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The World Health Organization has formed a scientific advisory group to further investigate the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19, and how humans became infected with it.The World Health Organization has formed a scientific advisory group to further investigate the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19, and how humans became infected with it.

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China has repeatedly dismissed theories that the virus leaked from one of its labs and has said no more visits are needed

'Our last chance': WHO unveils new team of scientists to unravel COVID origin dispute | National Post

'Our last chance': WHO unveils new team of scientists to unravel COVID origin dispute | National Post

A group of 26 experts will also be tasked with examining new pathogens and how to prevent future pandemicsA group of 26 experts will also be tasked with examining new pathogens and how to prevent future pandemics

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GENEVA: The World Health Organization unveiled Wednesday a team of scientists it wants to investigate new pathogens and preventing future pandemics — plus reviving the stalled probe into Covid-19’s origins. The group of 26 experts will be charged with producing a new global framework for studies into the origins of emerging pathogens of epidemic and pandemic potential — andGENEVA: The World Health Organization unveiled Wednesday a team of scientists it wants to investigate new pathogens and preventing future pandemics — plus reviving the stalled probe into Covid-19’s

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Deaths also fall in most parts of the world, though fatalities increased 11% in Europe.Deaths also fall in most parts of the world, though fatalities increased 11% in Europe.

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Following a public call for experts, the World Health Organization (WHO) today announced proposed members of the WHO Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens (SAGO). The SAGO will advise WHO on the development of a global framework to define and guide studies into the origins of emerging and re-emerging pathogens of epidemic and pandemic potential, including SARS-CoV-2.  “The emergence of new viruses with the potential to spark epidemics and pandemics is a fact of nature, and while SARS-CoV-2 is the latest such virus, it will not be the last,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. “Understanding where new pathogens come from is essential for preventing future outbreaks with epidemic and pandemic potential, and requires a broad range of expertise. We are very pleased with the calibre of experts selected for SAGO from around the world, and look forward to working with them to make the world safer.”Selected from more than 700 applications, the 26 proposed SAGO members have expertise in a range of areas, including epidemiology, animal health, ecology, clinical medicine, virology, genomics, molecular epidemiology, molecular biology, biology, food safety, biosafety, biosecurity, and public health. The composition of the SAGO reflects geographic and gender diversity.As per WHO processes, there will now be a two-week public consultation period for WHO to receive feedback on the proposed SAGO members and set in place the modalities for the SAGO’s first meeting, which is planned to take place following this consultation period.   The final membership to the SAGO is subject to the above-mentioned public consultation period and relevant WHO practices and procedures.List of proposed SAGO membersToday, Dr Tedros, Dr Michael Ryan and Dr Maria Van Kerkhove published an editorial outlining the work of the SAGOTerms of Reference of the SAGO Functions of the SAGO In its capacity as an advisory body to WHO, the SAGO will have the following functions: To advise WHO on the development of a WHO global framework to define and guide studies into the origins of emerging and re-emerging pathogens of epidemic and pandemic potential; To advise WHO on prioritizing studies and field investigations into the origins of emerging and re-emerging pathogens of epidemic and pandemic potential, in accordance with the WHO global framework described in point (1) above; To provide information and views to assist the WHO Secretariat in the development of a detailed work plan of the SAGO; In the context of SARS-CoV-2 origins:  To provide the WHO Secretariat with an independent evaluation of all available scientific and technical findings from global studies on the origins of SARS-CoV-2; To advise the WHO Secretariat regarding developing, monitoring and supporting the next series of studies into the origins of SARS-CoV-2, including rapid advice on WHO's operational plans to implement the next series of global studies into the origins of SARS-CoV-2, as outlined in the Joint WHO-China Global Study of Origins of SARS-CoV-2: China Part report published on 30 March 2021 and advise on additional studies as needed; and To provide additional advice and support to WHO, as requested by the WHO SAGO Secretariat, which may include participation in future WHO-international missions to study the origins of SARS-CoV-2 or for other emerging pathogens.   Following a public call for experts, the World Health Organization (WHO) today announced proposed members of the WHO Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens (SAGO). The SAGO will advise WHO on the development of a global framework to define and guide studies into the origins of emerging and re-emerging pathogens of epidemic and pandemic potential, including SARS-CoV-2.  “The emergence of new viruses with the potential to spark epidemics and pandemics is a fact of nature, and while SARS-CoV-2 is the latest such virus, it will not be the last,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General. “Understanding where new pathogens come from is essential for preventing future outbreaks with epidemic and pandemic potential, and requires a broad range of expertise. We are very pleased with the calibre of experts selected for SAGO from around the world, and look forward to working with them to make the world safer.”Selected from more than 700 applications, the 26 proposed SAGO members have expertise in a range of areas, including epidemiology, animal health, ecology, clinical medicine, virology, genomics, molecular epidemiology, molecular biology, biology, food safety, biosafety, biosecurity, and public health. The composition of the SAGO reflects geographic and gender diversity.As per WHO processes, there will now be a two-week public consultation period for WHO to receive feedback on the proposed SAGO members and set in place the modalities for the SAGO’s first meeting, which is planned to take place following this consultation period.   The final membership to the SAGO is subject to the above-mentioned public consultation period and relevant WHO practices and procedures.List of proposed SAGO membersToday, Dr Tedros, Dr Michael Ryan and Dr Maria Van Kerkhove published an editorial outlining the work of the SAGOTerms of Reference of the SAGO Functions of the SAGO In its capacity as an advisory body to WHO, the SAGO will have the following functions: To advise WHO on the development of a WHO global framework to define and guide studies into the origins of emerging and re-emerging pathogens of epidemic and pandemic potential; To advise WHO on prioritizing studies and field investigations into the origins of emerging and re-emerging pathogens of epidemic and pandemic potential, in accordance with the WHO global framework described in point (1) above; To provide information and views to assist the WHO Secretariat in the development of a detailed work plan of the SAGO; In the context of SARS-CoV-2 origins:  To provide the WHO Secretariat with an independent evaluation of all available scientific and technical findings from global studies on the origins of SARS-CoV-2; To advise the WHO Secretariat regarding developing, monitoring and supporting the next series of studies into the origins of SARS-CoV-2, including rapid advice on WHO's operational plans to implement the next series of global studies into the origins of SARS-CoV-2, as outlined in the Joint WHO-China Global Study of Origins of SARS-CoV-2: China Part report published on 30 March 2021 and advise on additional studies as needed; and To provide additional advice and support to WHO, as requested by the WHO SAGO Secretariat, which may include participation in future WHO-international missions to study the origins of SARS-CoV-2 or for other emerging pathogens.   

