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World Health Organization (WHO)
Total 19 Posts

Oil and gas lobbyists have deep pockets and access to politicians, but an EU ban could be in the pipeline

4 min read
Tobacco lobbyists are strongly regulated – could a ‘tobacco-style’ ban work in the EU for fossil fuel interests?

COVID-19 alert: Emergence of the JN.1 variant

3 min read
In the ever-evolving game of COVID-19, a new challenger has entered the ring: JN.1, a viral upstart rapidly rising through the ranks and threatening to throw a winter curveball.

Vaccine hesitancy is one of the greatest threats to global health – and the pandemic has made it worse

4 min read
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a decline in childhood vaccinations worldwide, contributing to outbreaks of infectious diseases. Tackling misinformation will be a big part of addressing vaccine hesitancy.

Brazil reports fatal case of swine flu virus (H1N1)

3 min read
The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported a fatal case of swine flu in Brazil, marking the first human infection from the H1N1 virus in the country in 2023.

COVID is officially no longer a global health emergency – here’s what that means

5 min read
COVID no longer constitutes a public health emergency of international concern, but we need to be better prepared for future pandemics.

WHO declares COVID-19 no longer a global health emergency, after 3 years

2 min read
COVID-19 is no longer a global health emergency, according to the WHO. However, it still poses a threat and countries are urged to remain vigilant and not let their guard down against the virus.

COVID origins debate: What to make of new findings linking the virus to raccoon dogs

5 min read
New reports suggest the coronavirus pandemic’s origins may be linked to raccoon dogs sold at Wuhan’s Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market. A virologist explains.
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