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Shanghai moves toward ending 2-month COVID-19 lockdown

Shanghai (China)- Authorities in Shanghai say they will take significant steps toward reopening China’s largest city following a two-month COVID-19 lockdown that has slowed the national economy and largely trapped millions of people in their homes. Full bus and subway service and rail connections to the rest of China will be restored, Vice Mayor Zong […]
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Second term confirmed for WHO chief; No opposition

London (U.K.)- WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is expected to be confirmed by the U.N. health agency’s member countries for a second five-year term on Tuesday. No other candidate challenged Tedros for the post amid the ongoing difficulties of responding to the devastating coronavirus pandemic. Tedros, a former government minister from Ethiopia, has directed
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The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Study reports first use of antivirals in monkeypox patients

Highlighting challenges in understanding and treating this rare disease An analysis of seven cases of monkeypox that occurred in the UK between 2018-2021 reports on the first instances of in-hospital transmission and household transmission outside of Africa. All patients in the study recovered following treatment in isolation in UK hospital units. Researchers observed
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Monkeypox was likely spread by sex at 2 raves in Europe

London (UK)- A leading adviser to the World Health Organization described the unprecedented outbreak of monkeypox in developed countries as “a random event”. Explained by risky sexual behaviour at two recent mass events in Europe. Dr David Heymann, who formerly headed WHO’s emergency department, said the leading theory. Which explains the spread of the disease was sexual