US reaffirms support to WHO’s plan for probe into Covid-19 orgins, including in China

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday met WHO chief Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesu in Kuwait, where he reaffirmed support to the UN agency’s additional studies on the COVD-19 origins, including in China to better understand the pandemic. “In a meeting with DG Tedros, we discussed saving lives by ending this pandemic and advancing global […]

Covid-19 Delta variant detected in 96 countries, says WHO

The Delta COVID-19 variant, first identified in India, has already been detected in 96 countries, 11 more than last week, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in its weekly epidemiological update on Wednesday. The Delta variant, also referred to as a “double mutant” because it carries two mutations, is 55 percent more transmissible than the […]

WHO sets new targets for vaccinating world’s poorest to end ‘scandalous inequity’

The Covid-19 pandemic is being perpetuated by a “scandalous inequity” in vaccine distribution, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said today as he set new targets for protecting people in the poorest countries. WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that no country should assume that it’s “out of […]

WHO Coronavirus Origin Report Released 14 countries raise concern

A group of 14 countries including the United States and Japan has raised concerns over a report on the origins of COVID-19 by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and China, arguing that the WHO team was “significantly delayed and lacked access to complete, original data and samples.” The WHO released a long-awaited joint report on the origins of COVID-19 on Tuesday. The […]

WHO investigators plan to scrap interim report on probe into Covid-19

A World Health Organization (WHO) team probing into the origins of coronavirus is planning to scrap an interim report on its recent mission to China amid mounting tensions between Beijing and Washington over the investigation and an appeal from one international group of scientists for a new probe, according to Wall Street Journal report. In an […]