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WHO cautions against using dexamethasone for mild COVID-19 cases

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The World Health Organization (WHO) has hailed the news that a common steroid, dexamethasone, can potentially help save the lives of patients with severe cases of COVID-19, but it warned that it is by no means a cure-all.   Early findings suggest that for hospitalized coronavirus …

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WHO reports record virus cases as Trump mulls in-person G7

Washington, United States | AFP |  The World Health Organization has reported the largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases, as US President Donald Trump proposed hosting world leaders for the annual G7 summit as a sign of “normalization.” The WHO said Wednesday that more than 106,000 virus cases had been reported …

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WHO to review virus response as Trump renews attack

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP |  The World Health Organization said it would launch an independent review of its response to the coronavirus pandemic as US President Donald Trump renewed his attack on the global body, branding it a “puppet of China”. Washington is locked in an increasingly bitter spat with Beijing …

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WHO asks countries to go slow in lifting COVID-19 restrictions

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Countries should confirm that transmission of the Coronavirus disease has been controlled, and ensure that health systems are capable of detecting, testing, isolating and treating every case of COVID-19, as well as tracing every contact, before lifting the current restrictions.   They must also make sure …

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COVID-19; Doctors caution against use of cloth masks

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Medical Association has cautioned Ugandans against the use of cloth masks. According to the doctor’s umbrella organisation, the use of cloth masks does not offer the necessary protection against COVID-19 and might instead cause more harm. Dr Mukuzi Muhereza, the General Secretary of …

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US criticizes WHO for ignoring Taiwan virus warnings

Washington, United States | AFP | The United States on Thursday accused the World Health Organization of putting politics first by ignoring early coronavirus warnings by Taiwan, which voiced outrage over criticism from the UN body’s chief. President Donald Trump has gone on an offensive with threats to withhold funding for …

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