2 anti-coup protesters shot dead by Myanmar security forces, sources say

2 anti-coup protesters shot dead by Myanmar security forces, sources say By Staff The Associated Press Posted March 8, 2021 11:39 am 2:37 Myanmar’s violent crackdown on protests becomes deadlier WARNING: This story contains graphic content. WATCH: Myanmar's violent crackdown on protests becomes deadlier comments Leave a comment facebook Share this item on Facebook whatsapp Share this item via WhatsApp…

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Myanmar coup’s escalating violence raises pressure for more sanctions

Myanmar coup’s escalating violence raises pressure for more sanctions By Elaine Kurtenbach The Associated Press Posted March 7, 2021 12:04 am 2:37 Myanmar’s violent crackdown on protests becomes deadlier WATCH ABOVE: Myanmar's violent crackdown on protests becomes deadlier comments Leave a comment facebook Share this item on Facebook whatsapp Share this item via WhatsApp twitter Share this item on Twitter…

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Fast-spreading variants boost coronavirus surge across Europe

Fast-spreading variants boost coronavirus surge across Europe By Colleen Barry The Associated Press Posted March 6, 2021 5:39 pm 0:47 Coronavirus: WHO says new virus strain transmits easier, no evidence it’s deadlier WATCH ABOVE: World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the new variant of the novel coronavirus being experienced in the U.K. and South Africa transmits easier…

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‘Now is not the time’: WHO cautions against relaxing pandemic fight

‘Now is not the time’: WHO cautions against relaxing pandemic fight By Staff Reuters Posted March 5, 2021 1:37 pm 1:14 Coronavirus: WHO says second year of pandemic ‘could be tougher’ WATCH ABOVE: World Health Organization (WHO) Health Emergencies Programme executive director Dr. Mike Ryan said the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic may be tougher than the first –…

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26 global experts call for new investigation into COVID-19 origins

26 global experts call for new investigation into COVID-19 origins By David Stanway Reuters Posted March 5, 2021 8:02 am     Updated March 5, 2021 8:23 am 2:00 Fourth COVID-19 vaccine expected to be approved in Canada WATCH: Fourth COVID-19 vaccine expected to be approved in Canada (March 4) comments Leave a comment facebook Share this item on Facebook…

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Myanmar activists continue anti-coup protests after dozens killed in crackdown

Myanmar activists continue anti-coup protests after dozens killed in crackdown By Staff Reuters Posted March 3, 2021 11:59 pm     Updated March 4, 2021 2:26 am WATCH: Myanmar coup: Protesters use smoke grenades, fire extinguishers for cover as crackdown continues comments Leave a comment facebook Share this item on Facebook whatsapp Share this item via WhatsApp twitter Share this…

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Vaccine passports gain traction, but experts warn of ‘huge moral crisis in equity’

Vaccine passports gain traction, but experts warn of ‘huge moral crisis in equity’ By Laurie Kellman The Associated Press Posted February 26, 2021 7:47 am     Updated February 26, 2021 7:48 am 1:08 Coronavirus: Trudeau opposes vaccine passports in Canada, says it would have ‘divisive impacts’ WATCH: Trudeau opposes vaccine passports in Canada, says it would have 'divisive impacts'…

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AstraZeneca to deliver less than half of vaccines promised to EU in Q2

AstraZeneca to deliver less than half of vaccines promised to EU in Q2 By Francesco Guarascio Reuters Posted February 24, 2021 7:35 am 2:28 Concerns growing over impact of EU vaccine export controls WATCH: Concerns growing over impact of EU vaccine export controls – Feb 1, 2021 comments Leave a comment facebook Share this item on Facebook whatsapp Share this…

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Ghana becomes first country to receive vaccines through COVAX program

