COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. administered to Virginia National Guard personnel in December (AN/Cotton Puryear)
January 18, 2021
(Arête News) — WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed moral outrage on Monday at the glaring inequity of rich nations’ young, healthy adults getting vaccinated for the coronavirus ahead of poor nations’ elderly and health care workers.
The central Belvedere Hotel during WEF's Annual Meeting at Davos, Switzerland in pre-pandemic times (AN/Robert Scoble)
January 18, 2021
(AN) — Thousands of political and business leaders normally descend on the Swiss ski resort of Davos this time of year. But with the coronavirus pandemic still raging, the World Economic Forum will instead meet virtually — to take on mistrust and division.
A home office in Copenhagen (AN/PeS-Photo)
January 13, 2021
(AN) — The U.N. labor agency reported on Wednesday the number of home-based workers soared with the pandemic, prompting the need for more employment protections and access to health, legal and training resources.
Lower Manhattan on the morning of September 11, 2001 from the Brooklyn Promenade (AN/Jeffrey Bary)
January 12, 2021
(Arête News) — A top counterrorism official advised the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that terrorists are exploiting the coronavirus pandemic to fuel “racially, ethnically and politically motivated” violent extremism.
The World Health Organization's logo (AN/U.S. Mission Geneva)
January 11, 2021
(AN) — China’s National Health Commission announced on Monday the government is “ready to receive” World Health Organization experts this week and work together on an investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.
Mannequins with face masks in a Swiss shop (AN/John Heilprin)
January 10, 2021
(AN) — Confirmed COVID-19 infections exceeded 90 million — two-thirds in the Americas and Europe, where most new vaccines are being rolled out — with 1.93 million deaths and 49.8 million recoveries worldwide on Sunday.
The first doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine arrive at the U.S. Naval Medical Center San Diego in mid-December (AN/Erwin Jacob Miciano)
January 8, 2021
(AN) — The head of the U.N. health agency asked wealthy countries to stop hoarding most of the world’s COVID-19 vaccine supply, telling reporters on Friday it is impeding multilateral efforts to ensure all nations have equal access.
A public square in Wuhan, China (AN/Hugh Llewelyn)
January 6, 2021
(AN) — A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday that Beijing is still negotiating the dates and terms of a visit by a World Health Organization-led team that has been planning to study how COVID-19 began.
WHO's director-general at a virtual news briefing in Geneva (AN/WHO)
January 5, 2021
(AN) — The U.N. health agency chief expressed rare displeasure with China on Tuesday over its bureaucratic delays preventing an international team from entering the country to investigate how COVID-19 originated.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, receives the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on December 22, 2020 (AN/NIH)
January 4, 2021
(AN) — Wealthy countries locked up most of 2021’s COVID-19 vaccine supply — six times what developing nations expect to get over the next four years — despite the COVAX Facility’s multilateral efforts to ensure all nations have equal access, global health data shows.