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WHO: Air pollution kills 7 million people every year; issues new guidelines

WHO: Air pollution kills 7 million people every year; issues new guidelines

New Delhi: Calling air pollution “one of the biggest environmental threats to human health’’ alongside climate change, the World Health Organisation has said that it kills an estimated 7 million people every year. “Air pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats to human health, alongside climate change. Improving air

Govt explains how to identify fake COVID vaccines as WHO warns of fake Covishield

Govt explains how to identify fake COVID vaccines as WHO warns of fake Covishield

The Centre has issued guidelines to help people identify whether they are being given authentic vaccines against Covid-19, days after the World Health Organization (WHO) said it has identified counterfeit versions of Covishield in South-East Asia and Africa, reports said on Sunday. India is administering the Serum Institute of India’s

WHO warns against new Mu variant of Covid, possibly be more vaccine-resistant

WHO warns against new Mu variant of Covid, possibly be more vaccine-resistant

Geneva: Flagging against a new coronavirus “variant of interest” named Mu or B.1.621, the World Health Organisation warned that the new variant shows signs of possible resistance to vaccines. The new ‘variant of interest’ is being closely monitored, the UN health agency said. Mu was first identified in Colombia in

WHO accepts expression of interest for ‘Covaxin’ emergency use listing

WHO accepts expression of interest for ‘Covaxin’ emergency use listing

Hyderabad: After the vaccine manufacturer Bharat Biotech provided additional data sought by World Health Organization (WHO), Covaxin has inched a step closer to WHO’s emergency use listing (EUL) with the global body accepting manufacturer’s expression of interest (EoI) for the inactivated vaccine. The pre-submission meeting of the Indian vaccine maker with WHO

Covid strain first detected in India to be called ‘Delta’ variant: WHO

Covid strain first detected in India to be called ‘Delta’ variant: WHO

New Delhi: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday (May 31, 2021) announced to give new names to various COVID-19 variants and labelled B.1.617.2, first found in India, as ‘Delta’. The United Nations agency said that it will now refer to the most worrisome variants known as ‘variants of concern’

Bharat Biotech expects WHO nod for emergency use of Covaxin within 2-4 months

Bharat Biotech expects WHO nod for emergency use of Covaxin within 2-4 months

New Delhi: As countries prep to gradually restart travel and tourism after prolonged Covid restrictions, there is nervousness among students about the World Health Organisation and many countries not listing Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin among approved vaccines. The US, Canada, Australia, Ireland and the EU are among those do not have