Ghana becomes first country to receive vaccines through COVAX program By Francis Kokutse And Carley Petesch The Associated Press Posted February 24, 2021 7:21 am     Updated February 24, 2021 10:06 am 1:24 Coronavirus: Ghana becomes first country to receive vaccines through COVAX program WATCH: Ghana becomes first country to receive vaccines through COVAX program comments Leave a comment…

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WHO settles compensation and liability program for COVAX vaccine fund

WHO settles compensation and liability program for COVAX vaccine fund By Kate Kelland Reuters Posted February 22, 2021 3:08 pm 0:41 Coronavirus: WHO calls for speedier, equitable vaccine distribution as COVID-19 world deaths near 2 million WATCH: WHO calls for speedier, equitable vaccine distribution as COVID-19 world deaths near 2 million – Jan 11, 2021 comments Leave a comment facebook…

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Russia reports 1st human infected with H5N8 bird flu

Russia reports 1st human infected with H5N8 bird flu By Polina Devitt and Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber Reuters Posted February 20, 2021 1:45 pm     Updated February 20, 2021 2:49 pm 0:50 Russia reports world’s first known case of human infected with H5N8 bird flu WATCH: Russia reports world’s first known case of human infected with H5N8 bird flu comments Leave…

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U.S. to begin $4B vaccine rollout to poor nations around world

U.S. to begin $4B vaccine rollout to poor nations around world By Aamer Madhani The Associated Press Posted February 18, 2021 9:08 pm President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with labour leaders in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci comments Leave a comment facebook Share this item on Facebook…

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UN chief calls for global plan to overturn ‘unfair’ vaccine access

UN chief calls for global plan to overturn ‘unfair’ vaccine access By Edith M. Lederer The Associated Press Posted February 17, 2021 11:41 am 3:02 Coronavirus outbreak: UN launches global appeal for $2 billion in aid to fight COVID-19 WATCH ABOVE: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched $2-billion global appeal Wednesday, calling for a co-ordinated response to prevent the coronavirus from…

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Experts puzzled by India’s dramatic drop in coronavirus cases

Experts puzzled by India’s dramatic drop in coronavirus cases By Krutika Pathi And Aniruddha Ghosal The Associated Press Posted February 16, 2021 7:47 am 1:04 Coronavirus: 10 countries responsible for 70 per cent of global COVID-19 cases, WHO says WATCH: 10 countries responsible for 70 per cent of global COVID-19 cases, WHO says – Oct 12, 2020 comments Leave a…

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WHO lists AstraZeneca vaccine for emergency use, widening access to countries in need

WHO lists AstraZeneca vaccine for emergency use, widening access to countries in need By Staff Reuters Posted February 15, 2021 12:07 pm     Updated February 15, 2021 1:04 pm 0:55 WHO gives emergency use authorization to 2 versions of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine WATCH: WHO gives emergency use authorization to 2 versions of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine comments Leave a comment…

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China refused to give WHO investigators raw data on early coronavirus cases: team member

China refused to give WHO investigators raw data on early coronavirus cases: team member By Brenda Goh Reuters Posted February 13, 2021 11:25 am 0:54 Coronavirus: China says WHO’s investigation into origins of virus must conform to their pandemic prevention measures WATCH: Coronavirus: China says WHO's investigation into origins of virus must conform to their pandemic prevention measures – Jan…

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Coronavirus: WHO boss says all hypotheses still open in probe into virus origins

Coronavirus: WHO boss says all hypotheses still open in probe into virus origins By Staff Reuters Posted February 12, 2021 11:44 am 1:25 Coronavirus: International team of scientists, experts travelling to China to investigate origin of COVID-19 WATCH ABOVE: World Health Organization director-general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesussaid an international team of scientists and experts from a variety of countries are…

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WHO panel OKs AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 shot for seniors, use against variants

WHO panel OKs AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 shot for seniors, use against variants By Staff Reuters Posted February 10, 2021 11:59 am     Updated February 10, 2021 12:52 pm 2:15 WHO panel recommends AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine even in countries with South Africa variant WATCH ABOVE: AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective and can be deployed across all age groups, including…

