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Monkeypox Is Now ‘Mpox,’ World Health Organisation Says
The two names will be used simultaneously for a year until monkeypox is fully phased out.
‘Where Are the Bodies?’: How Nigeria’s COVID Vaccine Drive Fell Short
Poor access to vaccines, rampant misinformation pushed by religious leaders, and mistrust in the government have all hit Nigeria’s stuttering vaccination rollout.
WHO Skipped a Couple of Letters to Avoid Calling the Omicron Variant ‘Xi’
Not all names are created equal.
Malaria Vaccine That Could Save Tens of Thousands of Lives Every Year Backed by WHO
In a historic move, the World Health Organisation recommended a vaccine against malaria, ending a 100-year search for a vaccine against a disease that kills more than 500,000 people every year.
WHO Calls Canada’s Mixing And Matching Vaccine Scheme ‘Dangerous’
Experts, politicians stood by the practice—saying it's safe and effective—after the World Health Organization said there's too little data so far.
Rich Countries Are Going to Extend the Pandemic
They're making the same mistakes made during the HIV epidemic by hoarding doses and blocking global initiatives that encourage open and equitable access to vaccine technology.
Western Anti-Vaxxers Are Undermining COVID Vaccine Rollouts in African Countries
Experts tell VICE World News that African countries face an epic battle against a "Frankenstein of fake news" originating from outside the continent.
How to Deal with ‘Pandemic Fatigue’
If ongoing restrictions and general uncertainty are sapping your strength, you’re not alone. Here’s what you can do about it.
COVID-19 Could Lead to Brain Damage, Scientists Warn
Researchers have found 43 cases where coronavirus patients suffered strokes, nerve damage and other brain injuries.
A WHO Team Is Going to China to Investigate the Origins of COVID-19. Scientists Are Already Warning of a New Virus Threat.
The global health body noted that the current “pandemic is far from over,” even as new research identified a novel flu that “has all the essential hallmarks of a candidate pandemic virus.”
Chile's Going Ahead with the Coronavirus 'Release Certificates' the WHO Warned Against
An official stressed the planned COVID-19 cards would not certify immunity — despite the country’s top health official having previously pitched the scheme in those terms.
The Rich Will Win at Coronavirus Because Of Course They Will
From sick days to better housing, capitalism favors the one-percent when it comes to healthcare outcomes.