WHO: COVID origins unclear but lab leak theory needs study

Over two years after the coronavirus was first detected in China, and after at least 6.3 million deaths have been counted worldwide from the pandemic, the World Health Organization is recommending in its strongest terms yet that a deeper probe is required into whether a lab accident may be to blame.

New vaccine may be option for troops with religious concerns

A COVID-19 vaccine that could soon win federal authorization may offer a boost for the U.S. military: an opportunity to get shots into some of the thousands of service members who have refused other coronavirus vaccines for religious reasons.

China To Help Lead WHO Despite Controversy

There was mounting concern Wednesday that the World Health Organization (WHO) wouldn’t be able to tackle future pandemics after China joined its executive.

WHO In Emergency Over Monkeypox Cases

The World Health Organisation (WHO) was in an emergency meeting Friday to discuss the “largest and most widespread” outbreak of monkeypox “ever seen in Europe” and North America.

‘163 Billion In Pandemic Benefits Lost In US’

At least 163 billion dollars in coronavirus pandemic benefits handed out under U.S. President Joe Biden have been stolen or misspent, The Washington Post newspaper reports. The money may never be recovered.

North Korea fires 3 ballistic missiles amid first virus outbreak

North Korea fired three short-range ballistic missiles toward the sea on Thursday, its neighbors said, in the latest of a series of weapons demonstrations this year that came just hours after it confirmed its first case of the coronavirus since the pandemic began.

Biden Marks ‘1 Million COVID Deaths’

U.S. President Joe Biden said Thursday there are “one million empty chairs” as he marked the 1 million recorded American deaths in the coronavirus outbreak.

Son Dictator Philippines Wins Election

Nearly four decades after the ouster of their dictator, Filipinos chose his son and namesake to lead the Philippines as its next president, official results showed.

Serbia’s Hardline President Wins Elections

Serbia’s hardline President Aleksandar Vucic was seen winning the presidential poll Sunday while his party was due to become the most significant force in Parliament.

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