World Health Organisation

Total 58 Posts

How China is controlling the COVID origins narrative β€” Silencing critics and locking up dissenters.

5 min read
The stakes are high for China as WHO teams arrive to investigate the origins of the coronavirus. Beijing has presented a success story to the world β€” and will not accept any criticism.

10 reasons to feel grateful this Thanksgiving.

5 min read
Despite these testing times, American Thanksgiving (November 26) may be a useful moment to take stock. What should we, as a planet, give thanks for in a year that threw up the depressing new word β€œdoomscrolling”?

Brexit, beached.

13 min read
With Trump and Cummings going the Brexit project is beached on the mudflaps of history, and with its deepest flaws about β€˜independence’ ever clearer Boris Johnson can no longer duck the choice of purism or pragmatism, writes Professor Chris Grey.

β€˜America First’ is no more, but can President-Elect Joe Biden fix the US reputation abroad?

6 min read
America might be coming back under the new US president, Joe Biden, but this is not the same world or the same country it once was.

What coronavirus survey told us about getting people to take a vaccine.

4 min read
Vaccination only works if there are high levels of public acceptance of a coronavirus vaccine, if and when it eventually becomes available.

WHO is right: Lockdowns should be short and sharp. Here are 4 other essential COVID-19 strategies.

4 min read
Lockdown is a good tactic in situations where COVID-19 transmission is spiralling out of control and there is a threat of the health system being overwhelmed. But it is just one of many different weapons we can deploy against the coronavirus.

Why COVID-19 appears to have spared Africa so far.

4 min read
Six months on, Africa is one of the regions with the least deaths attributed to coronavirus in the world. World Health Organization experts explain why this might be.
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