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“No Return to the ‘Old Normal’ for Foreseeable Future,” Warns WHO Chief

The head of the World Health Organization warned Monday that a “return to the ‘old normal’” was not in “the foreseeable future” and urged global leaders to act cooperatively to control the coronavirus pandemic. “Let me blunt, too many countries are headed in the wrong direction,” WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a …

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‘A Shameful Moment’: Trump Announces Formal Withdrawal From WHO as Covid-19 Cases Climb

Epidemiologists and public interest groups were among the critics condemning the White House’s announcement on Tuesday that the U.S. is formally withdrawing from the World Health Organization, five weeks after threatening to do so.  The move was announced to WHO on Monday and comes as more than 539,000 people around the world have died of the …

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‘Brutal Pandemic Reality Check’: Top CDC Official Gives Grim Assessment on Coronavirus Containment

The number two official at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave a grim assessment Monday about the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S., warning the country is “not even beginning to be over this” and “clearly not at a point where there’s so little virus being spread that it’s going to be …

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‘Not Even Close to Being Over’: WHO Chief Says Despite Some Progress, ‘Pandemic Is Actually Speeding Up’

The head of the World Health Organization warned on Monday that the coronavirus pandemic which has killed hundreds of thousands of people and devastated the world’s economy is far from over—just a day before the six-month mark of when China first alerted the United Nations agency about a cluster of pneumonia cases with an unknown …

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‘The Pandemic Is Accelerating,’ Says WHO Chief, Warning of ‘New and Dangerous Phase’ of Coronavirus Crisis

The head of the World Health Organization warned Friday that humanity is facing “a new and dangerous phase” of the coronavirus crisis. “The pandemic is accelerating,” said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The remarks from came at a media briefing in Geneva where Tedros announced a grim milestone. “More than 150,000 new cases of Covid-19 were reported …

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Top Global Experts Say Humanity Must ‘Heal Our Broken Relationship With Nature’ to Prevent Future Pandemics

“Humanity’s broken relationship with nature comes at a cost.” That cost is new zoonotic diseases, which are passed from animals to humans and “are emerging at an alarming rate.” That is according to a World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) report released Wednesday as the coronavirus pandemic continues to devastate communities and economies across the …

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Amid Global Pandemic—With Nearly 363,000 Dead—Trump Terminates US Ties With the World Health Organization

President Donald Trump at a White House press conference on Friday announced he was “terminating” ties to the World Health Organization, even as the global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic nears 363,000—including the more than 100,000 dead from the virus in the United States, many attributed to his own mismanagement of the crisis. While …

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It’s a Global Pandemic—With Nearly 363,000 Dead—As Trump Terminates US Ties With the World Health Organization

President Donald Trump at a White House press conference on Friday announced he was “terminating” ties to the World Health Organization, even as the global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic nears 363,000—including the more than 100,000 dead from the virus in the United States, many attributed to his own mismanagement of the crisis. While …

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‘Written for His Base and to Deflect Blame’: Trump Sends Letter Threatening Permanent Freeze of US Funding to WHO

President Donald Trump on Monday sent a four-page letter to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, threatening to permanently freeze U.S. funding to the United Nations agency in the midst of a global pandemic that has made international cooperation as crucial as ever. Trump’s letter, which he posted to Twitter …

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WATCH: Global Citizen Hosts ‘One World: Together At Home’ Special to Support WHO’s COVID-19 Response

The anti-poverty movement Global Citizen on Saturday held “One World: Together At Home,” a globally livestreamed and televised special to celebrate the healthcare workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic and support the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization. The virtual concert, announced on April 6, was curated in collaboration with …

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‘Appalling Betrayal of Global Solidarity’: Trump Condemned for Halting US Funding to World Health Organization Amid Pandemic

President Donald Trump drew condemnation from political leaders and health experts across the globe late Tuesday after announcing that he has decided to halt U.S. funding for the World Health Organization in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. “President Trump’s decision to defund WHO is simply this—a crime against humanity,” tweeted Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of …

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‘Our Message to All Countries Is Clear: Heed This Warning Now’: WHO Calls for Unified Global Effort as Coronavirus Spread Surges

While U.S. President Donald Trump openly rejects expert opinion on how to stop the coronavirus, the World Health Organization on Wednesday implored global governments to back a coordinated effort to save lives at risk from the pandemic and show “solidarity in the face of this threat to all of humanity.” “Our message to all countries …

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