The event was a pledging conference for the vaccines alliance GAVI, which says the funds will be used to vaccinate about 300 million children in dozens of countries against diseases like malaria, pneumonia and HPV.
Report by US Department of Homeland Security intelligence, obtained by The Associated Press, says China held off informing the WHO that the coronavirus “was a contagion” for much of January so it could order medical supplies from abroad.
Covid-19 patients in Italy's virus epicentre of Lombardy were transferred to nursing homes by an official resolution with catastrophic consequences.
WHO says the most common symptoms of Covid-19 are fever, cough and fatigue. With nearly 900,000 people infected as yet, a growing pool of data suggests there could be more markers of the diease.
Guidelines in Italy require hospitals to limit the number of people admitted for treatment.
As some coronavirus patients struggle to breathe, they struggle alone as no visitors are allowed to prevent the spread of the virus. Some of them die with no family members around them.
Botched responses from governments have ranged from denial to disinformation while exacerbating a global leadership vacuum.
Israel's president says he has decided to give opposition leader Benny Gantz the first opportunity to form a new government following an inconclusive national election this month.
After days of playing down the threat, he blamed the European Union for not acting quickly enough to address the novel coronavirus and claimed that US clusters were “seeded” by European travellers.
Rolling media coverage and fake news are fueling widespread panic about COVID-19. A sense of perspective might help to allay concerns.
China will get hit in the short term, and recover, but the fluctuations can trigger new opportunities.
At least 425 deaths and 20,438 cases have been confirmed in mainland China. Another 180 cases have been reported from other countries, including one fatality each in Hong Kong and the Philippines.
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