Category Archives: WHO

WHO warns against COVID-19 lockdowns due to economic damage

12 Oct. 2020 – New York Post – Fox News Dr. David Nabarro suggests lockdowns should be a last resort only. The World Health Organization has warned leaders against relying on COVID-19 lockdowns to tackle outbreaks — after previously saying countries should be careful how quickly they reopen. WHO envoy Dr. David Nabarro said such restrictive measures should only be treated as a last

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Huge shortfall in funds to fight coronavirus, WHO says

GENEVA (Reuters) – There is a huge gap between the funds needed to fight the coronavirus pandemic and funds committed worldwide, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday. More than 19.92 million people have been reported to be infected by the coronavirus globally and 729,883​ have died, according to a Reuters tally. Infections have been reported in

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Brazilian President Bolsonaru threatens to withdraw his country from WHO

Only 100 days have passed since Bolsonaru called virus, from which one Brazilian dies every minute, ‘a little flu’ Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaru has threatened to withdraw his country from the World Health Organization, as Reuters reports. “Brazil will consider withdrawing from WHO if it does not cease to be a ‘partisan political organization’, Bolsonaru told reporters in a comment

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Coronavirus: Backlash after Trump signals US exit from WHO

President Donald Trump has been criticised at home and abroad after announcing he is ending US ties with the World Health Organization (WHO). The EU urged him to reconsider the decision, while Germany’s health minister called it a “disappointing setback for international health”. The head of the US Senate’s health committee, a Republican like Mr Trump, said now was not

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Trump says terminating U.S. relationship with World Health Organization over virus – media

The U.S. will be redirecting those funds to other worldwide and deserving urgent global public health needs. U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he is terminating the U.S. relationship with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus, saying the WHO had essentially become a puppet organization of China. Appearing in the White House Rose Garden, Trump

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Russia Against Investigating WHO, China Over Pandemic: Speaker

Russia opposes investigations into the World Health Organization (WHO) and China in connection with their response to the deadly coronavirus pandemic, Russia’s senate speaker Valentina Matviyenko told Interfax on Monday. Her remarks come amid the United States’ increasingly bitter spat with China and accusations that the WHO failed to contain the outbreak that has infected nearly 4.8 million people and

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Coronavirus: Global push for inquiry into Covid-19 response

Global health leaders are pushing for an independent review of the response to the Covid-19 pandemic at the UN’s World Health Assembly. Monday’s virtual meeting brings together envoys from 194 member states of the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO is facing questions on how it dealt with the coronavirus pandemic. Chinese President Xi Jinping, who has defended his country’s

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Japan, EU intend to investigate WHO’s response to coronavirus

A proposal will be made at the WHO General Assembly, which will begin on Monday. Japan will call for an investigation into the World Health Organization’s initial response to the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said. This is reported by The Mainichi. “With the European Union, (Japan) will propose that a fair, independent and comprehensive verification be conducted,” Abe

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China denied access to coronavirus investigation by WHO

China has no good reason for WHO’s refusal China has rejected numerous requests from the World Health Organization to allow it to participate in the investigation of the origin of COVID-19. The representative of WHO in China, Dr. Gauden Galea announced this, Sky News reports. “We know that some kind of national investigation is being conducted, but at this stage

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Die Welt: A pandemic for propaganda

Were it not for the Chinese concealment, there would be no coronavirus pandemic. However, the PRC is now rescuing itself and launching a propaganda campaign. Will the country that started the epidemic turn the crisis to its advantage? Zero. Or Chinese ling. One of the words that is now defining political debate in China is this number. Number of new daily coronavirus infections. It is a

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Jack Laurenson: Ukraine’s Friend and Foe of the Week

Editor’s Note: This feature separates Ukraine’s friends from its enemies. The Order of Yaroslav the Wise has been given since 1995 for distinguished service to the nation. It is named after the Kyivan Rus leader from 1019-1054, when the medieval empire reached its zenith. The Order of Lenin was the highest decoration bestowed by the Soviet Union, whose demise Russian

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