Vaccination

4 billion anti-COVID shots injected worldwide

Although more than four billion doses of anti-COVID vaccines have been administered around the world, poorer countries are still struggling to secure precious shots despite recent donations.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

HIV 'significant' risk factor for severe COVID: WHO

HIV is a "significant" risk factor for severe COVID-19, the World Health Organization said in research published on Thursday that showed a major increase in deaths among patients who have the virus that causes AIDS and are ...

Vaccination

EU likely to decide on Moderna COVID shot for kids next week

A top official at the European Medicines Agency said a decision on whether to recommend that Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine be authorized for children is expected late next week. If approved, it would be the first such license ...

Genetics

UN calls for global database of human gene editing research

The World Health Organization issued new recommendations Monday on human genome editing, calling for a global registry to track "any form of genetic manipulation" and proposing a whistle-blowing mechanism to raise concerns ...

Vaccination

WHO boss says vaccine IP waiver not a property 'snatch'

The World Health Organization on Wednesday sought to reassure pharmaceutical companies that a proposal to suspend patent rights on COVID-19 vaccines was not a bid to "snatch" their intellecutual property rights.

Vaccination

WHO slams senseless 'greed' prolonging the pandemic

The World Health Organization blasted the senseless "greed" of rich countries considering COVID-19 booster vaccinations while the most vulnerable in other nations were left exposed to the virus.