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WHO approves two new drug to treat coronavirus patients. deets here

WHO approves two new drug to treat coronavirus patients. deets here

The World Health Organization approved two new treatments for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) as Omicron cases put a strain on the healthcare system around the world. The WHO experts recommended arthritis drug baricitinib and synthetic antibody treatment Sotrovimab to stave off serious illness and death from Covid-19. “The strong recommendation for

WHO urges these nations to be vigilant as new Covid-19 variant Omicron surfaces

WHO urges these nations to be vigilant as new Covid-19 variant Omicron surfaces

As Covid-19 cases surge in different parts of the world and emergence of the new variant of concern Omicron, the World Health Organization (WHO) has appealed to countries in South-East Asia Region to scale up surveillance, strengthen public health and social measures, and enhance vaccination coverage. “Though Covid-19 cases have

Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin may get approval within 24 hours, says WHO official

Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin may get approval within 24 hours, says WHO official

A technical committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) could recommend emergency use approval to Covaxin withing 24 hours, the global health body’s spokesperson said. Margaret Harris told journalists that the technical advisory group is currently reviewing data on India’s indigenously-made vaccine against coronavirus disease (Covid-19). “If all is in

COVID-19 caused biggest drop in life expectancy since WWII: Oxford study

COVID-19 caused biggest drop in life expectancy since WWII: Oxford study

The coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic reduced life expectancy last year by the largest amount since World War II, news agency Reuters reported citing a study by Oxford University. The study showed that life expectancy dropped by more than six months compared with 2019 in 22 countries and reductions in life