WHO Announces Proposed Members of its Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens (SAGO)

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday urged countries and companies controlling the supply of COVID-19 vaccines to prioritise supply to the vaccine sharing programme COVAX in order to meet vaccination targets.World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday urged countries and companies controlling the supply of COVID-19 vaccines to prioritise supply to the vaccine sharing programme COVAX in order to meet vaccination targets.

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In a new Netflix documentary, WHO Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says politics is preventing poorer nations from getting COVID-19 vaccines.In a new Netflix documentary, WHO Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says politics is preventing poorer nations from getting COVID-19 vaccines.

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Tedros urged countries and companies controlling the supply of COVID-19 vaccines to prioritise supply to the vaccine sharing programme COVAXTedros urged countries and companies controlling the supply of COVID-19 vaccines to prioritise supply to the vaccine sharing programme COVAX

WHO says global Covid deaths fell to lowest level in a year last week

Europe News: Selected from more than 700 applications, the 26 proposed members of the group have expertise in a range of areas from epidemiology to biosecurity, thEurope News: Selected from more than 700 applications, the 26 proposed members of the group have expertise in a range of areas from epidemiology to biosecurity, th

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Europe News: Selected from more than 700 applications, the 26 proposed members of the group have expertise in a range of areas from epidemiology to biosecurity, thEurope News: Selected from more than 700 applications, the 26 proposed members of the group have expertise in a range of areas from epidemiology to biosecurity, th

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The World Health Organization unveiled Wednesday a proposed team of scientists tasked with looking at new pathogens and preventing future pandemics -- plus reviving the stalled probe into Covid-19's origins.The World Health Organization unveiled Wednesday a proposed team of scientists tasked with looking at new pathogens and preventing future pandemics -- plus reviving the stalled probe into Covid-19's origins.

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The group includes scientists from 26 countries, a reflection of the W.H.O.’s effort to amass widespread international support for the work.The group includes scientists from 26 countries, a reflection of the W.H.O.’s effort to amass widespread international support for the work.

