WHO warns of fresh Indonesia surge fed by virus variants
Indonesia’s president has ordered authorities to speed up the country’s vaccination campaign, while World Health Organization is warning of the need to increase social restrictions in the country (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

GW4 takes a world leading One Health approach to tackling the antimicrobial resistance pandemic
The GW4 Alliance (Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter universities – GW4) formally launched their new ‘ One Health ’ antimicrobial resistance research consortium this week [Wednesday 16 June]. The World Health Organisation cites antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as one of the most significant risks facing the world. AMR threatens global health and development as it impacts on human, animal and plant health and also our environment, water safety and food security. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 17, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, Schoo Source Type: news

Trend of fatal traffic injuries in Iran from 2009 to 2018 - Rezazadeh Z, Askarishahi M, Vakili M.
INTRODUCTION: According to the World Health Organization, Iran has a high level of deaths due to traffic accidents. Assessing the trend and examining the mortality situation can provide useful information for policy makers to take preventive measures and r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

UK aid cuts risk millions of lives, warns World Health Organization
It leaves millions of the world’s poorest at risk from “neglected tropical diseases”, says agency. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVAXIN: News reports on submitting Phase-3 data to WHO is incorrect, says Bharat Biotech
Bharat Biotech's pre-submission meeting has been scheduled on June 23 for evaluation of the World Health Organisation (WHO)'s Emergency Use Listing (EUL) of its indigenous COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

‘We must be the generation that rebuilds after the pandemic’
Delegates at UNISON’s special delegate conference today discussed the key issues that needed to be addressed as society emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic – notably pay, equality and climate change. The motion Securing an equal and sustainable post pandemic settlement notes that that the UK faces a comparable choice to that one faced after the second world war – to return to how things were before, or create a better future. “That choice is clear,” it states, “and the moment must be seized as an opportunity to tackle the deep fault lines so cruelly exposed by the pandemic….  ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 16, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2021 virtual special national delegate conference Source Type: news

My Home Country Has an Excellent Vaccination Track Record. What It Doesn ’t Have Is Vaccines
Every morning I sit at the breakfast table with my mother. She moved to New York about five years ago and having had her so close to me makes New York feel even more like home. Our morning meal, whipped up by my mom, is served up alongside a cup of Nepali chiya—a traditional black tea with milk, boiled with cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves. As we sit across the table sipping chiya from our hand-carved Nepali copper teacups, we catch up on life and current events, and share lighthearted laughter. For years, it’s been an uplifting start to my day. Unfortunately, our recent breakfasts have been much more somber. Ove...
Source: TIME: Health - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Prabal Gurung Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

‘Digital dumpsites’ study highlights growing threat to children: UN health agency  
The health of children, adolescents and expectant mothers worldwide is at risk from the illegal processing of old electrical or electronic devices, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, in a landmark new report on the toxic threat.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO opens country office in Kuwait
Kuwait City/Cairo/Geneva, 15 June 2021 – The World Health Organization (WHO) today opened a country office in Kuwait in a move set to strengthen its presence and cooperation with the Government to advance the health and well-being of the country’s population. The newly established office will enable WHO to work on the ground with national health authorities, United Nations partners and a range of stakeholders in all sectors to foster public health collaboration at the national, regional and international levels.  H.E. the Minister of Health of Kuwait Dr Bassel Humoud Hamad Al-Sabah formally opened WHO&rsq...
Source: WHO EMRO News - June 15, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

The Delta Variant Could Soon Become the Dominant COVID-19 Strain. Here ’s What You Need to Know
The COVID-19 pandemic is increasingly becoming an arms race among the emerging variants of the virus, and at the moment, there’s no question which one is winning: the Delta variant—formally known as B.1.617.2—one of four strains to have emerged originally in India. It was just last month that the World Health Organization labeled Delta a “variant of concern”—joining with the Alpha strain, which emerged in the U.K.; the Beta strain, from South Africa; and the Gamma strain, first seen in Brazil. But Delta is fast becoming the most worrisome of the bunch. Health officials are sounding the a...
Source: TIME: Health - June 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandro de la Garza and Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

