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# who - Monday 3 August, 2020

WHO says there may never be a 'silver bullet' for new coronavirus

WHO director-general Dr Tedros urged governments to focus on testing, distancing, and face masks.

# who - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

It could take two-and-a-half years for a Covid-19 vaccine to be widely available - WHO envoy

The WHO Special Envoy on Covid-19 Dr David Nabarro said that “safety is paramount” and “you can’t rush” a vaccine.

# who - Friday 10 July, 2020

Explainer: What we know about Covid-19 and airborne transmission

The WHO has updated its scientific brief on transmission of the coronavirus.

# who - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

There is 'emerging evidence' that coronavirus can spread beyond 2m by air - WHO WHO

There is 'emerging evidence' that coronavirus can spread beyond 2m by air - WHO

The World Health Organization said it would put out a new scientific brief within days after scientists pushed the issue.

# who - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Trump administration formally begins withdrawal from World Health Organization WHO

Trump administration formally begins withdrawal from World Health Organization

The withdrawal is effective in one year – 6 July 2021.

# who - Friday 3 July, 2020

FactFind: Here is how Covid-19 deaths are counted in Ireland

A Hiqa report has noted a 13% increase in deaths in Ireland during the pandemic.

# who - Monday 29 June, 2020

'The hard reality is this is not even close to being over': WHO warning six months on from Covid-19 notification

Dr Tedros also said today that for countries that aren’t performing well with contact tracing, saying it’s difficult is a “lame excuse”.

# who - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Covid-19 numbers surge globally as many nations ease lockdowns

India has been recording about 15,000 new infections each day, and some states are considering fresh lockdown measures.

# who - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

'The Covid-19 infodemic left people confused about what to believe'

Meanwhile, problems with search engines have largely fallen under the public radar, writes FuJo’s Dr Eileen Culloty.

# who - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

WHO's Michael Ryan: 'By no means is this over'

Ryan also said there is “no indication yet” if the virus will be seasonal, as is the case with the winter influenza season.

# who - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

WHO clarifies Covid-19 'very rare' transmission remarks

The medic’s comments garnered criticism on social media.

# who - Thursday 4 June, 2020

Hydroxychloroquine study in Lancet pulled after authors couldn't verify data

The now-retracted study found that hydroxychloroquine showed no benefit against the coronavirus – and even increased the risk of dying in hospital.

# who - Friday 29 May, 2020

Donald Trump says US 'terminating' relationship with World Health Organization WHO

Donald Trump says US 'terminating' relationship with World Health Organization

Trump also said the United States will restrict Chinese students and start reversing Hong Kong’s special status in customs.

Debunked: No, Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, Anthony Fauci and the WHO are not being charged with genocide

The false message being shared on Facebook claims they are due to appear before a human rights tribunal next week.

# who - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Number of Covid-19 cases worldwide passes 'tragic milestone' of five million

Over 325,000 people have lost their lives from the coronavirus.

# who - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

Medical journal refutes Trump claim it published reports about earlier spread of Covid-19 in China

The Lancet described the allegations made by Trump in a letter to the WHO as “serious and damaging”.

# who - Monday 18 May, 2020

Here is how to wear a face mask or covering properly Covid-19 This post contains videos

Here is how to wear a face mask or covering properly

Many people are wearing face masks in an effort to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

# who - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Covid-19: WHO says eight top contender vaccines are racing to be completed

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus did not identify the top candidates.

# who - Monday 11 May, 2020

Without contact tracing, countries are 'driving blind' warns WHO official

WHO emergencies chief Michael Ryan made the comments today.

# who - Friday 1 May, 2020

UN Secretary General: Coronavirus spread because countries failed to work together

António Guterres was critical of the lack of leadership in response to Covid-19.

# who - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Covid-19 testing: How has Ireland performed and what level do tests need to be at for restrictions to be lifted?

The Government has said that testing is key to gradually return to normal.

