WHO Europe Chief Kluge calls for a greater vaccination pushGlobal Conversation speaks to Hans Kluge at the Mental Health Summit in Athens about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic #Globalconversation China slams ‘arrogant’ WHO plan to investigate labs over COVID originWuhan lab denies any leaks; White House criticized Beijing's reaction as 'irresponsible and frankly dangerous,' saying this is not a time to be 'stonewalling' US warning against travel to Israel, Spain, Portugal amid virus outbreaksThe Biden administration is warning Americans against traveling to several European countries and Israel, among others, as the delta variant of the coronavirus continues to surge. WHO alarm on ‘harmful’ e-cigarettesElectronic cigarettes are dangerous and must be regulated to curb the tobacco industry’s ‘criminal’ tactics to get young people hooked on nicotine, the WHO says. China rejects WHO plan for further study into COVID-19 originsA senior Chinese health official on Thursday said Beijing could not accept the World Health Organization's (WHO) plan for opening a second phase of its study into the origins of COVID-19. Pfizer to seek OK for 3rd vaccine dosePfizer’s Dr. Mikael Dolsten told The AP that early data from the company’s booster study suggests people’s antibody levels jump five- to 10-fold after a third dose, compared to their second dose months earlier. COVID-19 anxiety eclipses Olympics as athletes test positiveRising anxiety over COVID-19 is dominating the focus on the Tokyo Olympics ahead of Friday’s opening ceremony, as infections emerging this week have sidelined athletes from the Games. Thailand to join COVAX, acknowledging low vaccine supplyThe head of Thailand’s National Vaccine Institute has apologized for the country’s slow and inadequate rollout of coronavirus vaccines, promising it will join the U.N.-backed COVAX program to receive supplies from its pool of donated vaccines next yea Tokyo Olympics: A success? A failure? And how to judge?How are we to judge the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics when they wrap up in two weeks Victoria records zero new local COVID-19 cases as vaccine hostilities escalateAustralia’s vaccine advisory group co-chair said young people should not get the AstraZeneca vaccine at this stage.