China’s Strict Zero-COVID Policy Creates Supply Chain Chaos

Taipei— China’s zero-COVID policy, which has led to long lockdowns in major cities and suspended operations in factories, businesses and schools, is taking a bigger bite out of the country’s overall economic growth. Economic numbers from the country continue to paint a grim picture from the government’s policy aimed at eliminating all coronavirus cases. From … Read more

COVID-19 virus genome analysis could spur surveillance

[ACCRA] Continued monitoring of the evolution of the virus that causes COVID-19 as the pandemic progresses could strengthen disease surveillance systems and aid preparedness for new variants, a study suggests. Last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) indicated that identifying the genetic makeup of the virus that causes COVID-19 called SARS-CoV-2 could play a vital … Read more

International health organization urges World Health Assembly to adopt fortification of staple foods with folic acid to prevent spina bifida – News

Medical professionals are calling on the World Health Assembly to pass a resolution calling for folic acid fortification in staple foods to prevent spina bifida worldwide. Jeffrey Blount, MD, director of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, UAB and Children’s of Alabama.An international health organization is calling for universal mandatory folic acid fortification of staple foods … Read more

WHO member states slam Russian attacks on Ukraine health sites | Health News

The WHO resolution states the war has seriously impeded access to healthcare in Ukraine, and has regional implications. Member states of the World Health Organization have slammed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and attacks by Russian forces on Ukrainian healthcare facilities in a resolution overwhelmingly adopted in Geneva, further isolating Moscow on the international stage. The … Read more

Monkeypox spread to more than 20 countries, but outbreaks containable, WHO says

RT: Maria Van Kerkhove, Head ai Emerging Diseases and Zoonosis at the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, January 29, 2020. Denis Balibouse | Reuters The World Health Organization on Thursday said the monkeypox virus has spread to more … Read more

As Cook, collar counties move to COVID high risk, Chicago’s top doctor warns to mask up, get booster shots

Chicagoans need to mask up indoors and get their COVID-19 booster shots as most of the larger metro area is now considered a high threat for the spread of the virus, a top health official said Thursday. Chicago Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady stopped short of announcing mandates for masks or proof of vaccination … Read more