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WHO chief: COVID-19 pandemic is far from over

World Health Organization chief says fresh waves of COVID-19 infections show the pandemic is nowhere near over.

'COVID-19 pandemic is far from over'

WHO: 'Sex is not limited to male and female'

World Health Organization updates manual based on "new scientific evidence."

WHO: 'Sex is not limited to male and female'

WHO head Dr. Tedros: SARS-CoV-2 resulted from a lab leak

Research into gain-of function at Wuhan Institute of Virology most likely cause of pandemic.

SARS-CoV-2 resulted from a lab leak

WHO believes COVID-19 crisis in North Korea is deepening

World Health Organization says it assumes COVID-19 crisis in North Korea is deepening despite claims otherwise.

WHO believes COVID-19 crisis in North Korea is deepening

WHO: 15 million - not 5 million COVID deaths

WHO now says the official death count is 14.9 million - not the original 5.4 million previously reported.

WHO: 15 million - not 5 million COVID deathsplayer

Last week's global COVID death toll was lowest ever

Speaking at a media briefing, WHO head announces just 15,000 deaths last week across the world.

Last week's global COVID death toll was lowest ever

Health Ministry following acute 'hepatitis' in 12 children

Twelve children hospitalized with unexplained acute liver infection, in two Israeli hospitals.

Health Ministry following acute 'hepatitis' in 12 children

Top WHO official: Europe is in a COVID-19 'ceasefire'

WHO Europe director says Europe could soon a "long period of tranquility" from COVID.

'Europe is in a COVID-19 ceasefire'

WHO: Too soon to say if Omicron is more severe than Delta

WHO official says there is not yet enough data on the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

WHO: Too soon to say if Omicron is more severe than Delta

WHO official: Vaccines should also work against Omicron

Top WHO official says existing vaccines should protect people who contract Omicron variant of COVID-19.

WHO official: Vaccines should also work against Omicron

WHO criticizes wealthy countries over booster shots

WHO condemns wealthy countries for providing booster shots while millions around the world have yet to receive one dose.

WHO criticizes wealthy countries over booster shots

WHO urges end to 'disgraceful' vaccine inequity

World Health Organization urges world leaders to overturn the "disgraceful" global imbalance in access to COVID-19 vaccines.

WHO urges end to 'disgraceful' vaccine inequity

US rejects WHO appeal on booster shots

US rejects WHO's appeal for moratorium on COVID-19 booster shots and for rich countries to focus on supplying poorer nations.

US rejects WHO appeal on booster shots

WHO calls to halt COVID 'boosters' at least until end of September

WHO calls to halt COVID 'booster' shots until end of September to allow poorer countries to receive doses.

WHO calls to halt COVID 'boosters' at least until September

WHO: Delta variant has led to 'surge' in outbreaks in Middle East

World Health Organization says Delta variant has triggered a fourth wave in the Middle East.

WHO: Delta variant has led to 'surge' in outbreaks in MidEast

Internal rebellion brewing as China denies origins of COVID-19?

With China blocking a W.H.O.-mandated COVID origins probe, local scientists are beginning to question the government's approach.

Internal rebellion brewing as China denies origins of COVID-19?player

China rejects WHO plan for a study of COVID-19 origin

China rejects World Health Organization's plan for a second phase of investigation into the origin of the coronavirus.

China rejects WHO plan for a study of COVID-19 origin

WJC condemns resolutions targeting Israel

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder says resolutions targeting Israel are shameless.

WJC condemns resolutions targeting Israel

New report shows China still not certain where COVID-19 comes from

New report by Chinese, WHO, scientists says possibility COVID-19 escaped from lab is 'extremely unlikely.'

New report: China still not certain where COVID-19 comes from

WHO authorizes Johnson & Johnson vaccine for emergency use

Approval means the one-dose shot can now theoretically be used as part of the international COVAX effort to distribute vaccines globally.

