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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control: Early influenza cases indicate the possibility of severe upcoming season for elderly

Although the overall number of influenza detections in the majority of EU/EEA countries is still low, indications show that influenza circulation is above the seasonal threshold in Croatia, which is unusually early. The main reported subtype among the cases recorded

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European Council – International health resilience: A defining challenge

The G20 leaders’ meeting in Rome is one of the most important in recent years. If not in its history. COVID-19 is the most serious crisis since the end of the Second World War. And the leaders of the largest

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WHO: Statement on the ninth meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic

The ninth meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic took place on Friday 22 October 2021 from 13:00 to 17:05 Geneva time (CEST). Proceedings of the meeting

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WTO: Market Access Committee updates WTO members on COVID-19 trade-related measures

At the formal meeting of the Committee on Market Access on 11 October, members were updated on trade-related measures related to COVID-19 and on the Joint Indicative List of Critical COVID-19 Vaccine Inputs compiled by the WTO Secretariat. Members also

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WHO: Tuberculosis deaths rise for the first time in more than a decade due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has reversed years of global progress in tackling tuberculosis and for the first time in over a decade, TB deaths have increased, according to the World Health Organization’s 2021 Global TB report. In 2020, more people died from

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WTO: Members pursue convergence for an IP COVID-19 response

At a meeting of the Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) on 13-14 October 2021, WTO members noted encouraging exchanges at recent small group discussions and bilateral meetings which helped to identify points of convergence on how

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European Commission: Public health – Commission proposes a progressive roll-out of the new In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation

Today, the European Commission has proposed a progressive roll-out of the new In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation to prevent disruption in the supply of these essential healthcare products. The unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic have diverted resources from

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European Commission: Statement by President von der Leyen on vaccine exports

Good morning, We have reached an important milestone in the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to the world. The European Union has exported over 1 billion vaccine doses worldwide, over the past ten months. Vaccines produced in the EU have been shipped

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European Commission: Energy prices – Commission presents a toolbox of measures to tackle exceptional situation and its impacts*

The Commission adopted today a Communication on Energy Prices, to tackle the exceptional rise in global energy prices, which is projected to last through the winter, and help Europe’s people and businesses. The Communication includes a “toolbox” that the EU and

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IMF Annual Report: Build Forward Better

A recovery is underway, but the economic fallout from the global pandemic could be with us for years to come. With the crisis exacerbating prepandemic vulnerabilities, country prospects are diverging. Nearly half of emerging market and developing economies and some

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