Here’s How Many Lives The Covid Jab Saved In Just A Year

The rollout of the Covid vaccine was hailed as a significant turning point in the pandemic – and rightly so, new research has revealed. A study published in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases estimates that close to a whopping 20 million lives were saved in just one year due to the vaccine. The first jab … Read more

WHO convenes emergency meeting on monkepox outbreak; Stanford lab begins testing

WHO convenes emergency meeting on monkepox outbreak; Stanford lab begins testing – CBS San Francisco Watch CBS News The question on hand is whether the outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern and if so, the proposed recommendations to deal with the multi-country outbreak. Elizabeth Cook reports. Be the first to know Get … Read more

UK declares ‘national incident’ after polio detected in sewage samples

A once common disease that can cause paralysis or even death has made a shock and worrying comeback in the UK two decades after the last case. The UK has declared a “national incident” after fragments of a debilitating disease, long thought essentially eliminated, re-emerged in sewage samples. Routine surveillance of sewage in parts of … Read more

Man gets painful, drug-resistant ‘super gonorrhea’ on vacation

Scientists have revealed a reason to protect yourself when engaging in some intimate holiday fun with a report that a man contracted “super gonorrhea” on an international holiday. An Austrian man reportedly caught a new drug-resistant strain of the sexually transmitted disease after having relations with a sex worker in Cambodia. According to the World … Read more

WHO studies possible sexual transmission of monkeypox, plans to rename the virus

London — The World Health Organization has scheduled an emergency meeting for next week on the monkeypox outbreak to determine if the virus should be classified as a threat to international health. The agency is also investigating exactly how the disease is spreading. CBS News’ Tina Kraus reports the United Nations health agency is now … Read more

Monkeypox: Who declares emergency meeting

Just as the Covid pandemic seemed to be drifting away, a new virus is on the rampage – and it looks set to be declared an emergency. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an emergency meeting as the global monkeypox outbreak poses a “real risk”. Europe remains the epicenter of the global monkeypox outbreak, … Read more

WHO renaming monkeypox after experts say name could be ‘stigmatizing’

The World Health Organization will rename the increasingly spreading monkeypox virus after a group of scientists claimed the name could be “stigmatizing.” “WHO is also working with partners and experts from around the world on changing the name of monkeypox virus,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced at a press briefing Tuesday. “We will make … Read more

World Health Organization to Rename Monkeypox Virus

The World Health Organization announced Tuesday it will take steps to rename monkeypox in an effort to reduce racism and discrimination toward African people. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO’s director general, said Tuesday that the organization is “working with partners and experts from around the world on changing the name of monkeypox virus, its clades and … Read more

WHO to rename monkeypox amid racism concerns

Monkeypox is set to be renamed by the World Health Organization (WHO) over concerns it could stoke racism and stigmatisation. The WHO is overseeing a review after 30 scientists wrote a letter calling for change last week. The experts said that references to the disease as African are “discriminatory and stigmatizing”. They have put forward … Read more

Air pollution slashing 10 years off life expectancy in Delhi, the world’s most polluted city, study says

New Delhi — Air pollution in major South Asian cities has shortened the life expectancy of people living there by up to 10 years, despite COVID-19 lockdowns slowing economic activities since 2020, a new study by a US research group says. New Delhi, India’s capital, has been ranked the world’s most polluted citywhere people have … Read more