Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO team arrives in Wuhan to investigate pandemic origins

A global team of researchers arrived Thursday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid uncertainty about whether Beijing ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO says around 28 mn vaccine doses injected so far

The World Health Organization said Wednesday that about 28 million vaccine doses have been administered so far in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic—largely in the wealthiest countries.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

No choice: Dutch PM extends coronavirus lockdown by 3 weeks

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte extended his country's tough five-week lockdown by a further three weeks Tuesday amid concerns that infection rates are not falling quickly enough and fears about the new more transmissible ...

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Swiss sign off on Moderna as 2nd COVID vaccine

Switzerland gave the green light Tuesday to the Moderna vaccine against the new coronavirus—after being the first country in continental Europe to start using the Pfizer-BioNTech jab.

Vaccination

Making sense of the lagging U.S. COVID-19 vaccination effort

It's been three weeks since the COVID-19 vaccines began arriving at hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies. Operation Warp Speed—the U.S. vaccination development, testing, and distribution effort—had made 20 million vaccine ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Covid deaths at record high as EU approves second vaccine

The European Union's medicines watchdog on Wednesday approved a second coronavirus vaccine, in a relief to struggling European countries as the world reached a grim new record of 15,700 deaths in 24 hours.

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