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WHO Boss Tedros Officially Declares Monkeypox a Global Emergency

LONDON (AP) – The chief of the World Health Organization said the expanding monkeypox outbreak in more than 70 countries is an “extraordinary” situation that now qualifies as a global emergency, a declaration Saturday that could spur further investment in treating the once-rare disease and worsen the scramble for scarce vaccines.

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gestures after a press conference following an International Health Regulations Emergency Committee on an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on May 18, 2018 at the United Nations Offices in Geneva. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP) (Photo by …

Australian W.H.O. Investigator: Coronavirus Most Likely Originated in China

Professor Dominic Dwyer, an Australian microbiologist and infectious disease expert who traveled with the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) team investigating the origins of the coronavirus in Wuhan, China, said on Wednesday there is little evidence Covid-19 originated anywhere but China. Chinese scientists working with the W.H.O. team are pushing theories the disease might have originated somewhere else and traveled to China by way of imported food.

Residents visit a night market in Baocheng Road on June 3, 2020 in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Wuhan has seen its urban life gradually get back to normal following encouragement from local city management to open up street-stalls. Since January, China has recorded more than 81,000 cases of COVID-19 and …