During a White House briefing on Wednesday, press secretary Jen Psaki said the U.S. could roll out vaccine boosters to Americans while also donating vaccines to other countries, calling the question of whether to do one or the other "a false choice."
The upheaval caused by the Taliban advance and seizure of power has slowed vaccinations, a WHO spokesperson said.
The Marburg virus has left one man dead in Guinea in what is believed to be the first outbreak in West Africa.
The who has called for a pandemic treaty to improve cooperation between nations in the case of any future pandemic.
The 'Nepal variant' has been blamed for the UK government's decision to remove Portugal from the travel 'green list'.
The WHO warned that despite declines in case numbers in some countries, the global picture is 'far more concerning'.
A group of 18 experts said the possibility needs to be explored until a rigorous data-led investigation proves it wrong.
WHO director general Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus said that public health measures and global vaccine equity would curb the deadly impacts of the disease.
The World Health Organization has highlighted the main issue facing the world in battling the coronavirus pandemic.
Warnings of a pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan, China, began quietly in December 2019. Over the weeks and months that followed, more information about this new form of coronavirus spread across the globe. For many Americans, however, the reality of the pandemic did not set in until March 11, 2020, when a confluence of major developments converged to cause a major shift in our way of life. One year later, Yahoo News has compiled an oral history of the events that ushered in “the new normal.”
During a press conference on Monday, World Health Organization official Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove responded to a report about coronavirus cases at their Geneva headquarters. She said that 65 positive cases associated with staff there were reported since the start of the pandemic, and five cases in the last week.
The team of WHO experts visited Wuhan, the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic, to probe the origins of the virus and how it spread.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that the origins of the fresh outbreak are "uncertain".
Earlier this Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove of the World Health Organization caused great confusion — and some excitement — when she was quoted saying that asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 is “very rare.” A day later, following massive outcry from members of the scientific community, Van Kerkove walked back the assertion and explained that her statements had been taken out of context. Yahoo News Medical Contributor Dr. Kavita Patel sets the record straight and explains why this rare misstep from the WHO could have major consequences.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, tells Yahoo News National Correspondent Alexander Nazaryan that he is concerned that the widespread George Floyd protests could lead to a rise in coronavirus cases. Fauci also explains the possible risks of reopening without the proper infrastructure in place.
During an announcement in the Rose Garden on Friday, President Trump said the U.S. will cut funding from and terminate ties with the World Health Organization because of what he claims is its relationship with China.
The global coronavirus pandemic, which has closed many schools indefinitely, has had a huge effect on students — 1.5 billion of them around the world, according to Robert Jenkins, UNICEF’s chief of education. “This is a whole new scale that even our worst-case scenario wouldn’t have thought of,” he told Yahoo News in an interview. UNICEF currently has education offices in 135 countries dealing with the effects of the pandemic. Jenkins said that for now the organization's focus is threefold: continuing education remotely, providing safety for vulnerable students, and working with governments and educators to ensure that schools are ready when their doors reopen. UNICEF is tailoring its approach based on the availability of mobile networks and access to e-learning technology, and employing low-tech solutions such as radio broadcasts and print where necessary. “We need to take a comprehensive view on not only learning but the support that schools provide children,” Jenkins said. “The solution will be different for each child, and each community, and each country.” “I think it’s important to not underestimate how disruptive this has been to children’s daily routines, to children’s sense of security,” Jenkins said, warning that if the duration of school closures is extended, many children in vulnerable situations will never re-enroll. Jenkins pointed to the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa as an example of the effects of prolonged school closures. According to Jenkins, UNICEF saw a marked increase in violence against young women and a spike in teenage pregnancy in the affected countries during that time. Because of the scale of the coronavirus pandemic, the headwinds facing students are that much greater. “When you’re into that scale, everyone’s just trying to do the best that they can,” Jenkins told Yahoo News. “We’re in desperate need of more financial resources and tools.” But he said the unprecedented scale of the problem has brought unprecedented attention, offering some hope for the future. Jenkins said that “the spirit” of how to solve the education crisis is there, and “now UNICEF is trying to figure out how to take that global goodwill” and translate it into tangible results. When schools do reopen, Jenkins hopes that the doors will be “opened as broadly as possible” so that students, particularly those most vulnerable, will be able to return.
In an effort to combat the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump announced a 30-day ban on travel from Europe to the U.S. beginning Friday, March 13, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. There was immediately a lot of confusion, and questions about what exactly the travel ban entails. Yahoo News Reporter Rebecca Corey explains what you need to know about the coronavirus travel ban.
The number of cases of the highly infectious disease during 2018 have already outstripped any year since 2010.
Addiction to computer games like Fortnite is now a recognised mental health problem - and treatable on the NHS.