Pet Care

Chief Needs a Home!

Want to help a well deserving dog live his best life? Meet Chief! Described by his previous family as “a big teddy bear,” Chief hasn’t really been a fan of the shelter. We want nothing more than to get him into a home where he can let that teddy bear side shine, and we’re calling […]

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WHO chief urges ‘massive scale-up’ in vaccine production

The World Health Organization chief on Friday called on vaccine makers to share technologies to help dramatically boost production, warning that without more access to the jabs, progress against the pandemic could be lost. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters the number of COVID-19 vaccines administered had now overtaken the well over 100 million reported infections […]

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Coronavirus pandemic still accelerating: WHO chief

The novel coronavirus pandemic is still accelerating and its effects will be felt for decades, the World Health Organization’s director-general told an online conference on Monday. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual health forum organised by Dubai authorities that the greatest threat facing the world is not the virus itself, but “the lack of global […]

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Politicians ‘underestimated’ virus threat: EU chief

Political leaders “underestimated” the magnitude of the danger posed by the coronavirus, the president of the European Commission admitted Wednesday, as the EU shut its borders. “I think that all of us who are not experts initially underestimated the coronavirus,” Ursula von der Leyen told Germany’s Bild newspaper in an interview published Wednesday. “But now […]

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Global shortage of anti-virus masks: WHO chief

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The world is running out of masks and other protective equipment against the novel coronavirus, the World Health Organization chief warned on Friday. “The world is facing a chronic shortage of personal protective equipment,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told the WHO’s executive board in Geneva. He said he would be speaking to […]