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United Nations VOTES to remove cannabis from list of most dangerous drugs

The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted to remove cannabis from a list that categorized it as one of the most dangerous drugs. The approval means that the World Health Organization will remove cannabis and cannabis resin from its Schedule IV classification under the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. That designation put cannabis […]

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Every 17 seconds someone in Europe is DYING of Covid-19: WHO Official

Someone infected with the novel coronavirus died every seventeen seconds in Europe even though the number of infections dipped over the past few weeks, World Health Organization official said Thursday. The number of infections rose by 1.8 million last week, compared with 2 million a week prior to that. However, hospitals continue to remain packed, […]

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Measles cases surge to 23-year high amid increasing un-vaccination

In 2019, measles cases surged worldwide to the highest numbers in 23 years, according to World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States. The health bodies blamed falling rates of vaccination for the resurgence of the highly infectious and sometimes deadly disease. Cases increased in all […]

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1 in 10 people around the world may have contracted coronavirus, WHO estimates

One in ten people around the world may have been infected with coronavirus, the World Health Organisation said at a special meeting of WHO leaders. Which means the vast majority of the world is still vulnerable. The estimate that 10% of the world’s population has contracted the virus came from Mike Ryan, the executive director […]

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Re-opening without controlling the virus is a recipe for disaster: WHO chief

“If countries are serious about opening, they must be serious about supressing transmission and saving lives,” WHO chief says. Dr. Tedros Adhanom, the Director General of World Health Organisation (WHO) fully supports the efforts to reopen economies and societies but opening up without any control is a recipe for disaster. “We want to see children […]

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Coronavirus pandemic will be over under two years: WHO chief

The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) hopes that the coronavirus pandemic will be over in under two years. Speaking in Geneva, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the Spanish flu of 1918 had taken two years to overcome. But he added that current advances in technology could enable the world to halt the virus “in […]

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Young people are spreading the virus ‘unknowingly’: WHO warns

The spread of coronavirus has been mushroomed by people aged in their 20s, 30s and 40s who are unaware they are infected because they have no or mild symptoms, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. People in this age group are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms of COVID-19, they unknowingly pass on the virus […]

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Six months after declaring coronavirus a health emergency, WHO to reevaluate pandemic status

World Health Organization(WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus would review the public health emergency was declared on January 30, the highest level of alarm under international law. “I will reconvene the Emergency Committee later this week to re-evaluate the pandemic,” the UN health body’s chief said. This Thursday, WHO will mark six months since it declared a […]

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‘Countries are headed in the wrong direction’: WHO chief warns over coronavirus crisis

The coronavirus pandemic around the globe will worsen if countries fail to adhere to stricter healthcare precautions, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday. “Let me be blunt, too many countries are headed in the wrong direction, the virus remains public enemy number one,” WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual briefing […]

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Eradication of coronavirus unlikely to happen: World Health Organization

The head of World Health Organization’s emergencies programme, Dr Mike Ryan, on Friday it was unlikely that the new coronavirus would be eliminated. “In the current situation it is unlikely we can eradicate this virus,” he told an online briefing from Geneva. He said that, by extinguishing clusters of infection, the world could “potentially avoid […]

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WHO acknowledges possibility of airborne transmission of coronavirus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has acknowledged “evidence emerging” of the airborne spread of the novel coronavirus, after a group of scientists urged the global body to update its guidance on how the respiratory disease passes between people. “We have been talking about the possibility of airborne transmission and aerosol transmission as one of the […]

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WHO halts Trump marketed COVID-19 drug after it fails to reduce death rate

The World Health Organization (WHO) has halted trials of malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir in coronavirus hospitalised patients after they failed to reduce mortality rate. WHO made the announcement in the backdrop after 200,000 coronavirus cases were reported globally in a 24 hour period. In a statement WHO said, “these interim trial […]