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WHO sees 'likely' link between Covid mRNA vaccines and rare heart condition
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WHO sees 'likely' link between Covid mRNA vaccines and rare heart condition

Jul 9th 2021, 8:29 PM 45,884 Views 64 Comments

The inflammations were found to be “very rare”.

Dr Mike Ryan: 'We're underestimating the tsunami of mental health issues emerging'
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Dr Mike Ryan: 'We're underestimating the tsunami of mental health issues emerging'

Jul 7th 2021, 12:32 PM 21,774 Views 31 Comments

Dr Ryan also spoke of how inequality has led to poorer outcomes for marginalised groups during the pandemic.

WHO faces criticism over suggesting women of childbearing age should be advised against drinking
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WHO faces criticism over suggesting women of childbearing age should be advised against drinking

Jun 17th 2021, 10:04 PM 40,778 Views 67 Comments

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service has called on the WHO to review the report “as a matter of urgency”.

Covid-19 variants to be given Greek alphabet names
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Covid-19 variants to be given Greek alphabet names

Jun 1st 2021, 7:18 AM 21,135 Views 44 Comments

Experts working with the World Health Organization developed the new names.

Excess deaths up to three times higher than reported Covid toll - WHO
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Excess deaths up to three times higher than reported Covid toll - WHO

May 21st 2021, 12:10 PM 17,500 Views 31 Comments

More than 3.4 million deaths have officially been attributed to Covid-19, but the number of extra deaths this during that time is 2-3 times higher.

WHO approves China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine
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WHO approves China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine

May 7th 2021, 4:45 PM 17,939 Views 11 Comments

This is the sixth vaccine to receive WHO validation for safety, efficacy and quality.

Pfizer CEO says third vaccine dose will 'likely be needed within six to 12 months'
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Pfizer CEO says third vaccine dose will 'likely be needed within six to 12 months'

Updated Apr 16th 2021, 12:17 PM 44,318 Views 101 Comments

In Ireland, it was confirmed last night that four variants of concern had been identified in mandatory hotel quarantine

China under pressure after WHO chief says 'further investigation' needed into lab leak theory
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China under pressure after WHO chief says 'further investigation' needed into lab leak theory

Updated Mar 31st 2021, 12:19 PM 29,533 Views 34 Comments

“Let me say clearly that as far as WHO is concerned all hypotheses remain on the table,” Tedros Ghebreyesus said.

Animals were likely source of Covid-19, joint WHO-China report indicates
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Animals were likely source of Covid-19, joint WHO-China report indicates

Mar 29th 2021, 7:08 AM 32,635 Views 58 Comments

The study says transmission from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario.

No change to AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine recommendations in Ireland after clot reports abroad, NIAC says
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No change to AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine recommendations in Ireland after clot reports abroad, NIAC says

Updated Mar 12th 2021, 3:34 PM 20,784 Views 50 Comments

Denmark, Norway and Iceland paused the use of the vaccine as a precaution after isolated reports of recipients developing blood clots.

'Dates don't drive anything': WHO's Mike Ryan urges Irish public not to focus on when country could reopen
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'Dates don't drive anything': WHO's Mike Ryan urges Irish public not to focus on when country could reopen

Feb 22nd 2021, 2:40 PM 36,645 Views 65 Comments

The WHO emergencies expert believes Ireland’s case numbers are too high.

WHO says AstraZeneca vaccine can be used in all adults
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WHO says AstraZeneca vaccine can be used in all adults

Feb 10th 2021, 4:47 PM 18,734 Views 33 Comments

Global health leaders have said the jab can be given to all adults, despite a number of countries opting not to give it to over 65s.

WHO's David Nabarro to TDs: 'This pandemic is nowhere near finished'
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WHO's David Nabarro to TDs: 'This pandemic is nowhere near finished'

Feb 9th 2021, 12:38 PM 36,765 Views 63 Comments

Nabarro said that Covid-19 is a “new virus” and that both the virus itself and society’s response will change.

