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Coronavirus Origin Story

WHO’s official coronavirus investigation will begin in January

December 17th, 2020

The highly anticipated WHO investigation of the coronavirus’s origin will begin as soon as January 2021. An international team of 12-15 experts is expected to go on a six-week mission to China to investigate the origin of COVID-19. Planning is underway, and the health experts might depart soon after New Year’s Day. More than a …

Coronavirus Origin

We might never know the true origin of the novel coronavirus

November 2nd, 2020

The World Health Organization will soon reveal more details about the planned investigation of the novel coronavirus’s origin in China. The WHO negotiated the terms of the upcoming investigation with China over the summer, without revealing any of the conclusions to the public. A New York Times report reveals the first details of the WHO-China …

Coronavirus Vaccine

Healthy young people might not get a coronavirus vaccine until 2022

October 15th, 2020

The final results for multiple coronavirus vaccine candidates might be ready this winter, at which point the successful candidates could be available for emergency immunization campaigns. The World Health Organization warns that there won’t be enough vaccine supply to inoculate everyone and that healthy, young people might have to wait until 2022 for a COVID-19 …

Coronavirus infection rate

WHO: 1 in 10 people have now been infected with the coronavirus

October 5th, 2020

According to the World Health Organization, the latest estimates suggest that 1 in 10 people on the planet have now been infected with the novel coronavirus. This is a staggering milestone, but it also means that 90% of humanity has yet to catch COVID-19, which means “the vast majority of the world remains at risk.” …

Coronavirus Transmission Food

There’s still ‘no evidence’ that coronavirus is being transmitted by food

August 16th, 2020

Coronavirus transmission via food isn’t a risk, the World Health Organization reassure. A number of reports from New Zealand and China indicated that the coronavirus might be present on frozen food packaging, prompting worries that the virus could spread via food. WHO officials explained that there’s no evidence to suggest food transmission is possible, and …

Coronavirus Transmission

WHO just reminded us of the worst-case coronavirus scenario

August 3rd, 2020

There isn’t any “silver bullet” for stopping coronavirus transmission, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus reminded the world on Monday. Even though several promising vaccine candidates have advanced to Phase 3, Tedros explained that people should still respect safety measures. People should still practice social distancing, wear face masks, and wash hands frequently to reduce the …