WHO authorizes Johnson & Johnson vaccine for emergency use

WHO: World needs to prepare for the next virus

Experts warn of a newer and more deadly virus that has been identified in Southeast Asia

WHO: World needs to prepare for the next virus

WHO investigators: Outbreak in Wuhan may have been wider than thought

Lead investigator for WHO mission to Wuhan says the mission found several signs of a more wide-ranging 2019 spread of COVID-19.

WHO: Outbreak in Wuhan may have been wider than thought

Israel to sponsor 1st WHO resolution

Israel is to sponsor its 1st resolution in the World Health Organization calling for change in status of people with disabilities.

Israel to sponsor 1st WHO resolution player

One year ago, the United Nations colluded with China - and Covid spread all over

In January 2020, WHO gave China the reins of the virus' investigation. They reported no evidence of human to human transmission. Op-ed.

A year ago, the UN colluded with China and Covid spread all over

China now claims COVID originated in 'multiple regions' around the world

WHO team shortly to arrive in China to investigate pandemic's origins. Will China grant it access to data?

China claims COVID originated in 'multiple regions' around world

World Health Organization: 'Covid-19 isn't the big one -- it's a wake-up call'

WHO experts stress that COVID will become endemic despite vaccines and that "these threats will continue."

WHO: 'Covid-19 isn't the big one'

TikTok taking action against 'fake news' about vaccine

TikTok now has info hub providing easy access to trusted sources such as the WHO.

TikTok taking action against 'fake news' about vaccine

Hamas receives coronavirus test kits from WHO

Gaza "health ministry" says it received 19,500 kits from the WHO but they are only enough for eight days.

Hamas receives coronavirus test kits from WHO

Biden's 1st day in office already mapped out

At least four executive orders are just waiting for the President's pen - if and when he reaches the desk.

Biden's 1st day in office already mapped out

WHO chief: Herd immunity is 'unethical'

Head of World Health Organization warns against allowing the new coronavirus to spread in the hope of achieving so-called herd immunity.

WHO chief: Herd immunity is 'unethical'

WHO announces new worldwide daily record high in coronavirus cases

More than 350,000 new cases of COVID-19 recorded worldwide, including more than 109,000 cases from Europe alone.

New worldwide daily record high in coronavirus cases

2020, the year China defeated the West

The alternative world order planned by China finds fertile ground in a West riddled with liberal self-hatred and anti-Americanism. Op-ed.

2020, the year China defeated the West

WHO official: Global death toll from COVID-19 could reach 2 million

World Health Organization official warns the global COVID-19 death toll could double to 2 million before successful vaccine is used.

WHO official: Global death toll could reach 2 million

'WHO, China could have helped prevent COVID-19'

Report: 'It is highly likely the ongoing pandemic could have been prevented.'

'WHO, China could have helped prevent COVID-19'

Yet another WHO whitewash: 'Advance mission' to China doesn't feature Wuhan on schedule

The two members of the WHO team remained closeted in a hotel near Beijing for nearly the entire duration of their trip.

Yet another WHO whitewash: Mission to China skips Wuhan

WHO hopes pandemic will last less than two years

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expresses hope the COVID-19 pandemic will be shorter than the 1918 Spanish flu.

WHO hopes pandemic will last less than two years

WHO warns coronavirus pandemic will be lengthy

World Health Organization says coronavirus pandemic is likely to be "lengthy" and warns of risk of "response fatigue".

WHO warns pandemic will be lengthy

Record daily increase in global coronavirus cases

World Health Organization says the total number of cases of COVID-19 in the world rose by 284,196 in 24 hours.

Record daily increase in global coronavirus cases

WHO chief rejects 'baseless' allegation by Pompeo

World Health Organization chief rejects claim by Secretary of State that he owed his position to a deal with China.

WHO chief rejects 'baseless' allegation by Pompeo

Record daily increase in global coronavirus cases

WHO reports 237,743 new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours.

Record daily increase in global coronavirus cases