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WHO Warns Against Remdesivir for Covid-19 Treatment

WHO warns against remdesivir for COVID-19 treatment

LONDON – Remdesivir, an antiviral drug, should not be used to treat patients with Covid-19, regardless of their medical condition, as there is no evidence of its effectiveness, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. “The group found a lack of evidence that remdesivir improves outcomes that matter to …

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China Joins WHO-Backed Covid-19 Vaccine Program Rejected By Trump

China joins WHO-backed COVID vaccine program rejected by Trump

BEIJING – China has joined a global Covid-19 vaccine distribution program backed by the World Health Organization (WHO), it said on Friday, giving a significant boost to a rejected initiative by US President Donald Trump. Beijing’s latest attempt to join the global fight against the coronavirus follows criticism over its …

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WHO Praises Pakistan’s Handling of Covid-19 Pandemic

WHO praises Pakistan’s handling of Covid-19 pandemic

ISLAMABAD – The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the international community should learn to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic front Pakistan. Former Special Assistant to the Pakistani Prime Minister (SAPM) on health, Dr. Zafar Mirza, told Dawn it was recognition of Pakistan’s efforts at the international level. WHO’s …

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Pakistan has Managed COVID-19 Challenge ‘Very Well: EU

Pakistan has managed Covid-19 challenge ‘very well says EU

ISLAMABAD – European Union (EU) Ambassador to Pakistan, Androulla Kamara, on Sunday said EU fully supports Pakistan’s efforts to overcome the socio-economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and build back better for a more sustainable future. “COVID-19 has shaken the world in unexpected ways – and we will continue to …

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US Won’t Work with Global Effort to Develop COVID-19 Vaccine

US won’t work with global effort to develop COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration said Tuesday that it would not work with an international cooperative effort to develop and distribute a COVID-19 vaccine because it did not want to be coerced by multilateral groups like the World Health Organization (WHO). The decision to go it alone, first reported by …

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