Over 50 million people suffered from major depressive disorders in 2020 due to Covid-19 pandemic, new global study estimates

The coronavirus pandemic added to the burden of depressive and anxiety disorders in over 200 countries last year, a new study shows, saying the impact of Covid-19 has increased the number of depressed people by nearly a third. … Read More >Over 50 million people suffered from major depressive disorders in 2020 due to Covid-19 pandemic, new global study estimates

Covid-19 response disrupts fight against TB and AIDS, may cause more deaths in some countries than the pandemic, Global Fund says

The shift in healthcare resources to battling Covid-19 has led to many people in poor countries going untreated for other diseases, portending thousands of excess deaths, said a leading funder of tuberculosis and AIDS programs. … Read More >Covid-19 response disrupts fight against TB and AIDS, may cause more deaths in some countries than the pandemic, Global Fund says

‘Politics’ prevents highly-effective Sputnik V’s approval by WHO & European regulator – leading Australian epidemiologist to RT

It’s important for people in the West to know that the Russian-made Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine works great, but politics prevents it from hitting wider markets, a renowned Australian epidemiologist told RT. … Read More >‘Politics’ prevents highly-effective Sputnik V’s approval by WHO & European regulator – leading Australian epidemiologist to RT

Russia’s flagship Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine is effective against all known new variants of the killer virus, developer claims

Russia’s pioneering Sputnik V vaccine has been proven to be effective against known new strains of Covid-19, according to fresh research. Even among the more vaccine-resistant variants, the jab fared better than alternative shots. … Read More >Russia’s flagship Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine is effective against all known new variants of the killer virus, developer claims

‘An evidence-free zone’: WHO chief scientist warns against ‘mixing and matching’ coronavirus vaccines

World Health Organization Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan has warned people away from combining different Covid-19 vaccines, despite studies suggesting that the “cocktail” approach could yield positive results. … Read More >‘An evidence-free zone’: WHO chief scientist warns against ‘mixing and matching’ coronavirus vaccines

Russia backs UN declaration against HIV/AIDS but warns of problematic provisions pushed by Western governments

While Russia supports the goal of ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic by 2030, as the UN General Assembly declared, the way to do so is not through usurpations of power or legalizing prostitution and drug use, Moscow has warned. … Read More >Russia backs UN declaration against HIV/AIDS but warns of problematic provisions pushed by Western governments

EU purchases its first monoclonal antibodies cocktail for Covid-19 treatment, securing 55,000 doses of Roche-Regeneron drug

The European Union has announced the purchase of 55,000 doses of the Roche-Regeneron Covid-19 drug, marking its first foray into potential treatments involving a cocktail of monoclonal antibodies. … Read More >EU purchases its first monoclonal antibodies cocktail for Covid-19 treatment, securing 55,000 doses of Roche-Regeneron drug

Israel finds ‘likely’ link between Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine and cases of heart inflammation in young males

A specially appointed epidemiological team has found “a likelihood of a link” between receiving the second dose of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine and the onset of myocarditis in young men, Israel’s Health Ministry said in a statement. … Read More >Israel finds ‘likely’ link between Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine and cases of heart inflammation in young males

WHO proposes using Greek alphabet to label Covid-19 strains to avoid ‘stigmatizing’ countries with namesake variants

The World Health Organization (WHO) has unveiled what it called “easy-to-say” Greek labels for coronavirus variants, set to replace designations based on the country of origin that are commonly used in the media. … Read More >WHO proposes using Greek alphabet to label Covid-19 strains to avoid ‘stigmatizing’ countries with namesake variants