The Delta Variant Could Soon Become the Dominant COVID-19 Strain. Here ’s What You Need to Know
The COVID-19 pandemic is increasingly becoming an arms race among the emerging variants of the virus, and at the moment, there’s no question which one is winning: the Delta variant—formally known as B.1.617.2—one of four strains to have emerged originally in India. It was just last month that the World Health Organization labeled Delta a “variant of concern”—joining with the Alpha strain, which emerged in the U.K.; the Beta strain, from South Africa; and the Gamma strain, first seen in Brazil. But Delta is fast becoming the most worrisome of the bunch. Health officials are sounding the a...
Source: TIME: Science - June 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Alejandro de la Garza and Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Drug Firms Need Shot in the Arm
[The Herald] The production plants of the majority of local pharmaceutical firms require massive retooling after the World Health Organisation (WHO) classified them not suitable for producing medical drugs, a Government document says. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: First Ladies Lament Setback in Anti-Cervical Cancer Campaign
[This Day] The Nigeria's target to achieve cervical cancer elimination by 2030 as prescribed by the World Health Organisation (WHO), may no longer be feasible. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eradicating polio is finally within reach. Why is the UK taking its foot off the pedal? | Anne Wafula Strike
Instead of cutting the aid budget – including 95% from the plan to stamp out the disease – Britain should take a global leadDespite the Covid pandemic, there have been just two recorded cases of wild polio in 2021 – in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the two remaining hiding places for the disease. But eradication is not guaranteed. Polio is virulent and spreads quickly. Even one case poses a threat to unvaccinated children everywhere, which is why a new strategylaunched last week by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) outlines a plan to utilise this small window of opportunity for the world to end p...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Anne Wafula Strike Tags: Polio Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation Infectious diseases Science World news Afghanistan Pakistan Aid Global development UK news South and Central Asia Health Source Type: news

Vaccines and oxygen run out as third wave of Covid hits Uganda
Vaccine thefts reported and hospitals unable to admit patients as cases leap 2,800% in a monthUganda has all but run out of Covid-19 vaccines and oxygen as the country grapples with another wave of the pandemic.Both private and public medical facilities in the capital, Kampala and in towns across the country –including regional hubsin Entebbe, Jinja, Soroti, Gulu and Masaka – have reported running out or having acute shortages of AstraZeneca vaccines and oxygen. Hospitals report they are no longer able to admit patients to intensive care.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Samuel Okiror in Kampala Tags: Global development Global health Coronavirus Infectious diseases World news Uganda Africa Science World Health Organization Society Hospitals Vaccines and immunisation Source Type: news

Green light for radical migraine treatment
Classed among the most disabling conditions by the World Health Organisation, migraines can take three days to pass and cause 25 million work and school days to be lost in the UK each year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health experts say India missed early alarm, let deadly coronavirus variant spread
The variant, now known as B.1.617, triggered a catastrophic wave of coronavirus cases in India and has since spread to more than 40 other countries. In May, the World Health Organization (WHO) termed it a "variant of concern," citing its high transmissibility. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk factors for cooking-related burn injuries in children, WHO Global Burn Registry - Puthumana JS, Ngaage LM, Borrelli MR, Rada EM, Caffrey J, Rasko Y.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the characteristics of cooking-related burn injuries in children reported to the World Health Organization Global Burn Registry. METHODS: On 1 February 2021, we downloaded data from the Global Burn Registry on demographic and c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Increased risk for mental disorders and suicide during the COVID-19 pandemic. Position statement of the Section on Suicidology and Suicide Prevention of the European Psychiatric Association - Sarchiapone M, Lopez-Castroman J, Gramaglia C, Baca-Garcia E, Baralla F, Barrig & oacute, N ML, Bartollino S, Beezhold J, Bobes J, Calati R, Cardoner N, s, Colucci E, Courtet P, Duica L, Dunkley C, Dunkley L, Gusm & atilde, O R, Jesus C, Jollant F, Kasal A, Khan A, Michielsen PJS, Osvath P, Palmer S, Petros N, Pirlog M, Plaza estrada A, Saiz P, Santos J, Carlos, Tubiana Potiez A, van der Feltz-Cornelis C, Vitcheva T, Winkler P, Zeppegno P.
In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. The Section on Suicidology and Suicide Prevention of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA) wants to raise awareness about the potential increase in mental he... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: New Covid-19 Restrictions Take Effect
[The Herald] Intensified lockdown measures coming into force today that bar all social and religious gatherings, while firmly enforcing existing protocols in the business sectors, have been endorsed by the World Health Organisation as a prompt, effective and welcome measure following last week's noticeable rise in Covid-19 infection rates. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

China engaged in a "massive coverup" - stonewalls international investigation into the Wuhan lab
(Natural News) One of the leading investigators for the World Health Organization, Jamie Metzl, said China continues to engage in a “massive cover up” while concealing the origins of SARS-CoV-2. The former State Department official appeared on Fox News to call for a “full investigation” of the Wuhan Institute of Virology by the United States... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO condemns attacks on hospital in Afrin, northwest Syria
13 June 2021 – The World Health Organization (WHO) forcefully condemns the attack on a hospital in Afrin, northwest Syria, on 12 June. According to reports, the hospital was struck by artillery shells on Saturday evening killing at least 13 people, including one physician, other health workers, and 2 children. Twenty-three (23) people were also reportedly wounded, of whom 11 were staff, including one midwife who remains in critical condition.   According to the management of the hospital, most of the victims died immediately as a result of the shelling. Emergency services expect to find more injured a...
Source: WHO EMRO News - June 13, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

