COVID-19: Why health systems are struggling more now

The virus swept through a nursery school and an adjacent elementary school in the Milan suburb of Bollate with amazing speed. In a matter of just days, 45 children and 14 staff members had tested positive. Genetic analysis confirmed what officials already suspected: The highly contagious coronavirus variant first identified in England was racing through … Continue reading COVID-19: Why health systems are struggling more now

WHO not happy with China for roles in the global pandemic

The head of the World Health Organization said Tuesday that he is “disappointed” Chinese officials haven't finalized the permissions to allow a team of experts into China to examine the origins of COVID-19. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in a rare critique of Beijing, said members of the international scientific team began departing from their … Continue reading WHO not happy with China for roles in the global pandemic

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How WHO is solving problems linked to ageing and health

Globalization, technological developments (e.g. in transport and communication), urbanization, migration and changing gender norms are influencing the lives of older people in direct and indirect ways. For example, although the number of surviving generations in a family has increased, today these generations are more likely than in the past to live separately. A public health … Continue reading How WHO is solving problems linked to ageing and health

Ageing and health: Everything you need to know

People worldwide are living longer, the World Health Organization (WHO) says. Today, for the first time in history, most people can expect to live into their sixties and beyond. By 2050, the world’s population aged 60 years and older is expected to total 2 billion, up from 900 million in 2015. Today, 125 million people … Continue reading Ageing and health: Everything you need to know

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WHO: Coronavirus pandemic to end in less than 2 years

The World Health Organization has said it hopes the planet will be rid of the coronavirus pandemic in less than two years - faster than it took for the Spanish flu. "We hope to finish this pandemic in less than two years," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters from the WHO's headquarters in Geneva, insisting that … Continue reading WHO: Coronavirus pandemic to end in less than 2 years

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Trump breaks ties with WHO

Last month, President Trump halted US payments to the World Health Organization and accused the world body of botching the initial response to the outbreak of COVID-19. On Friday, he went further, announcing that the US was ending its relationship with the WHO altogether, reports CNN. Trump again accused the organization of being under the sway of Beijing, … Continue reading Trump breaks ties with WHO

Why was WHO slow to declare coronavirus a public health emergency

When U.S. President Donald Trump cut off his government's funding to the World Health Organization (WHO), one of his grievances was that the WHO-under Chinese tutelage-failed to declare the global coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic soon enough. Not long after the virus brought patients to Hubei Provincial Hospital, the Chinese medical and public health authorities brought it to the … Continue reading Why was WHO slow to declare coronavirus a public health emergency

COVID 19: Why the world suspects foul play from China and WHO

On April 14, 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump addressed a news conference at the White House, where he said that his administration would "halt [all] funding" for the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO, founded in 1948, is the principal United Nations agency tasked with the improvement of the health of the world; it is also widely … Continue reading COVID 19: Why the world suspects foul play from China and WHO

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Latest updates on COVID-19

The global death toll from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)has surpassed 251,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. Mainland China has registered, over the past 24 hours, one new case of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection; 87 patients have recovered and no deaths have been recorded, the state health committee said in a statement. The number … Continue reading Latest updates on COVID-19

What you should know about COVID-19

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.  Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop … Continue reading What you should know about COVID-19