Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

When will the world be vaccinated against COVID-19?

The global effort to find vaccines for COVID-19 has been incredibly successful, with multiple vaccines demonstrating high efficacy in clinical trials less than a year after the disease was discovered.

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North Brazil risks new 'catastrophic' Covid wave: WHO

Brazil's Amazonas state could soon see surging COVID-19 case numbers surpass the "catastrophic" wave it suffered near the start of the pandemic last April, the WHO warned on Friday.

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COVID-19: How much protection do face masks offer?

Face masks combined with other preventive measures, such as frequent hand-washing and social distancing, help slow the spread of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19.

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London faces tightest restrictions; sees new virus variant

London and its surrounding areas will be placed under Britain's highest level of coronavirus restrictions beginning Wednesday as infections rise rapidly in the capital, the health secretary said Monday, adding that a new ...

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WHO warns virus crisis not over as vaccine rollout starts

The World Health Organization warned that vaccines were no magic bullet for the coronavirus crisis, as Russia started vaccinating its high-risk workers Saturday and other countries geared up for similar programmes.

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Antimicrobial resistance as dangerous as pandemic: WHO

The World Health Organization warned Friday that growing antimicrobial resistance is every bit as dangerous as the coronavirus pandemic—and threatens to reverse a century of medical progress.

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Coronavirus treatments: some progress, no panacea

The current pandemic has seen unprecedented global efforts to discover a safe and effective treatment, either by developing new medicines to target the novel coronavirus or repurposing existing drugs.

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