EU regulator backs wider use of AstraZeneca COVID therapy

This photo shows a general view of the offices of British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca PLC in Macclesfield, Cheshire on July 21, 2020. (PAUL ELLIS / AFP) JOHANNESBURG / BERLIN / LOS ANGELES / LONDON – Europe's medicines regulator has backed using AstraZeneca's preventative COVID-19 therapy as a treatment for the disease and also […]

WHO launches project to curb spread of COVID across Somalia

Mothers wait for high nutrition foods and health services at Tawkal 2 Dinsoor camp for internally displaced persons in Baidoa, Somalia on Feb 14, 2022.(YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP) MOGADISHU / WINDHOEK – The World Health Organization on Thursday launched a new project to prevent the community spread of COVID-19 across Somalia. WHO Representative to Somalia Mamunur […]

Brazil police accuse Bolsonaro of COVID-linked scaremongering

Bolsonaro gestures during the promotion ceremony of General Officers of the Armed Forces, at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on Aug 4, 2022. (EVARISTO SA / AFP) BRASILIA / HARARE / LISBON – Brazil's federal police on Wednesday accused President Jair Bolsonaro of discouraging mask use during the pandemic and falsely suggesting that people who got vaccinated against […]