Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Africa COVID deaths surge 43% in a week: WHO

Coronavirus-linked deaths in Africa surged by 43 percent in the space of a week, driven by a lack of intensive-care beds and oxygen, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Worst of COVID-19 is yet to come for Africa: WHO

Africa has just lived through its most devastating week of the pandemic, but the worst is yet to come as the third wave gathers pace on the continent, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

Vaccination

1.5 billion anti-Covid shots injected worldwide

More than 1.5 billion doses of anti-COVID vaccines have been injected into people's arms around the world, six months after the vaccination drive started, according to an AFP count.

Vaccination

Billion COVID-19 vaccine doses administered globally

More than one billion doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered worldwide, less than five months after the first mass inoculation programmes began to be rolled out, according to an AFP tally at 17:45 GMT on Saturday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Opinion: Yes, we can prevent future pandemics

As we hopefully soon will start seeing the results of the efforts against COVID-19, we must simultaneously prepare for new and potentially more serious pandemics. Preventing new pandemics is definitely a common global challenge.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US brings forward vaccine goal, Brazil deaths hit new peak

The United States will have enough COVID-19 vaccines for its adult population by the end of May, President Joe Biden said Tuesday, while Brazil's troubles deepened as it registered its highest 24-hour death toll.

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