WHO mission says theory that Covid-19 leaked from a lab is 'extremely unlikely'
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WHO mission says theory that Covid-19 leaked from a lab is 'extremely unlikely'

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 10:45 AM 41,219 Views 108 Comments

Experts believe the disease — which has gone on to kill more than 2.3 million people worldwide — originated in bats.

UK urged to share vaccine supplies with Ireland and developing nations
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UK urged to share vaccine supplies with Ireland and developing nations

Updated Feb 7th 2021, 1:05 PM 44,281 Views 110 Comments

Dr David Nabarro encouraged the UK to share excess vaccines with developing countries.

WHO team visits virus lab in Wuhan as part of Covid-19 probe
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WHO team visits virus lab in Wuhan as part of Covid-19 probe

Feb 3rd 2021, 7:49 AM 16,785 Views 26 Comments

The lab is at the heart of a controversial and unproven theory that it could have been the source of the first coronavirus outbreak.

WHO team visits animal disease centre in Wuhan
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WHO team visits animal disease centre in Wuhan

Feb 2nd 2021, 7:43 AM 20,487 Views 15 Comments

The team members were wearing full protective gear during the visit.

WHO team visits Wuhan seafood market in search of coronavirus clues
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WHO team visits Wuhan seafood market in search of coronavirus clues

Jan 31st 2021, 1:15 PM 27,505 Views 61 Comments

The Huanan Seafood Market was the site of a December 2019 outbreak of the virus.

WHO team visits second Wuhan hospital that had early Covid-19 patients
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WHO team visits second Wuhan hospital that had early Covid-19 patients

Jan 30th 2021, 8:28 AM 20,336 Views 37 Comments

Scientists plan to visit hospitals and markets like the Huanan Seafood Market that was linked to many of the first cases.

WHO team visits Wuhan hospital as it begins fieldwork into origins of pandemic
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WHO team visits Wuhan hospital as it begins fieldwork into origins of pandemic

Updated Jan 29th 2021, 3:52 PM 18,850 Views 27 Comments

The World Health Organization team met with Chinese officials after exiting quarantine yesterday.

WHO team to start Covid-19 probe in Wuhan as world watches
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WHO team to start Covid-19 probe in Wuhan as world watches

Jan 28th 2021, 7:46 AM 20,921 Views 35 Comments

Washington has called for a “robust and clear” investigation.

WHO agrees deal to supply initial 40 million Covid vaccine doses to poorer countries
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WHO agrees deal to supply initial 40 million Covid vaccine doses to poorer countries

Jan 22nd 2021, 10:46 PM 18,122 Views 18 Comments

“We still have a lot of work to do, but the light at the end of the tunnel continues to grow brighter,” the WHO chief said today.

UK strain of Covid-19 now in at least 60 countries, WHO confirms
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UK strain of Covid-19 now in at least 60 countries, WHO confirms

Jan 20th 2021, 8:48 AM 11,163 Views 21 Comments

Incoming US President Joe Biden focused on healing at a memorial for victims on the eve of his inauguration.

WHO chief says 'me-first' attitude to vaccines among high income countries will prolong pandemic
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WHO chief says 'me-first' attitude to vaccines among high income countries will prolong pandemic

Jan 19th 2021, 11:21 AM 18,142 Views 44 Comments

39 million doses have been administered in 49 higher income countries, while just 25 doses have been given in one low income country.

Independent expert panel finds WHO and China could've acted faster during early stages of pandemic
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Independent expert panel finds WHO and China could've acted faster during early stages of pandemic

Jan 18th 2021, 10:42 PM 25,737 Views 71 Comments

“A largely hidden epidemic contributed to the global spread,” the expert panel found.

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WHO blames human behaviour more than variants as virus spreads

Jan 15th 2021, 8:43 PM 24,531 Views 61 Comments

The recommendations came after the committee’s first meeting in nearly three months.

WHO rules out Covid herd immunity this year
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WHO rules out Covid herd immunity this year

Jan 11th 2021, 9:24 PM 50,714 Views 39 Comments

The virus has infected more than 90 million worldwide.

