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WHO reviewing report urging new guidance over airborne spread of coronavirus

WHO reviewing report urging new guidance over airborne spread of coronavirus

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:05 AM

The World Health Organization (WHO) is reviewing a report urging it to update guidance on the novel coronavirus after more than 200 scientists, in a letter to the health [...]
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Korean COVID-19 patient recovering after double lung transplant

07-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:03 AM

After a record 112 days on a specialised life-support system, a South Korean COVID-19 patient is recovering from double lung transplant surgery, doctors say, in only the [...]
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WHO sees first results from COVID drug trials within two weeks

04-Jul-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:26 AM

The World Health Organization (WHO) should soon get results from clinical trials it is conducting of drugs that might be effective in treating COVID-19 patients, its director [...]
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Over 160,000 coronavirus cases reported every day in past week, a record: WHO

02-Jul-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:03 AM

The global coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, with the number of daily cases surging beyond 160,000 every day in the past [...]
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Enabling and sustaining support for hiv and community systems for health in the time of covid-19

30-Jun-2020 Intellasia | UNAIDS Asia | 6:02 AM

Globally, almost half a million people have died from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and the number of infections grows daily. In the Asia and Pacific region, we have [...]
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Asia needs more, and better, sex education

27-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Yahoo Lifestyle SEA | 6:02 AM

As a sign that many Asian cultures are changing, recently there have been a number of young Asian women making use of various platforms to speak out about why their countries [...]
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China’s new virus outbreak needs further testing after ‘hypothesis’ on causeWHO

16-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:37 AM

The origins of a new cluster of coronavirus infections in Beijing are uncertain, World Health Organization officials said on Monday, but the claim that it might have been [...]
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Coronavirus hitting the Americas hardest says World Health Organization

13-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:15 AM

The Americas are bearing the brunt of the global coronavirus pandemic at present, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, with North and South America currently [...]
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WHO recommends breastfeeding, says no live coronavirus found in mothers’ milk

WHO recommends breastfeeding, says no live coronavirus found in mothers’ milk

13-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:59 AM

Breastfeeding mothers do not seem to be passing on the new coronavirus to their infants, and based on current evidence the benefits outweigh any potential risks of [...]
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Korean doctors find risk factors for severe COVID-19 cases

12-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

South Korean doctors have found certain underlying conditions that may make some COVID-19 patients more severely affected by the disease, a professor at Yeungnam University [...]
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Wear masks in public, says WHO in new coronavirus advice

08-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The World Health Organization Friday changed its advice on face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying they should be worn in places where the virus is widespread and [...]
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Global vaccines programme gets $8.8bn shot in the arm

05-Jun-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 11:50 AM

Governments around the world on Thursday pledged $8.8 billion for global vaccines alliance Gavi to help immunisation programmes disrupted by coronavirus, prompting calls for [...]
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WHO will decide on its hydroxychloroquine trial suspension in 24 hours

WHO will decide on its hydroxychloroquine trial suspension in 24 hours

02-Jun-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:19 AM

The World Health Organization (WHO) should have enough information in 24 hours to decide whether to continue suspending its trial of hydroxychloroquine for use against [...]
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World needs ‘green recovery’, health experts tell G20 leaders

27-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Trillions of dollars, euros and yuan pouring into post-pandemic economies must build a “healthy and green recovery”, 200 medical groups representing 40 million [...]
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WHO warns of ‘second peak’ in areas where COVID-19 declining

27-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Countries where coronavirus infections are declining could still face an “immediate second peak” if they let up too soon on measures to halt the outbreak, the [...]
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