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World Health Organization (WHO)

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WHO urges countries to stockpile medicines for ‘nuclear emergencies’

2 min read
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new advice for governments to stockpile medicines to treat radiation sickness in light of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

WHO: New COVID-19 guidelines on masks, treatments and patient care

3 min read
The World Health Organization (WHO) has updated its guidelines on mask-wearing in community settings, COVID-19 treatments, and clinical management.

Where is the next COVID variant, pi?

5 min read
After a year of omicron variants, will we ever see a new variant of concern? A virologist explains why omicron is continuing to dominate.

End of global COVID-19 pandemic in sight — WHO chief

4 min read
According to the head of the World Health Organization, the world has never been in a better position to end the COVID-19 pandemic but now is not the time to stop the fight against the virus that already killed 6 million people worldwide.

Research says Omicron lasts much longer on surfaces than other variants – but disinfecting still works.

5 min read
We can’t say whether longer Omicron survivability on surfaces relates to a greater risk of infection. But it is of public health significance to know that wiping down surfaces and hand sanitising with disinfectants are effective methods of killing live virus.

Who gets to decide when the pandemic is over?

5 min read
We asked over 1,000 people whether the lifting of restrictions in England signals the end of the pandemic – the majority thought it didn’t.

Will Omicron be more contagious than Delta? A virus evolution expert explains what researchers know and what they don’t.

5 min read
It’s too early to say whether the newly identified Omicron variant is going to overtake Delta. But particular mutations in the new strain have researchers deeply concerned.
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