Russia announces the discovery of 1.5 thousand mutations of the Corona virus

Today, Friday, the Russian authorities announced the discovery of hundreds of mutations of the new Corona virus in the country since the beginning of the pandemic. "We are following all the changes, and so far we have discovered about 1.5 thousand of our mutations," Anna Popova, head of the Feder

WHO team arrives in Wuhan to investigate coronavirus pandemic origins

WUHAN, China: A global team of researchers arrived Thursday in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic was first detected to conduct a politically sensitive investigation into its origins amid uncertainty about whether Beijing might try to prevent embarrassing discoveries.The 10-member tea

Second year of pandemic 'could even be tougher': WHO's Ryan

The second year of the COVID-19 pandemic may be tougher than the first given how the new coronavirus is spreading, especially in the northern hemisphere as more infectious variants circulate, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. “We are going into a second year of this, it

WHO Approves Delaying Time Between Virus Shots

World Health Organization experts have issued recommendations saying that the interval between administration of two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine can be extended to up to six weeks. WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on immunization, known as SAGE, formally published guidance

WHO calls for intensified measures over ‘alarming’ virus variant

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: The World Health Organization’s European branch on Thursday said more needed to be done to deal with the alarming situation brought on by a recently discovered variant of the novel coronavirus.Speaking at a press conference, the WHO’s regional director for Europe H

Should we worry about COVID-19 vaccine side effects?

As vaccines against COVID-19 start rolling out, scientists say minor side effects, such as fever, are in fact a sign that the vaccine is working. There are only isolated reports of adverse events among people who have had shots. In the US state of Alaska, a Juneau health care worker was hospital

Global Health: There are hopes of victory over Corona this year

The World Health Organization announced that there are signs of victory over the Corona virus during this year, provided that hygiene and safety are adhered to. "It is important to maintain low rates of infection during the vaccination process, but this depends on people's behavior, and a sense o

Virus kills 9 in Sudan, sickens 179 in Bahrain

Sudan confirmed nine additional fatalities due to the coronavirus pandemic on Sunday, while Bahrain confirmed 179 new infections, Anadolu Agency reports. In a statement, the Sudanese Health Ministry said 202 people tested positive for COVID-19, taking the nationwide tally to 22,823 case

The World Health Organization: Corona vaccines do not mean the end of the epidemic in the near future

The director of the World Health Organization's Western Pacific Regional Office warned, Thursday, that vaccines "will not stop the Coronavirus in the near future" and "are not a silver bullet." The WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific, Doctor Takeshi Kasai, made these comments while talk

Recovered Indian coronavirus patients suffer gruesome death from fungal infection

Indian doctors raised the alarm over a sudden surge in cases of an extremely rare but deadly fungal infection affecting recovered Covid-19 patients. The mortality rate of those infected is estimated to be above 50 per cent. At least 37 cases of what doctors are calling Covid-1

A common consequence of "Covid-19"

Dr. Vladimir Bulibuk, a specialist in immunology and allergies, declared that one of the most common consequences of "Covid-19" disease is the change in the level of high blood pressure. In an interview with reporters, the specialist said, all people with "Covid-19" notice a high level of blood p

WHO warns against pandemic complacency amid vaccine rollout

Recent progress on COVID-19 vaccines is positive but the World Health Organization is concerned this has led to a growing perception that the pandemic has come to an end, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday.  Britain approved Pfizer Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine on

Scientists find two copies of the Corona virus

For the first time outside of China, scientists have discovered two versions of the Coronavirus that are very similar to the SARS-CoV-2 strain of the virus that causes COVID-19. According to Erm News, scientists have found the two viruses in frozen bats and bat droppings that have been stored for

World Scrambles for Vaccine Deals as COVID Infections Near 60 Million

Countries around the world are scrambling to finalize vaccine deals as the global number of coronavirus infections approached 60 million on Wednesday, scientists urged caution and US officials pleaded with Americans to stay home over Thanksgiving. The holiday weekend is expected to fuel a surge o

UNICEF Says to Ship Two Billion COVID Vaccines to Poor Nations in 2021

Nearly 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be shipped and flown to developing countries next year in a “mammoth operation”, the UN children’s agency UNICEF said on Monday, as world leaders vowed to ensure the fair distribution of vaccines. UNICEF said it was working with o

Netherlands slaughters 200,000 chickens due to "highly contagious flu"

The Dutch health authorities announced, on Sunday, the slaughter of about 190,000 chickens, after a highly contagious strain of bird flu spread in two poultry farms. Health workers slaughtered about 100,000 chickens at a poultry farm in the town of Hikendorp, outside Gouda, in parallel with the s

Almost a Million People Inoculated With Chinese COVID-19 Vaccine: Firm

Nearly a million people have taken an experimental coronavirus vaccine developed by Chinese company Sinopharm, the firm said, although it has not yet provided any clear clinical evidence of efficacy. China has been giving experimental Covid-19 vaccines to people including state employees, interna

Virus Threat 'a New Terror' in Syria's Scarred Idlib Region

Nurses hover over a patient to insert a breathing tube as his condition suddenly deteriorates. ICU beds fill up almost overnight. As one patient dies of the coronavirus and is wheeled out, another is whisked in to take his place. An exhausted doctor leans against a wheelchair for a breather. The