Let's not politicize probe of virus origins: WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on COVID-19 outbreak

GENEVA: The World Health Organization`s director-general urged countries on Monday not to politicize the hunt for the origins of the novel coronavirus as that would create barriers to learning the truth. “We need to know the origin of this virus because it can help us to prevent future outbreaks,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told … Read more

WHO COVID envoy fears third wave, calls Europe response 'incomplete'

A World Health Organization (WHO) special COVID-19 envoy predicted a third wave of the pandemic in Europe in early 2021, if governments repeat what he said was a failure to do what was needed to prevent the second wave of infections. “They missed building up the necessary infrastructure during the summer months, after they brought … Read more

Don't use Gilead's Remdesivir in hospitalised COVID-19 patients: WHO

LONDON: Gilead`s Remdesivir¬†should not be used for patients hospitalised with COVID-19, regardless of how ill they are, as there is no evidence the drug improves survival or reduces the need for ventilation, a World Health Organization panel said on Friday. “The … panel found a lack of evidence that Remdesivir¬†improved outcomes that matter to patients,” … Read more

Joe Biden: China will have to play by rules; US will rejoin WHO

Washington, Nov 20 US President-elect Joe Biden has said that he wants to make sure that China plays by the rules and announced that his administration will rejoin the World Health Organisation.Biden was responding to a question on Thursday about his remarks during the presidential debates that he wanted to punish China over the way … Read more

WHO advises against this COVID-19 drug for hospitalised patients

LONDON: Gilead`s drug remdesivir is not recommended for patients hospitalised with COVID-19, regardless of how ill they are, as there is no evidence it improves survival or reduces the need for ventilation, a World Health Organisation panel said on Friday. “The … panel found a lack of evidence that remdesivir improved outcomes that matter to … Read more