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WHO Says Half of Europe Will Be Infected With Covid in Two Months

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that more than half of Europe is expected to be infected with the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in the next two months. Regional director Hans Kluge said at a press conference that Omicron...

WHO: Omicron Causes Milder Cases, Infects Upper Respiratory System

The omicron coronavirus variant affects the upper respiratory tract, which causes milder symptoms than other variants of the virus, according to World Health Official Abdi Mahamud. Other variants of the virus impact all areas of the respiratory system, particularly the...

WHO Halfway Through Greek Alphabet With New Covid Strain Omicron

A new Covid-19 variant has been discovered in the African country Botswana, and the World Health Organization has already declared it a "variant of concern," and with that, given it a name from the Greek alphabet: Omicron. The decision from...

WHO: Europe Could Face Another 700,000 Covid Deaths by Next Spring

The World Health Organization's Regional Director for Europe, Dr. Hans Kluge, said on Tuesday that the continent is facing a grim outlook for the future of the Covid-19 pandemic. WHO Europe expects 700,000 more people to die from coronavirus across...

Europe to Implement Travel Restrictions for Unvaccinated Americans

Aft the European Union on Monday advised its member nations to ban unvaccinated travelers from the US to Europe, Italy, the Netherlands, and Sweden have put new travel restrictions on those hoping to visit the European countries from the...

Cases of New Coronavirus Variant “Mu” Detected in Greece

Greek health authorities announced on Thursday that at least six cases of the new coronavirus variant Mu were detected in the country. According to the the National Public Health Organization (EODY), the cases were detected at the Athens' international airport...

WHO: New Coronavirus Variant “Mu” May Be Resistant to Vaccines

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday it is monitoring a new coronavirus variant known as "Mu," which was first identified in Colombia in January of 2021. Mu, known scientifically as B.1.621, has been classified as a "variant of...

WHO: Another 236,000 Covid-19 Deaths in Europe by Dec. 1

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday warned that there could be another 236,000 Covid-19 deaths in Europe by the first of December after high levels of virus transmission continue to be noted on the continent. Citing stagnating vaccination rates,...

WHO Calls for Halt to Booster Shots; Delta Now 93% of Infections

WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called for a moratorium on vaccine booster shots until at least the end of September.

Biden Declares US Will Donate 80 Million Vaccine Doses

Biden declared the US will release 25 million doses of vaccines that the nation has stockpiled, part of an overall donation of 80 million.