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  • Coronavirus emergency is 'Public Enemy Number 1,' says World Health Organization

    • UPDATE from WHO: China has reported 42,708 confirmed cases of "COVID-19" (coronavirus disease 2019), and 1,017 deaths • Fewer than 400 cases reported in 24 other countries, one death • World leaders must “wake up and consider this enemy virus as public enemy number one,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said today The global outbreak of Novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV represents a “very grave threat for the rest of the world,” and should be seen as a global “Public Enemy Number 1”, the head...

    Boing Boing
  • Coronavirus sickens thousands of health workers in China, World Health Organization reports

    The coronavirus has infected over 1,700 health workers in China, killing six of them, global officials reported Friday in the first glimpse at how the epidemic is impacting frontline disease fighters. Whether health workers are able to render aid without, themselves, getting sick is a key factor in the response

    The Washington Times
  • World Health Organization tells world to brace for ‘potential pandemic’ as new coronavirus spreads

    The World Health Organization warned countries on Monday to be ready for a “potential pandemic” as new deaths and infections in Europe, the Middle East and Asia triggered more drastic efforts to contain the new coronavirus. The number of fatalities in China — where the virus emerged late last year — also continued to soar, [
  • Did the World Health Organization Totally Fail to Fight the Coronavirus?

    Roger Bate Security, Americas The World Health Organization (WHO) is drawing flak for its coronavirus response. Is that fair?  The World Health Organization (WHO) is drawing flak for its coronavirus response. A recent article by the Wall Street Journal documents the pushback it has received. The specific concern is that WHO was too friendly and laudatory of the Chinese Government in its dealings with Beijing and didn’t declare a public health emergency quickly enough. Tedros Adhanom...

    The National Interest