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The World Health Organization (WHO) is a UN agency that is concerned with world public health.

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Has the WHO said anything about travel restrictions since the end of February?

The WHO was against travel restrictions as they detailed in a press release at the end of February. But in the month past (March) practically every country on earth has instituted travel restrictions, ...
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Why was the World Health Organization against travel restrictions following the COVID-19 outbreak?

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization initially opposed countries instituting travel or trade restrictions. Why did they oppose these policies at that time? Is ...
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Does the World Health Organization have the power to impose sanctions?

In the last couple of days, WHO officials have criticised the UK government's approach to the COVID-19 pandemic, describing the government's reliance on developing herd-immunity amongst the British ...
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Is a WHO PHEIC declaration per-area/per-country or is it always of global effect?

Wikipedia lets us know that: A Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) is a formal declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) of "an extraordinary event which is determined ...
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What is the significance of the WHO characterising Covid-19 as a pandemic?

According to Reuters news agency, the Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news conference today (March 11th) that: We are deeply concerned ...
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Has there been a random survey of a population for Covid-19?

Has the World Health Organisation (WHO) or any government anywhere conducted random tests for Covid-19? It is announced today that in Britain they are going to step up the testing from 1,500 people ...
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What voting majority is needed to present and pass crypto-currency smartcards for social security in a ballot vote? [closed]

In the United States, upgrading Social Security cards to "smartcards" with US Treasury regulated cryptocurrency and voter identification features presents a plausible argument for legislators. With ...