EU Leaders Urge Unfettered Probe Into Origins of COVID-19 EU Leaders Urge Unfettered Probe Into Origins of COVID-19
EU leaders on Thursday called for an unfettered investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, first identified in central China, amid criticism of an initial World Health Organization probe.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Blog: Why G7 leaders need to work much harder on vaccine access
G7 leaders are meeting this weekend in Cornwall and one of the main things they’ll be discussing is global access to COVID-19 vaccines. The world cannot be safe until everyone has access to a vaccine. So we are in a race against time to reach global coverage and prevent new variants emerging. Since January, UNISON has been calling for the right to manufacture vaccines to be made freely available, so that there can be major step change in the production of vaccines. The World Trade Organisation (WTO) agreement on intellectual property rights includes a clause to free up these rights in exceptional circumstances. If a ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 11, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Christina McAnea Tags: General secretary's blog Christina McAnea Covid vaccine international Source Type: news

Southern Africa: SADC Ministers Call On WHO to Track New Covid-19 Variants
[New Era] In the face of deadlier and more contagious Covid-19 variants, southern African health ministers have requested the World Health Organisation (WHO) to help member states track and tackle new variants. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Vaccination Drive Charms WHO
[The Herald] The World Health Organisation (WHO) is impressed by Zimbabwe's transmission and prevention measures in containing Covid-19 pandemic noting that Harare had managed to keep low level of infections and mortality rate. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Challenges in the management of an Echis coloratus adult snakebite victim at a tertiary care hospital: a case report - Abdeldayem A, Alanazi AA, Aljabri JN, Abid I.
BACKGROUND The World Health Organization has set clear guidelines for the management of snakebite envenomation. However, challenges have been reported in the clinical application of guidelines, such as identification of the biting snake, hypersensitivity r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Africa: Nine in 10 African Nations Set to Miss Urgent Covid Vaccination Goal
[UN News] Nine in 10 African nations look set to miss the September target of vaccinating 10 per cent of their populations against COVID-19, the World Health Organization (WHO), said on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Guardian view on the Covid lab-leak theory: act on what we know | Editorial
This pandemic ’s precise origins may never be certain. We must address both zoonotic transmission risks and lab securityWhen something goes terribly wrong, it is human instinct to look for the human hand – perhaps to reassure ourselves that life is not wholly beyond our control. As the flu pandemic reached the US just over a century ago, someblamed German agents. So it wasn ’t surprising when people claimed that coronavirus had leaked from – or was even manufactured in –a laboratory in Wuhan, China, where the outbreak began. Nor was it surprising when Donald Trump and his allies promoted the s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Microbiology China Joe Biden Medical research Science World Health Organization US foreign policy Source Type: news

Progress Toward Rubella Elimination - World Health Organization European Region, 2005-2019
This report describes rubella incidence in European regions for the years 2005 to 2019. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 10, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (MMRV) Vaccine Safety MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Vaccination Vaccines Source Type: news

New WHO guidance aims to stamp out rights violations in mental health services
New guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO), published on Thursday, calls for providing mental health care that respects human rights and focuses on recovery.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Indian Bar Association sues WHO chief for spreading "disinformation" about ivermectin for covid
(Natural News) World Health Organization (WHO) Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan is reportedly facing a lawsuit from the Indian Bar Association (IBA) for spreading “disinformation” about the drug ivermectin, which some say is an effective remedy against the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19). The IBA served Swaminathan with a legal notice on May 25 accusing her of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Cabinet Welcomes Validation of Sinovac Covid-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use
[SAnews.gov.za] Cabinet has welcomed the validation of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use by the World Health Organisation (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

High risk of autumn Covid surge in Europe despite drop in infections, says WHO
Organisation urges governments to be cautious as societies open up and Delta variant advancesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid-19 infections, hospitalisations and deaths are falling fast across Europe, but the risk of a deadly autumn resurgence remains high as societies open up and the more transmissible Delta variant advances, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.The warning came as new case numbers continued to plunge in most of the continent, falling in some areas to their lowest levels since August, and multiple governments, including France and Germany, relaxed restriction...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jon Henley Europe correspondent Tags: Europe Coronavirus World Health Organization Infectious diseases Medical research Society World news Germany France Source Type: news

