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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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WHO pauses trial of hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients due to safety concerns

WHO pauses trial of hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients due to safety concerns

26-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:54 AM

The World Health Organization has suspended testing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients due to safety concerns, WHO director general Tedros Adhanom [...]
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Scientists fight online virus misinformation war

26-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 8:51 AM

With cat photos and sometimes scathing irony, Mathieu Rebeaud, a Swiss-based researcher in biochemistry, has nearly tripled his Twitter following since the coronavirus [...]
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WHO records highest daily number of COVID-19 cases

21-May-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:32 AM

The World Health Organization said Wednesday it had registered a new daily record number of COVID-19 cases as it quickly neared the “tragic milestone” of five [...]
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Monkeys infected with COVID-19 develop immunity in studies, a positive sign for vaccines

Monkeys infected with COVID-19 develop immunity in studies, a positive sign for vaccines

21-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 10:30 AM

Two studies in monkeys published on Wednesday offer some of the first scientific evidence that surviving COVID-19 may result in immunity from reinfection, a positive sign [...]
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WHO warns virus may be here to stay as toll nears 300,000

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

The coronavirus may never go away and populations will have to learn to live with it just as they have HIV, the World Health Organization has warned, as the global death toll [...]
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‘This virus may never go away,’ WHO says

‘This virus may never go away,’ WHO says

14-May-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:19 AM

The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could become endemic like HIV, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, warning against any attempt to predict how long it would [...]
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WHO: Positive tests for recovered COVID-19 patients are not reinfections

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

Coronavirus patients declared recovered who later test positive for the disease are still expelling dead lung cells rather than getting a new infection, the World Health [...]
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Virus deaths top 250,000 as billions pledged for vaccine push

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

The global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic topped a quarter of a million on Tuesday, with the US government predicting a further surge in fatalities as an [...]
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Remdesivir: The COVID-19 drug helping patients recover faster

02-May-2020 Intellasia | PhilStar | 6:02 AM

Remdesivir has been shown to speed up recovery times for patients with COVID-19 in a major US-led trial, becoming the first drug with proven benefit against the disease. Here [...]
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Remdesivir drug to be approved for coronavirus patients in May

29-Apr-2020 Intellasia | JapanTimes | 6:02 AM

The government will soon approve the anti-viral drug Remdesivir for treatment of coronavirus patients, Japan’s first such decision amid the pandemic, according to prime [...]
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WHO warns ‘long way to go’ in virus crisis, deaths top 180,000

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:10 AM

The World Health Organization on Wednesday warned that the coronavirus crisis will not end any time soon, with many countries only in the early stages of the fight, as the [...]
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Trump cuts WHO funding over coronavirus, global death toll mounts

Trump cuts WHO funding over coronavirus, global death toll mounts

15-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 11:43 AM

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday halted funding to the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, drawing condemnation from infectious [...]
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‘Mixed picture’ in Europe, COVID-19 vaccine at least 12 months off: WHO

15-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The number of new cases of COVID-19 is easing in some parts of Europe, including Italy and Spain, but outbreaks are still growing in Britain and Turkey, the World Health [...]
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