Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK virus variant sweeps world as Biden warns worse is to come

A coronavirus variant that emerged in England has swept through more than 60 nations including China, officials confirmed on Wednesday, as Joe Biden warned during his inauguration as US president the deadliest phase of the ...

Vaccination

Chile approves Chinese coronavirus vaccine

Chile on Wednesday became the latest country to give emergency approval to China's CoronaVac vaccine as it battles the coronavirus epidemic which has claimed more than 17,500 lives in the country to date.

Vaccination

Don't panic, you'll get vaccine, says WHO

Nobody should panic about getting access to a COVID-19 vaccine because everyone who wants one will get one, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

School closures still 'last resort' despite variants: WHO

Schools should only close as a last resort while research is under way into whether the new coronavirus variants affect children differently, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China triumphant one year after Wuhan lockdown

"People Supremacy, Life Supremacy" reads the sign at a Wuhan exhibition, where visitors are greeted by a paean to China's triumph over the pandemic and the agility of its communist leadership in a crisis.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why joggers and cyclists should wear masks

England is deep into its third lockdown, yet the daily tally of new COVID cases and deaths remains sickeningly high. As Chris Whitty, the country's chief medical officer, said recently, more needs to be done to bring the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China defends Covid-19 response after criticism by experts

China defended its handling of the coronavirus pandemic Tuesday but said it would "strive to do better" after independent experts criticised the speed of its response to a virus that has now killed more than two million people ...

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