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World May 11Internal emails reveal World Health Organization knew of sex abuse claims in Congo
After facing allegations that some of its staffers were involved in sexual abuse in Congo, WHO leaders said they had no further details. An AP investigation found that senior management was not only informed of alleged sexual misconduct, but was…
Health Apr 20EU agency links Johnson & Johnson’s shot to rare clots, affirms vaccine’s benefits
The European Union's drug regulatory agency says it found a "possible link" between the vaccine and extremely rare blood clots. But experts at the agency reiterated that the vaccine's benefits outweigh the risks.
World Apr 17Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million
The number of lives lost, as compiled by Johns Hopkins University, is about equal to the population of Kyiv, Ukraine; Caracas, Venezuela; or metropolitan Lisbon, Portugal. It is bigger than Chicago (2.7 million) and equivalent to Philadelphia and Dallas combined.
Health Apr 07UK advises limiting AstraZeneca in under-30 group amid blood clot worry
Wednesday's recommendation came as regulators both in the U.K. and the European Union emphasized that the benefits of receiving the vaccine continue to outweigh the risks for most people.
Health Mar 22U.S. data shows AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine effective for all adults
The results raised hopes that the findings could help rebuild public confidence in the beleaguered shot in other countries and were a step toward clearance for American use.
World Mar 18EU drug agency discounts any link between vaccine and clots
On Thursday, ahead of the EMA's announcement, Britain's drug regulatory agency said there is no sign AstraZeneca's vaccine causes clots, and it urged people to continue getting the shot.
Health Feb 06Unwilling to wait, poorer countries seek their own vaccines
Unlike past disease outbreaks, where less wealthy countries have generally waited for vaccines to be delivered by the U.N. and other organizations, many are now taking matters into their own hands. Experts are increasingly concerned that these go-it-alone efforts could…
World Feb 02Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine appears safe and effective, study says
Russian scientists say the country's Sputnik V vaccine appears safe and effective against COVID-19, according to early results of an advanced study published in a British medical journal.
World Jan 29AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine authorized for all adults, EU regulator says
The decision requires final approval from the European Commission, a process that occurred swiftly with the other coronavirus vaccines.
Health Jan 19Panel concludes China, WHO should have acted quicker to stop pandemic
A panel of experts commissioned by the World Health Organization has criticized China and other countries for not moving to stem the initial outbreak of the coronavirus earlier and questioned whether the U.N. health agency should have labeled it a…