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COVID vaccinations: UK races ahead as much of EU awaits first doses
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Officials at the World Health Organization said that Europe was likely in the most acute phase of the pandemic.
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"We expect to see a larger number of people facing more severe mental health challenges in the coming months" as the toll from COVID-19 is compounded by winter, the head of WHO Europe said on Friday.
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The mission is expected to start next month and continue for four-to-five weeks.
Italy bans Christmas travel after record daily deaths
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Coronavirus: Germany and Russia report record number of new deaths
Germany's COVID-19 death toll grew by 410 on Wednesday — its highest one-day jump since the beginning of the pandemic.
'Don't waste' COVID-19 lockdowns, WHO Europe warns
The head of WHO Europe said urged governments in European counties under COVID-19 lockdown to "take advantage of that time to strengthen your test, trace, isolate care system so that it's not just wasted."
Coronavirus 'cluster' recorded at WHO's headquarters in Geneva
According to an email obtained by the Associated Press, the WHO's anti-coronavirus measures have not been enough to stop the spread of the virus among its staff.
UN: 870K measles cases in 2019, highest number in 23 years
The number of children sickened by measles in 2019 was the highest in 23 years, according to new data published by the World Health Organization and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Remdesivir found to have 'little to no effect' on COVID-19 survival
A six-month study funded by the World Health Organisation has found experimental drugs used to treat coronavirus, remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir/ritonavir and interferon, have "little to no effect" on survival for patients admitted to hospital.
Europe COVID-19 deaths 'up to five times higher' if controls relaxed
The global health body says tougher restrictions being imposed are 'absolutely necessary' given the constant surge of coronavirus cases.
French and German cities restrict bars as new COVID-19 rules kick in
The new measures come as authorities try to resist more drastic lockdowns, amid a spike in new virus cases in many European countries.
Around 10% of world's population may have had COVID-19 — WHO
If 1 in 10 of the global population has been infected with COVID-19, this would mean the number of confirmed cases is vastly below the actual tally. However, it also means a large portion of the population remains at risk.
Europe has 'a lot of work to do' to prevent COVID-19, WHO expert warns
Amid rapidly rising cases in Europe, the World Health Organization's Dr Mike Ryan said that Europe has a lot of work to do and said a national lockdown was only a "last resort".
Experts say public confidence key to distributing COVID-19 vaccine
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COVID-19 vaccines: US, China and Russia absent from WHO's COVAX scheme
COVAX aims to make 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine available by the end of next year, although rich countries are said to have reserved more than half of the world’s global capacity.
Calls to protect nurses who are 'still in the eye of this pandemic'
According to a new report, more than 1,000 nurses have died from the disease worldwide. They account for around 10 per cent of infections.
Europe must prepare for jump in COVID-19 deaths in October, warns WHO
"It's going to get tougher. In October, November, we are going to see more mortality," Hans Kluge, Director of the WHO European office, said.
Tackling air pollution could boost the UK economy by €1.78bn a year
Research from the Clean Air Fund and CBI says cleaner air would leave Brits healthier and wealthier.
Europe is learning to deal with coronavirus spikes, says WHO
The World Health Organization has pointed to “encouraging signs” that countries in Europe are learning to deal with coronavirus outbreaks, despite the increase in cases since lockdown measures were lifted.
WHO's warning for Europe: 'COVID-19 is a tornado with a long tail'
WHO's Europe chief said autumn and winter would pose a "tricky situation" with schools reopening, the onset of the flu season and increased mortality among older people in winter months in general.