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Dr. Fauci Remarks at WHO Executive Board Meeting
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Dr. Fauci Remarks at WHO Executive Board Meeting

(STL.News) Dr. Anthony S. Fauci Remarks at the World Health Organization Executive Board Meeting.  The remarks are as follows: “Director-General Dr. Tedros, distinguished representatives, friends and colleagues: It is an honor for me to be here, representing the United States of America, on behalf of the newly inaugurated Biden-Harris administration, and as the Chief Medical Adviser to President Biden. I also am here to represent the scientists, public health officials and frontline healthcare workers, and community health workers who have worked so heroically this past year to fight COVID-19, developing medical countermeasures at truly phenomenal speed, adapting policy responses as we learn more about the virus, and courageously treating the millions of people who have been stric...
WHO experts probing origins of COVID-19 to visit China
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WHO experts probing origins of COVID-19 to visit China

(STL.News) An expert team of the World Health Organization will probe origins of COVID-19 and likely to visit China on January 14.  China again witnessing high numbers of coronavirus cases. Wikipedia page - COVID-19 pandemic in mainland China ? YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News
W.H.O.News – Humanitarian crisis will shape up by 2021
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W.H.O.News – Humanitarian crisis will shape up by 2021

(STL.News) The W.H.O. (World Health Organization) and W.F.P. (World Food Program) have warned that next year is now shaping up to be a humanitarian catastrophe.  The number of people needing humanitarian help has gone up by forty percent. WION brings you a report. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News STL.News References: YouTube
World Health Organization holds a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic
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World Health Organization holds a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic

(STL.News) The World Health Organization is holding a briefing Monday on the coronavirus pandemic after Moderna said it will request emergency clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for its Covid-19 vaccine.  Moderna will be the second drugmaker to seek emergency use from the FDA after Pfizer, another front-runner in the Covid-19 vaccine race, applied for the same authorization on Nov. 20.  The announcement means some Americans could get the first doses of Moderna's two-dose vaccine within a few weeks. ? YouTube video provided by CNBC STL.News References: YouTube
US Department of State: Update on U.S. Withdrawal from the World Health Organization
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US Department of State: Update on U.S. Withdrawal from the World Health Organization

Washington, DC (STL.News)  Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson of the US Department of State released the following statement: The United States has long been the world’s most generous provider of health and humanitarian assistance to people around the world.  This assistance is provided with the support of the American taxpayer with the reasonable expectation that it serve an effective purpose and reach those in need. Unfortunately, the World Health Organization has failed badly by those measures, not only in its response to COVID-19, but to other health crises in recent decades.  In addition, WHO has declined to adopt urgently needed reforms, starting with demonstrating its independence from the Chinese Communist Party. When President Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from that ...
WHO discontinues hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir treatment arms for COVID-19
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WHO discontinues hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir treatment arms for COVID-19

(STL.News) WHO Saturday accepted the recommendation from the Solidarity Trial’s International Steering Committee to discontinue the trial’s hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir arms.  The Solidarity Trial was established by WHO to find an effective COVID-19 treatment for hospitalized patients. The International Steering Committee formulated the recommendation in light of the evidence for hydroxychloroquine vs standard-of-care and for lopinavir/ritonavir vs standard-of-care from the Solidarity trial interim results, and from a review of the evidence from all trials presented at the 1-2 July WHO Summit on COVID-19 research and innovation. These interim trial results show that hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir produce little or no reduction in the mortality of hospitalized CO...
India backs demand for probe into COVID-19 pandemic
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India backs demand for probe into COVID-19 pandemic

(STL.News) The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a draft resolution which calls for 'impartial, independent and comprehensive' probe into the coronavirus pandemic.  India is backing the demand for probe into COVID-19 pandemic as parts of the world appears to be joining President Trump in the pursuit of truth and accountability. YouTube video courtesy of WION News
US blocks UN Security Council vote on coronavirus
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US blocks UN Security Council vote on coronavirus

(STL.News) The United States has blocked efforts by the United Nations Security Council to agree on a global COVID-19 ceasefire over its support for the World Health Organization (WHO).  Negotiations have been going on for weeks after the UN secretary-general called for a global ceasefire to help the fight against the pandemic as reported by Al Jazeera’s James Bays. YouTube video courtesy of Al Jazeera News
World Health Organization News: Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
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World Health Organization News: Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

(STL.News) From 22 to 28 January five new confirmed cases were reported in the ongoing Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  All five cases were reported from Beni Health Zone and had epidemiological links to the transmission chain which originated in Aloya Health Area, Mabalako Health Zone.  The most likely exposure for all these cases was through nosocomial infection in traditional practitioner facilities.  All of the cases were identified as contacts but were not followed up at the time of detection. One confirmed case reported on 20 January stayed in the community for four days prior to being admitted to an Ebola treatment centre (ETC) and infected two additional people in the community.  These two individuals, reported on 27 January, stayed four...
IAEA Advises Bangladesh on Potential Use of Nuclear Technique to Fight Dengue Mosquitoes
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IAEA Advises Bangladesh on Potential Use of Nuclear Technique to Fight Dengue Mosquitoes

Vienna, Austria (STL.News) - Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have helped Bangladesh assess the current dengue outbreak in the country and draw up a plan to test a nuclear technique to suppress the mosquitoes spreading the disease. At the request of the Government, the IAEA and WHO experts recently visited the capital Dhaka and met officials from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Ministry of Science and Technology to discuss the possibility of using of the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT).  The SIT is a type of insect birth control that uses radiation to sterilize male insects.  These are released in large numbers to mate with wild females, which then do not produce any offspring, reducing the target insect po...