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WHO team probing COVID-19 visits Wuhan lab, meets 'Bat Woman'

WHO team probing COVID-19 visits Wuhan lab, meets 'Bat Woman'

  • A team of investigators led by the World Health Organization visited a virus research laboratory in China’s central city of Wuhan and met with a prominent virologist there in its search for clues to the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The experts spent about 3-1/2 hours at the heavily-guarded Wuhan Institute of Virology, which has been at the centre of some conspiracy theories that claim a laboratory leak caused the city’s first coronavirus outbreak at the end of 2019.
Published 03 Feb, 2021 07:34pm
WHO team probing COVID-19 visits Wuhan lab, meets 'Bat Woman'
World

WHO team probing COVID-19 visits Wuhan lab, meets 'Bat Woman'

  • Extremely important meeting today with staff at WIV including Dr Shi Zhengli. Frank, open discussion. Key questions asked & answered.
  • Very interesting. Many questions," Thea Fischer, a Danish member of the team, called from her car as it sped away from the lab following Wednesday's visit.
Published 03 Feb, 2021 07:14pm
WHO team, on tightly controlled China mission, visits hospital
World

WHO team, on tightly controlled China mission, visits hospital

  • "Important opportunity to talk directly w/ medics who were on the ground at that critical time fighting COVID!", team member Peter Daszak said on Twitter.
  • Just back from visit at Jinyintan hospital, that specialised in infectious diseases and was designated for treatment of the first cases in Wuhan. Stories quite similar to what I have heard from our ICU doctors.
Published 30 Jan, 2021 06:21pm
WHO issues new clinical advice on treating COVID-19 patients
World

WHO issues new clinical advice on treating COVID-19 patients

  • The other things in the guidance that are new are that COVID-19 patients at home should have the use of pulse oximetry.
  • The WHO advised clinicians to put patients into the awake prone position, on their front, shown to improve the oxygen flow, she said.
Published 26 Jan, 2021 06:06pm
Pakistan likely to receive Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine under COVAX programme
Pakistan

Pakistan likely to receive Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine under COVAX programme

  • The WHO signed an advance purchase agreement with the American pharmaceutical, where it will receive at least 40 million doses of the drug.
  • It also anticipates another 50 million doses from UK-based pharmaceutical Oxford-Astrazeneca. As per the existing agreement with the company, the shipment will be made in first quarter of the year.
Published 26 Jan, 2021 05:09pm