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World Health Organization


Third wave 'imminent'? Experts warn against travel, crowd

July 13, 2021 6:30 pm

While the IMA has warned that the third Covid wave is imminent and inevitable, the WHO expects delta variant to be the dominant Covid-19 strain circulating worldwide very soon.

Explained: Why is WHO warning countries against easing Covid-19 curbs?

July 08, 2021 11:02 am

Countries such as England and the US have lifted almost all of the Covid-19 measures in a rush to return to normalcy despite the rising number of cases with the Delta variant. However, it is the countries with low vaccination rates that are at a greater risk.

Explained: Lambda, a Covid-19 variant of interest

July 13, 2021 9:37 am

Lambda Covid variant: It is not newly discovered, but is the dominant strain in Peru, where it originated, and has recently spread in smaller numbers to several countries. While India has not yet reported a case, any new variant is a cause for concern.

Delhi asks European Union nations to consider India vaccines for travel to Europe

July 01, 2021 7:06 am

The EU's resistance in accepting India-made vaccines for its 'vaccination passport' has also prompted New Delhi to come up with a policy.

Covid-19 and herd immunity: Everything you need to know

June 22, 2021 6:31 pm

According to Dr Rajeev Boudhankar, internal medicine (MD) and CEO-Bhatia Hospital, "in India, given the present status of the pace of vaccination and availability of vaccines, it is still a long way to develop herd immunity"

Smokers face up to 50% higher risk of developing severe disease, death from COVID-19

May 29, 2021 3:43 pm

The World Health Organisation's ‘commit to quit tobacco’ campaign has made resources from its quitting toolkit freely available to more than a billion tobacco users, less than 5 months into the year-long campaign.

New research: WHO-ILO study links long work hours to more deaths

May 19, 2021 7:50 am

With working long hours now known to be responsible for about one-third of the total estimated work-related burden of disease, it is established as the risk factor with the largest occupational disease burden.

Explained: The WHO classifies India variant as being of global concern. What does this mean?

May 18, 2021 10:42 am

B.1.617 was first designated as a VUI on April 1 by the UK health authorities who requested India to send samples of the B.1.617 strain to carry out wider studies on it and determine how effective existing vaccines are against it.

Day after Goa prescribes Ivermectin as prophylaxis for Covid-19, WHO chief scientist recommends against it

May 11, 2021 2:00 pm

In March, too, the WHO had recommended that the drug ivermectin only be used within clinical trials.

WHO: Europe's vaccination programme is 'unacceptably slow'

April 02, 2021 11:25 am

WHO said new COVID-19 infections are increasing in every age group except those over 80, in a sign that vaccination efforts are having an impact in slowing outbreaks.