WHO issues new recommendations on human genome editing for the advancement of public health


(July 12, 2021)---Two new companion reports released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) provide the first global recommendations to help establish human genome editing as a tool for public health, with an emphasis on safety, effectiveness and ethics. The forward-looking new reports result from the first broad, global consultation looking…

British, European and American Diplomats Voiced Concerns About WHO Sex Abuse Allegations


LONDON (May 14, 2021)) — British, European and American diplomats and donors have voiced serious concerns about how the World Health Organization handled sex abuse allegations involving its own staff during an outbreak of Ebola in Congo, as reported this week by The Associated Press. On Tuesday, the AP published an…

Biden Administration Shifting How It Allocates COVID-19 Vaccines To States


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration will begin shifting how it allocates COVID-19 vaccines to states, moving doses from states with lower demand to those with stronger interest in vaccines, an administration official said Tuesday. The administration using this method will hold governors and state elected officials responsible if the…

“Interim recommendations for use of the AZD1222 (ChAdOx1-S [recombinant]) vaccine against COVID-19 developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca”


WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 10, 2021)---the World Health Organization released "this interim guidance has been developed on the basis of the advice issued by the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) onImmunization at its extraordinary meeting on 8 February 2021 (1).Declarations of interests were collected from all external contributors and assessed…