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Unlikely COVID-19 leaked from lab in China, WHO says

Unlikely COVID-19 leaked from lab in China, WHO says By Emily Wang Fujiyama The Associated Press Posted February 9, 2021 7:34 am     Updated February 9, 2021 7:35 am 1:25 Coronavirus: WHO team in Wuhan head for hospital WATCH: WHO team in Wuhan head for hospital – Jan 30, 2021 comments Leave a comment facebook Share this item on…

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‘Vaccine nationalism’ could see world economy lose trillions, OECD warns

‘Vaccine nationalism’ could see world economy lose trillions, OECD warns By Mike Blanchfield The Associated Press Posted February 9, 2021 7:25 am     Updated February 9, 2021 11:17 am 1:17 Coronavirus: WHO still needs more funding for vaccine distribution to low-income countries WATCH ABOVE: WHO still needs more funding for vaccine distribution to low-income countries – Dec 21, 2020…

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Coronavirus: Chinese whistleblower doctor honoured on anniversary of his death

Coronavirus: Chinese whistleblower doctor honoured on anniversary of his death By EMILY WANG FUJIYAMA and HUIZHONG WU The Associated Press Posted February 6, 2021 2:26 pm 2:29 1 year later: Wuhan declares victory over COVID-19 WATCH: 1 year later: Wuhan declares victory over COVID-19 comments Leave a comment facebook Share this item on Facebook whatsapp Share this item via WhatsApp…

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Poorer countries unable to wait for UN’s COVAX program seek other coronavirus vaccines

Poorer countries unable to wait for UN’s COVAX program seek other coronavirus vaccines By Maria Cheng And Aniruddha Ghosal The Associated Press Posted February 6, 2021 11:29 am     Updated February 6, 2021 11:35 am 0:41 Coronavirus: WHO calls for speedier, equitable vaccine distribution as COVID-19 world deaths near 2 million WATCH: Coronavirus: WHO calls for speedier, equitable vaccine…

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China gave WHO experts full access to probe coronavirus origins in Wuhan: team member

China gave WHO experts full access to probe coronavirus origins in Wuhan: team member By Emily Wang Fujiyama and Sam McNeil The Associated Press Posted February 5, 2021 8:38 pm 1:47 WHO investigation team to visit China’s bat caves to trace origins of coronavirus WHO investigation team to visit China’s bat caves to trace origins of coronavirus comments Leave a…

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China to donate 10M coronavirus vaccine doses to developing nations

China to donate 10M coronavirus vaccine doses to developing nations By Huizhong Wu The Associated Press Posted February 3, 2021 11:56 am 0:44 Coronavirus: China backs CoronaVac vaccine, says it’s safe and effective WATCH ABOVE: China's foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian says the SinoVac Biotech's experimental COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective – Nov 18, 2020 comments Leave a comment…

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Coronavirus: WHO team visits research lab in Wuhan, China

Coronavirus: WHO team visits research lab in Wuhan, China By EMILY WANG FUJIYAMA The Associated Press Posted February 2, 2021 10:34 pm     Updated February 3, 2021 8:09 am 2:03 Coronavirus: Wuhan residents express support as WHO begins investigation into virus origins WATCH: Wuhan residents express support as WHO begins investigation into virus origins comments Leave a comment facebook…

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Vaccine hoarding ‘keeps pandemic burning’, WHO chief warns rich countries

Vaccine hoarding ‘keeps pandemic burning’, WHO chief warns rich countries By Staff Reuters Posted January 29, 2021 1:13 pm     Updated January 29, 2021 1:47 pm 1:22 Coronavirus: WHO says hoarding vaccines ‘keeps the pandemic burning’ WATCH ABBOVE: World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday that wealthy nations hoarding of COVID-19 vaccines instead of sharing them…

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