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NITI Aayog and Chair of the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC) Dr Vinod Paul addresses Myths & Facts on India’s Vaccination Process

Several myths on India’s Covid-19 vaccination program are doing the rounds. These myths are arising due to distorted statements, half truths and blatant lies. Member (Health) in NiTi Aayog and Chair of the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC) Dr Vinod Paul addresses these myths and gives out facts on all these …

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WHO classifies B1617 COVID-19 variant, first identified in India, as variant of global concern

World Health Organisation informed, the coronavirus variant B1617 first identified in India last year has been classified as a variant of global concern, with some preliminary studies showing that it spreads more easily. Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, Technical lead COVID-19 at WHO said, “ The B1617 virus variant that was first identified in India has …

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WHO gives Emergency Use Authorisation to Moderna’s COVID jab

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday listed the Moderna Coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, adding another shot to its arsenal in the fight against coronavirus. WHO experts recommend using the vaccine for patients above the age of 18 years. The drug is mRNA- based, it has an efficacy of 94.1 percent, according to WHO …

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WHO team finds signs of COVID outbreak much wider in Wuhan in December 2019

Investigators from the World Health Organisation (WHO) looking into the origins of coronavirus in China have discovered that signs of the outbreak were much wider in Wuhan in December 2019 than previously thought. The investigators are urgently seeking access to hundreds and thousands of blood samples from the city that China has not so far …

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World Health Organization warns of More serious pandemic spreading across world

World Health Organization’s senior officials have  warned that the Coronavirus is not necessarily the big one, and that there is a real chance of another, more serious pandemic spreading across the world. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, the UN agency is learning new things about the virus every day, including the ability of new …

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India’s “Fitness Ka Dose Aadha Ghanta Roz” campaign addressed by World Health Organization

India’s “Fitness Ka Dose Aadha Ghanta Roz” campaign addressed by World Health Organization The World Health Organization applauds the clarion call made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to all Indians of Fitness Ka Dose Aadha Ghanta Roz. In a tweet, WHO said, it applauds India’s initiative on promoting physical activity through this  fitness campaign. The …

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Physically active is critical for health and well-being: WHO chief

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the coronavirus pandemic is no excuse for not getting enough exercise. WHO in its physical activity guidelines stressed that exercise is vital to physical and mental health, while sedentary behaviour can have serious repercussions. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement in Geneva thatbeing physically …

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Worldwide COVID-19 cases cross 44 million: WHO

According to WHO data, the number of infected cases has crossed 44 million worldwide. France and Germany have ordered sweeping restrictions on social life to contain a surge in coronavirus infections. Kashgar in China’s Xinjiang province has been put under restrictions as 183 new coronavirus cases surface in the city so far. You May Also …

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COVID19 vaccines will be allocated based on principles agreed by ACT-Accelerator and its partners, says WHO Chief

WHO Chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said, when safe and effective COVID19 vaccines are ready, they will be allocated based on principles agreed by the ACTAccelerator and its partners. He added that it is to be ensured that essential and vulnerable populations are protected first and that initial supplies are used wisely. Subscribe Us on …

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China yet to approve the WHO list of experts for a probe into origins of coronavirus

China yet to approve the WHO list of experts for a probeinto origins of coronavirus China is yet to approve a list of international experts submitted to it by WHO, which will constitute the international team to investigate the genesis of the coronavirus. According to a media report, WHO health emergencies programme executive director Mike …

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WHO & it’s leading partners plan to roll out 120 million rapid-diagnostic tests for Corona virus

The World Health Organization has announced that the world body and it’s leading partners have agreed to a plan to roll out 120 million rapid-diagnostic tests for the Corona virus. The programme aims to help lower and middle-income countries make up ground in a testing gap with richer countries – even if it’s not fully …

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