The WHO says that measures against delta also work for the omicron variant

The WHO says that measures against delta also work for the omicron variant

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – Western Pacific World Health Organization officials say border closures adopted by some countries may take time to deal with the omicron-coronavirus variant, but the measures put in place and experience gained in dealing with the delta variant, should remain the basis for combating the pandemic. While a few regional countries are … Read more

Variants, boosters turn the gap between rich and poor vaccines into a gap

Variants, boosters turn the gap between rich and poor vaccines into a gap

PARIS (AP) – The global initiative to share coronavirus vaccines have roughly already reduced its promise to the world poor once. Now, to fulfill even the limited promise, COVAX would have to deliver more than a million doses every hour until the end of the year in some of the world’s most challenging locations. It … Read more

Live updates: WHO official says Africa ‘bought world time’

Live updates: WHO official says Africa ‘bought world time’

HARARE, Zimbabwe – The World Health Organization’s Africa director says rapid detection and reporting of the new omicron variant of coronavirus from Botswana and South Africa has “bought world time” while nations are struggling to stop its spread. Dr. Matshidiso Moeti said on Thursday that “we have a window of opportunity, but we must act … Read more

UN launches record humanitarian appeal for 2022 as needs increase | UN news

UN launches record humanitarian appeal for 2022 as needs increase |  UN news

The UN has warned that the need for humanitarian aid is skyrocketing worldwide and will reach a record high next year as the pandemic, climate change and conflict push more people to the brink of famine. The United Nations humanitarian agency OCHA on Thursday appealed for a record $ 41 billion to help 183 million … Read more

UN launches record humanitarian appeal for 2022 as needs increase | UN news

UN launches record humanitarian appeal for 2022 as needs increase |  UN news

The UN has warned that the need for humanitarian aid is skyrocketing worldwide and will reach a record high next year as the pandemic, climate change and conflict push more people to the brink of famine. The United Nations humanitarian agency OCHA on Thursday appealed for a record $ 41 billion to help 183 million … Read more

The UN estimates that more than 1 in 3 worldwide have never used the Internet

The UN estimates that more than 1 in 3 worldwide have never used the Internet

It is estimated that 37 percent of the global population, about 2.9 billion people, have never used the Internet, according to data from The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a UN agency. Despite this figure, the ITU has also seen strong growth in internet use worldwide. The expected number of those who have been online has … Read more

Omicron was in the Netherlands several days earlier than first assumed

Omicron was in the Netherlands several days earlier than first assumed

BRUSSELS (AP) – The Omicron variant was already in the Netherlands when South Africa warned the World Health Organization about it last week, the Dutch health authorities said on Tuesday, increasing fears and confusion over the new version of coronavirus in a tired world hoping it had left the worst of the pandemic. The Dutch … Read more

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