Nine in 10 African nations set to miss urgent COVID vaccination goal  
Nine in 10 African nations look set to miss the September target of vaccinating 10 per cent of their populations against COVID-19, the World Health Organization (WHO), said on Thursday.   (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Latest: WHO warns delta variant taking hold in Europe
The World Health Organization is warning that the highly transmissible COVID-19 variant first identified in India is “poised to take hold" in Europe as many countries ease restrictions and allow more social gatherings and travel across borders (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The 10 Most Important Health Breakthroughs You Missed During the Pandemic
While most eyes were on COVID-19, researchers have also made groundbreaking advancements in other fields. Here’s a look. The other big vaccine news Public-health officials have long sought a vaccine against malaria, which infects up to 600 million people a year and kills 400,000, mostly children. This year, there was dramatic prog­ress toward that goal. In a study of 450 children in Burkina Faso, published in the Lancet in April, researchers reported that a new malaria vaccine, called R21, is 77% effective—just clearing the World Health Organization’s 75% efficacy standard. However, the sample gro...
Source: TIME: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Innovation Magazine Source Type: news

Tanzania: 'Who, Zanzibar Partnership Vital for Improving Health Sector'
[Daily News] PRESIDENT Hussein Ali Hassan Mwinyi has insisted on the need to continue strengthening the existing good relationship between Zanzibar and the World Health Organisation (WHO), saying the partnership is vital in achieving government's goals including winning the war against Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 calls for updated practices to prevent transmission
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Despite updates from the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada that the virus can be transmitted by short- and long-range aerosols, Canada's public health guidance has not been adequately updated to address this mode of transmission, argue authors of a commentary published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) https://www.cmaj.ca/content/early/2021/06/08/cmaj.210830. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO: High vaccination rates can help reduce risk of variants
A top World Health Organization official estimates that COVID-19 vaccination coverage of over 80% is needed to significantly lower the chance that an imported coronavirus case could spawn a cluster or a wider outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Addressing violence against women in the Eastern Mediterranean Region - El-Adawy M, Ronzoni AR, Sakr H.
New estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) indicate that about 1 in 3 women globally will face gender-based violence in their lifetime. The WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region has the third-highest prevalence of violence against women worldwide, w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

BioHub Network Aims to Advance Sharing of Pathogens for Research
The World Health Organization-led program will promote equity in addition to facilitating access to samples, a WHO official involved in the project tells The Scientist. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 7, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Africa: Threat of Third Covid Wave in Africa 'Real and Rising', WHO Warns
[VOA] "The threat of a third wave" of COVID-19 in Africa is "real and rising," Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, the World Health Organization regional director for Africa, told a virtual news conference Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sexual violence and trauma in childhood: a case report based on strategic counseling - Saladino V, Eleuteri S, Zamparelli E, Petrilli M, Verrastro V.
Children and adolescents are too often victims of sexual abuse and harassment. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 150 million girls and 73 million children ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Analysis of suicide methods and substances influencing the state of consciousness of their victims in Poland - Lasota D, Mirowska-Guzel D, Goniewicz K.
An integral part of the World Health Organization's (WHO) mental health action plan for 2013-2020 is suicide prevention, and a 10% reduction in the suicide rate. A key element of the preventive measures taken is, among other things, limiting access to mean... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Progress towards the development of research agenda and the launch of knowledge hub: the WHO thematic platform for Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management Research Network (Health EDRM RN) - Kayano R, Nomura S, Abrahams J, Huda Q, Chan EYY, Murray V.
In response to the increasing burden of recent health emergencies and disasters, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners established the WHO thematic platform for health emergency and disaster risk management research network (health EDRM RN) ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

The U.S. Can and Should Vaccinate Every Health Care Worker in the World
As the United States seems close to controlling a pandemic that has killed 600,000 Americans, we must recognize that in much of the rest of the world, the pandemic continues to rage. Now, with the U.S. vaccine supply far outstripping our domestic needs, the U.S. is taking action, with President Biden’s announcement of the first major global distribution of American vaccine doses. But there are billions of vulnerable people around the world, and at current vaccination rates many will be waiting a long time for a shot. Health care workers around the globe should not be left waiting. As its first major global vaccinatio...
Source: TIME: Health - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dr. Ashish K. Jha Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

UN health agency urges nations to donate 250 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine
Some two billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been distributed globally but only 0.5 per cent have reached low-income countries where frontline health workers and the elderly have yet to receive a shot, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Statement on the SAGE Recommendation Regarding the Johnson & Johnson Ebola Vaccine Regimen
New Brunswick, NJ (June 4, 2021) – Johnson & Johnson welcomes the recommendation by the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization for the World Health Organization (WHO) in support of the use of Johnson & Johnson’s two-dose Ebola vaccine regimen, Zabdeno® (Ad26.ZEBOV) and Mvabea® (MVA-BN-Filo), both during outbreaks for individuals at some risk of Ebola exposure and preventively, before outbreaks, for national and international first responders.This is an important milestone for our Ebola vaccine and our mission to help prevent and control Ebola outbreaks. It follows Marketing A...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Friday
The World Health Organization says COVID-19 vaccine shipments have ground to "a near halt" in Africa while coronavirus cases have spiked 20 per cent over the last two weeks. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news