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WHO renames monkeypox as mpox
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Monkeypox disease now has a new name: mpox. The World Health Organization announced the long-awaited change on Monday, saying the disease’s original name plays into “racist… Read More
The WHO declares monkeypox a public health emergency
Updated July 23, 2022 at 11:15 AM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The World Health Organization on Saturday declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency. “I have decided that… Read More
A WHO report finds nearly 15 million deaths associated with COVID-19 worldwide
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — Nearly 15 million people around the world have died from COVID’s impact, directly or indirectly, during the first two years of the pandemic, according to a… Read More
The U.S. sees rise in pediatric COVID patients as WHO warns of global ‘tsunami’ of cases
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The World Health Organization is warning of a global “tsunami” of COVID cases as the omicron surge builds on the delta wave. The Centers for Disease… Read More
Aerosols, Droplets, Fomites: What Is Known About Transmission Of COVID-19
A letter from over 200 scientists to the World Health Organization asks for further investigation into how the virus spreads. WHO responded at a press conference on Tuesday.
Trump Says Funding Cuts Will Be Permanent If WHO Doesn’t Commit To ‘Major’ Changes
“The World Health Organization has repeatedly made claims about the coronavirus that were either grossly inaccurate or misleading,” President Trump says.
WHO Sets 6 Conditions For Ending A Coronavirus Lockdown
The easing of shutdowns is a hot topic, as economic output is now stalled in many countries – including the U.S. But ending a shutdown too soon could backfire, the World Health Organization says.
Health Experts Show Cautious Optimism As Economic Relief Debate Escalates
President Trump and congressional Democrats are haggling over the size of the next bill designed to help Americans through the crisis.
Should We All Be Wearing Masks In Public? Health Experts Revisit The Question
There are rumblings that U.S. health officials may start encouraging Americans to wear face masks to cut down on asymptomatic spread. But with continued shortages, it’s not clear how we’d do that.
WHO Reviews ‘Available’ Evidence On Coronavirus Transmission Through Air
A scientific brief from the World Health Organization says “current evidence” points to infectious respiratory droplets passed in “close contact” situations, but some say it’s too soon to be sure
Measles Is Spiking Around The Globe. How Worried Should We Be?
There are outbreaks in rich countries and poor countries, from the United States to Madagascar. And the World Health Organization says vaccine hesitancy is a top 10 threat to global health.