Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

EXPLAINER: What does it mean for COVID-19 to be endemic?

Some European countries such as Spain are making tentative plans for when they might start treating COVID-19 as an "endemic" disease, but the World Health Organization and other officials have warned that the world is nowhere ...


Britons' boozing skyrockets during lockdown: study

Britons are increasingly drinking dangerous levels of alcohol since the start of the pandemic and will not return to drinking at levels before the global health crisis, official figures showed Monday.

Medical economics

COVID healthcare costs 'catastrophic' for poorest

Two decades of progress toward Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is likely to be halted by COVID-19, as "catastrophic" health care bills force increasing numbers of people into extreme poverty, UN institutions have warned.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

At least one dead from Omicron as UK boosts response

Britain on Monday confirmed what is thought to be the first confirmed death after infection with the Omicron variant, as the country launched an ambitious COVID booster shot programme to stop the virus spiralling out of control.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Report finds world ill-prepared for next pandemic

(HealthDay)—The world isn't ready to prevent or deal with another pandemic because many nations aren't taking the necessary steps to prepare for what is likely an inevitable future scenario, a new report shows.

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