World Health Organisation

Total 89 Posts

COVID-19: Why you still need to wash your hands.

4 min read
There has been less focus on explaining how hands can act as an intermediary for infection transmission, but hand-washing isn’t just ‘hygiene theatre’.

COVID-19 – How democracies have fared compared with authoritarian regimes.

6 min read
Why the argument that authoritarian regimes are better at handling pandemics isn’t that simple.

Israel was a leader in the COVID vaccination race – so why are cases spiralling there?

5 min read
A stall in vaccine coverage and increased mixing have combined to drive new outbreaks.

Why it will soon be too late to find out where the COVID-19 virus originated.

5 min read
Since the WHO’s investigation earlier this year, several papers have come to the same conclusion regarding the likely origins of SARS-CoV-2. Yet progress is too slow.

Pandemic 2.0 – Where do we go from here? The Delta variant and the young.

5 min read
With the Delta variant becoming dominant globally, we need to change how we think about the properties and destructive potential of new virus variants. We need good policy decisions to ensure sufficient protection of our unprotected young, for health and for the economy.

COVID-19 infections rise, Delta variant spreads to 132 countries.

2 min read
COVID-19 infections rose 8% last week to more than 3.8 million, the World Health Organization reported on Wednesday.

Seven reasons mask-wearing in the west was unnecessarily delayed.

5 min read
Governments in the west repeatedly failed the public when it came to masks.
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