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The statement named the 26 proposed members ahead of a two-week period of public consultation, including Marion Koopmans, Thea Fischer and Hung Nguyen who took part in the joint investigation with China this year. The statement named the 26 proposed members ahead of a two-week period of public consultation, including Marion Koopmans, Thea Fischer and Hung Nguyen who took part in the joint investigation with China this year.

WHO Panel On Origins Of New Pathogens Includes Wuhan Probe Members

Booster shots are an example of crushing inequality across the world, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said.Booster shots are an example of crushing inequality across the world, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said.

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The World Health Organization has tried before to discover the origins of the coronavirus but found no clear answer, at least partly because of a lack of cooperation from China....Standing group also will make plans to deal with other outbreaks

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Group must give the WHO independent evaluation of all available scientific, technical findings on origins of COVID-19Group must give the WHO independent evaluation of all available scientific, technical findings on origins of COVID-19

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The World Health Organization says the number of global coronavirus cases fell in the last week, continuing a downward trend that began in late August.The World Health Organization says the number of global coronavirus cases fell in the last week, continuing a downward trend that began in late August.

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The World Health Organization has announced its new 26-member COVID-19 origins team — but it includes six people who were part of a widely criticized team that deemed the Wuhan lab leak hypothesis "extremely unlikely" earlier this year.The World Health Organization has announced its new 26-member COVID-19 origins team — but it includes six people who were part of a widely criticized team that deemed the Wuhan lab leak hypothesis "extremely unlikely" earlier this year.

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The new group will likely put more emphasis on investigating the possibility of a lab leakThe new group will likely put more emphasis on investigating the possibility of a lab leak

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Global cases declined 7 percent in the week ending Oct. 10.Global cases declined 7 percent in the week ending Oct. 10.

COVID-19 cases, deaths fall across the globe: WHO | TheHill

Global cases declined 7 percent in the week ending Oct. 10.Global cases declined 7 percent in the week ending Oct. 10.

COVID-19 cases, deaths fall across the globe: WHO | TheHill

The World Health Organisation has chosen the members of a new advisory board into the origins of pandemics. The board will help draw up guidelines for future...The World Health Organisation has chosen the members of a new advisory board into the origins of pandemics. The board will help draw up guidelines for future...

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The World Health Organization (WHO) on WednesdayThe World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday

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Dr O’Brien said the third vaccine will not be considered a booster and should be administered one to three months after the first doseDr O’Brien said the third vaccine will not be considered a booster and should be administered one to three months after the first dose

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The World Health Organisation has said that the death toll from Coronavirus (COVID-19) is now at its lowest level in almost a yearThe World Health Organisation has said that the death toll from Coronavirus (COVID-19) is now at its lowest level in almost a year

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The WHO says the newly formed advisory group could be the last chance to find out how the pandemic began. China has repeatedly denied that it originated in its laboratories and says no more visits are needed. The WHO says the newly formed advisory group could be the last chance to find out how the pandemic began. China has repeatedly denied that it originated in its laboratories and says no more visits are needed. 

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Wuhan laboratory accident ‘cannot be ruled out until there is enough evidence’, say health bosses after earlier report dismissed theoryWuhan laboratory accident ‘cannot be ruled out until there is enough evidence’, say health bosses after earlier report dismissed theory

Covid lab leak theories must be investigated, says WHO chief

An expert group advising the World Health Organisation (WHO) on vaccines has recommended that older people and those with compromised immune systems get an extra dose of Covid-19 vaccine as part of their regular schedule.An expert group advising the World Health Organisation (WHO) on vaccines has recommended that older people and those with compromised immune systems get an extra dose of Covid-19 vaccine as part of their regular schedule.

WHO advisers urge third Covid vaccine dose for some people - Independent.ie

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday its newly formed advisory group on dangerous pathogens may be "our last chance" to determine the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and called for cooperation from China.The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday its newly formed advisory group on dangerous pathogens may be "our last chance" to determine the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and called for cooperation from China.

It May Be Last Chance To Find Covid Origins: WHO After Forming New Panel On Pathogens

Covid-19 vaccine boosters are 'immoral' and 'unfair', says WHO chiefCovid-19 vaccine boosters are 'immoral' and 'unfair', says WHO chief

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Distributing Covid-19 vaccine booster shots in some countries while inoculations across Africa lag is "immoral," according to the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO).Distributing Covid-19 vaccine booster shots in some countries while inoculations across Africa lag is "immoral," according to the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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