The regime’s sham elections last week aimed to humiliate Syrians opposed to its rule and convince the international community to forget about the war. How should Western countries react?
At least 115,000 health and care workers have died from Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, WHO chief Tedros says at World Health Assembly, calling for a massive effort to vaccinate 10 percent of every country’s population by September.
New study finds working 55 hours or more a week is associated with a 35 percent higher risk of stroke and a 17 percent higher risk of dying from ischemic heart disease than 35-40 hours a week.
The WHO-commissioned report “Covid-19: Make it the Last Pandemic” argues the global alarm system needs overhauling to prevent a similar catastrophe.
Covid-19 has killed more than 3.3M people and infected nearly 159M others globally. Here are all the coronavirus-related developments for May 10:
WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan says B 1.617 coronavirus variant has some mutations which increase transmission, and which also potentially could make it resistant to antibodies.
Patents are just one part of the vaccine puzzle. The key is the know-how about the actual manufacturing process.
By joining calls to share technology behind Covid-19 jabs, the Biden administration will add heft to a growing group of leaders who believe there is an urgent, if temporary, need for wider access to treatments if the world wants to end the pandemic.
While vaccine makers have voiced broad commitment to cooperating to boost production, industry representatives have insisted that intellectual property waivers and forced technology sharing was the wrong way to go.
World leaders and experts say sharing vaccine know-how is the best chance to fight the pandemic. But the industry disagrees.
WHO Director General Tedros Ghebreyesus and Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca agree on enabling vaccine production globally without making intellectual property rights an issue.
The GAVI and WHO-led COVAX is facing a shortage as India’s Serum Institute has diverted supplies to meet domestic needs.
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