Monkeypox mass vaccination not needed – WHO

Rosamund Lewis, head of the smallpox secretariat of the WHO Emergency Programme, sees no need for mass vaccination against monkeypox, TASS reports. According to her, at present time there is no need to conduct large-scale campaigns to immunize the population. Lewis said that the disease is transmitted through close physical…

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WHO chief offers life-or-death holiday warning

Follow RT on The head of the World Health Organization has warned that holiday gatherings could result in a surge of Covid-19, citing the fast-spreading Omicron variant while suggesting festivities should be delayed or outright canceled. Speaking during a briefing in Geneva on Monday, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said…

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WHO approves 9th Covid-19 vaccine

Follow RT on The World Health Organization (WHO) has granted emergency use approval for the Covid-19 vaccine made by the Serum Institute of India under license from US biotech firm Novavax. The jab is the ninth to be approved by the body. In a press release on Friday, the WHO…

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WHO comments on lethality of Omicron

Follow RT on World Health Organization (WHO) spokesperson Christian Lindmeier announced on Friday that the agency has “not seen reports of Omicron-related deaths yet,” as he laid out its verdict on the response to the new strain. Speaking at a UN briefing, Lindmeier provided an update on the spread of…

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WHO questions UK booster vaccine policy

Follow RT on A senior WHO official has questioned the UK government’s decision to provide booster Covid vaccine doses to its adult population, cautioning that there was “no evidence” this would offer “any greater protection” to the healthy. Noting that this was a “luxurious position” to be in while other…

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WHO warns about unintended effect of vaccines

Follow RT on The World Health Organisation (WHO) chief has warned vaccinated people to remain cautious when it comes to catching Covid-19 and not fall into a “false sense of security.” READ MORE: Stark new projections for Europe’s winter Covid deaths revealed “In many countries and communities, we are concerned…

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WHO admits Covid-19 is not going anywhere

Follow RT on The World Health Organization’s Europe director, Hans Kluge, has warned that the Covid pandemic won’t end until nations “learn to live with the virus,” ensuring health systems are not overwhelmed by infections and deaths.  Speaking during an interview with Spain’s La Vanguardia newspaper, Kluge warned that the…

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‘Here we go’: WHO’s wait to approve Sputnik vaccine means Russian UFC fighters could head to ‘Fight Island’ not US, White confirms

Follow RT on New US government requirements mean that any fighters arriving from overseas must be vaccinated – and the World Health Organization’s (WHO) delay in approving Sputnik V is likely to see more stars from Russia forced to Abu Dhabi. Under stipulations unveiled by the White House on Friday,…

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