WHO warns people against gathering at Christmas as it is ‘not worth the risk’
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WHO warns people against gathering at Christmas as it is ‘not worth the risk’

Dec 18th 2020, 8:19 AM 12,165 Views 7 Comments

The Taoiseach said yesterday that people in Ireland should expect new restrictions “before the new year”.

WHO urges families to wear face masks during Christmas gatherings
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WHO urges families to wear face masks during Christmas gatherings

Dec 16th 2020, 11:35 AM 18,267 Views 26 Comments

It also said that it expects a resurgence of Covid-19 in early 2021.

WHO warns against complacency, saying 'vaccines do not equal zero Covid'
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WHO warns against complacency, saying 'vaccines do not equal zero Covid'

Dec 4th 2020, 10:00 PM 20,661 Views 51 Comments

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin said earlier today that vaccine prospects will “motivate” people to continue following Covid-19 rules.

Mike Ryan says there's a 'genuine desire to offer people the hope of Christmas' but risks remain
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Mike Ryan says there's a 'genuine desire to offer people the hope of Christmas' but risks remain

Nov 26th 2020, 1:15 PM 17,327 Views 24 Comments

Dr Ryan said he doesn’t “envy” the Irish government and there are “no easy answers”.

WHO advises against antiviral drug remdesivir for Covid-19 treatment
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WHO advises against antiviral drug remdesivir for Covid-19 treatment

Nov 20th 2020, 7:51 AM 20,997 Views 12 Comments

The World Health Organization said it has “no important effect” on survival chances.

Dr Nabarro says Ireland should use six weeks wisely to avoid 'yo-yo' lockdown effect
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Dr Nabarro says Ireland should use six weeks wisely to avoid 'yo-yo' lockdown effect

Oct 28th 2020, 4:59 PM 50,334 Views 41 Comments

The WHO special envoy says he doesn’t accept that the virus will inevitably require ‘draconian responses’ to be rolled out.

Over half of people in Ireland would take a Covid-19 vaccine
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Over half of people in Ireland would take a Covid-19 vaccine

Oct 26th 2020, 9:31 AM 46,642 Views 170 Comments

Results from a number of vaccine trials have been encouraging and some are aiming to file for authorisation as early as November.

Why is Ireland choosing a 'seesaw' approach to tackling Covid-19?
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Why is Ireland choosing a 'seesaw' approach to tackling Covid-19?

Oct 21st 2020, 12:05 AM 45,928 Views 92 Comments

The Taoiseach said certain approaches, such as ‘Zero Covid’ or herd immunity, are not realistic for Ireland.

FactFind: Has the World Health Organisation changed its position on lockdowns?
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FactFind: Has the World Health Organisation changed its position on lockdowns?

Oct 20th 2020, 12:05 AM 58,110 Views 0 Comments

No. It hasn’t.

'It's not an option': World Health Organisation warns against attempts to develop Covid-19 herd immunity
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'It's not an option': World Health Organisation warns against attempts to develop Covid-19 herd immunity

Oct 12th 2020, 8:29 PM 45,799 Views 50 Comments

The concept has been frequently referenced since the beginning of the pandemic.

WHO to investigate sexual abuse allegations in Democratic Republic of Congo
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WHO to investigate sexual abuse allegations in Democratic Republic of Congo

Sep 30th 2020, 7:59 AM 16,071 Views 2 Comments

The allegations were linked to WHO efforts to tackle Ebola in the country.

Global Covid-19 death toll passes one million - but the true figure is likely higher
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Global Covid-19 death toll passes one million - but the true figure is likely higher

Sep 29th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,963 Views 29 Comments

The US has so far recorded the most deaths from the virus.

WHO warns virus death toll could surpass two million without collective action
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WHO warns virus death toll could surpass two million without collective action

Sep 26th 2020, 12:15 PM 23,296 Views 39 Comments

The number of cases worldwide has soared past 32 million,

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