# who - Saturday 25 April, 2020

WHO warns against idea of ‘immunity passports’

It said there is currently no evidence that people who have recovered from Covid-19 and have antibodies are protected against a second infection.

# who - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Coronavirus will be with us a for a long time to come, according to World Health Organisation chief WHO

Coronavirus will be with us a for a long time to come, according to World Health Organisation chief

Some countries that thought they had the new coronavirus under control were witnessing a resurgence.

# who - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Tánaiste criticises 'indefensible decision' from Trump who says he'll suspend US funding to WHO WHO

Tánaiste criticises 'indefensible decision' from Trump who says he'll suspend US funding to WHO

The US President has also accused state governors of acting like traitorous sailors from the film Mutiny on the Bounty yesterday.

# who - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

'No scientific evidence to substantiate 5G theories': Eamonn Holmes clarifies controversial comments

The presenter came in for criticism for stating that it is “very easy” to dismiss the 5G theory “because it suits the state narrative”.

# who - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

US could become Covid-19 epicentre after 'very large acceleration' in cases - WHO WHO

US could become Covid-19 epicentre after 'very large acceleration' in cases - WHO

In the past 24 hours, the World Health Organization said that 85% of new cases were in Europe and the US.

# who - Saturday 21 March, 2020

World Health Organization launches a coronavirus WhatsApp service

This is to fight misinformation that has been spreading like wildfire on social media, mostly on WhatsApp.

# who - Friday 20 March, 2020

No new cases in Wuhan 'gives the rest of the world hope', says World Health Organization WHO

No new cases in Wuhan 'gives the rest of the world hope', says World Health Organization

The World Health Organization said today its greatest worry was the impact the virus could have in a country with a weak health system.

# who - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Here are the potential Covid-19 vaccine and treatment options being developed

The World Health Organization has said it could take 12 to 18 months for a vaccine to be developed and approved for use.

# who - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

World Health Organization declares spread of coronavirus a pandemic

The director general of the WHO today criticised the “alarming levels of inaction” in relation to the global outbreak.

# who - Saturday 7 March, 2020

Covid-19: 42 new cases confirmed in UK, as Pope Francis to hold Sunday prayer by livestream

In Greece, a row has erupted over whether to cancel Holy Communion, while China has just 99 new confirmed cases of Covid-19.

# who - Friday 6 March, 2020

'This is not a drill': WHO urges world to take Covid-19 more seriously

The US Congress passed an emergency $8.3 billion spending bill to combat the coronavirus.

# who - Thursday 5 March, 2020

First death in UK as number of Covid-19 cases continues to ramp up globally

Health officials have warned countries aren’t doing enough to cope with the outbreak.

# who - Monday 24 February, 2020

WHO warns of 'potential pandemic' as efforts to contain coronavirus worldwide get more drastic

“The sudden increase of cases in Italy, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Korea are deeply concerning,” the WHO chief said.

# who - Saturday 22 February, 2020

WHO warns Africa is ill-equipped to deal with coronavirus due to 'weaker health systems'

There has been 200 suspected cases on the continent but nearly all have been confirmed negative.

# who - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Ireland ranks in bottom 30 in world for tackling carbon emissions, according to UN report

The UN called on countries to take immediate action to safeguard childrens’ futures.

# who - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Coronavirus vaccine could take up to 12-18 months, says WHO

A candidate vaccine could be “around 16 weeks from now”, but months of testing would be needed after that.

# who - Thursday 13 February, 2020

First death from coronavirus reported in Japan

China has reported 1,367 deaths among 52,526 cases on the mainland

# who - Thursday 30 January, 2020

Coronavirus declared a global emergency by the World Health Organisation

The organisation urged “leaders in all countries to take immediate action”.

Coronavirus deaths in China spike as global health emergency could be declared today

The Department of Foreign Affairs has begun advising Irish citizens against all non-essential travel to China.

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