Ghana receives first delivery of coronavirus vaccines through COVAX programme

The World Health Organization’s global vaccine-sharing scheme COVAX delivered its first COVID-19 shots on Wednesday, as the race to get doses to the world’s poorest people and tame the pandemic accelerates. Almost a year after the WHO first described the novel coronavirus as a global pandemic, a flight carrying 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine… Read More Ghana receives first delivery of coronavirus vaccines through COVAX programme

WHO halts usage of hydroxychloroquine, HIV drugs in COVID-19 trials

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday that it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir in hospitalised patients with COVID-19 after they failed to reduce mortality. The setback came as the WHO also reported more than 200,000 new cases globally of the disease for the first… Read More WHO halts usage of hydroxychloroquine, HIV drugs in COVID-19 trials

WHO says evidence show animals as possible origin of coronavirus, no sign of lab manipulation

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that all available evidence suggests the novel coronavirus originated in animals in China late last year and was not manipulated or produced in a laboratory. U.S. President Donald Trump said last week that his government was trying to determine whether the virus emanated from a lab in… Read More WHO says evidence show animals as possible origin of coronavirus, no sign of lab manipulation