Margaret Harris, a spokeswoman for the organization, said in a statement to the BBC. She added: 'The ...
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Al Manar
About 23 days ago

WHO Warns against Worse Pandemics to Come, Urges Preparedness

The World Health Organization (WHO) has given warning to the public that it's more than possible the world could eventually face worse pandemics, in an effort to urge nations to prioritize preparedness for the future. 'This is a wake-up call,' executive director of the WHO's Health Emergencies Program Michael Ryan said at a press briefing, according to AFP. 'It has spread around the world extremely quickly and it has affected every corner ...
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Al Manar
About 31 days ago

Interpol Expects 'Dramatic' Jump in Crime over Vaccine Shipments

Interpol chief Juergen Stock predicted Monday a sharp rise in crimes with robbers seeking to get their hands on precious vaccines aimed at stopping the coronavirus pandemic. 'With vaccines rolling out, crime will increase dramatically,' Stock told business weekly WirtschaftsWoche. 'We will see thefts and warehouse break-ins and attacks on vaccine shipments.' The secretary general of the France-based global policing agency said he also expected more cases of graft related to Covid-19 ...
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Al Manar
About 36 days ago

UN Security Council Calls for Exit of Mercenaries from Libya

The UN Security Council on Tuesday called for all mercenaries and foreign fighters to leave Libya, in a unanimous statement that included Russia, which is accused of enabling a Russian contractor to send paramilitaries. Libya has been wracked by violence and chaos since the toppling and killing of dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011. Moscow has been accused of supporting mercenaries fighting against the UN-backed Tripoli Government of National Accord (GNA). All 15 ...
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Al Manar
About 42 days ago

WHO Says in Touch with Russia's Vector Center, Looking Forward to Covid Vaccine Data

'WHO has been in touch with the State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology VECTOR, who expressed interest in applying for WHO emergency use listing (EUL), and we look forward to receiving the data for their EpiVacCorona candidate vaccine,' WHO said. The peptide-based EpiVacCorona became Russia's second registered vaccine against COVID-19 on 13 October. In August, the Sputnik V vaccine, developed by Russia's Gamaleya research institute and based on adenoviral ...
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Al Manar
About 43 days ago

UN Warns: Over 80 Million People Displaced Worldwide

Despite calls for ceasefires and compassion amid the COVID-19 pandemic, violence and persecution have continued to force people from their homes, with record numbers now displaced, the United Nations [UN] said Wednesday. By the end of 2019, 79.5 million people were living uprooted and displaced, including nearly 30 million refugees more than one percent of the world's population. The UN refugee agency said preliminary figures showed more ...
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Al Manar
About 48 days ago

Moderna plans 100 million Covid vaccine doses in early 2021

Moderna plans 100 million Covid vaccine doses in early 2021
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Al Manar
About 62 days ago

WHO Advises against Use of Remdesivir for Treating COVID-19

A World Health Organization [WHO] expert panel has advised against the use of the antiviral drug remdesivir for patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19, regardless of how severely ill they are, because there is currently no evidence that it improves survival or the need for ventilation. The WHO Guideline Development Group [GDG] based its recommendation on a new evidence review comparing the effects of several drug treatments on ...
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Al Manar
About 74 days ago

Head of WHO Congratulates Biden on His Election Victory

The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus congratulated Joe Biden on his victory in the presidential elections in the United States of America and said about the importance of consolidating efforts in the face of crises like the coronavirus pandemic. 'Crises like the COVID19 pandemic show the importance of global solidarity in protecting lives and livelihoods,' Tedros said in a tweet. It is worth noting that the Trump ...
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