There’s a lot of information out there about how governments, health professionals and the general public should respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. WHO has published guidance and advice every step of the way. During health emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic, one of WHO’s most vital roles is to gather data and research from around the world, evaluate it, and then advise countries on how to respond.
The World Health Organization warned Thursday there is no going back to the “old normal” as the coronavirus pandemic accelerates in the United States and poorer, developing countries. Half of all Covid-19 cases reported so far are from the United States, Brazil and India, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a news conference from the agency’s Geneva headquarters.
Seven months into the pandemic, cloth masks are now fashion statements. But when you’re building up your wardrobe, it’s worth considering not just your mask’s pattern, but its protective power. Fabric masks slow the spread of viruses from the wearer to others. But their efficacy depends on how they’re made.
World Health Organization officials said Friday that it’s “very unlikely” countries across the globe can eradicate the coronavirus and may need to reinstate some lockdown measure as clusters of cases quickly become outbreaks that spread like “a forest fire.”
The World Health Organization has issued a new scientific brief that summarizes what’s known about the different ways the coronavirus can transmit. The ten-page brief, posted July 9, considers all the ways researchers think the coronavirus may be able to spread: through close contact with droplets expelled when an infected person coughs, sneezes, speaks or breathes; through the expulsion of small microdroplets that have the potential to spread over greater distances; and through contaminated surfaces.
The director-general of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said Tuesday the coronavirus outbreak is “accelerating, and we have clearly not reached the peak of the pandemic.” “More than six months in, the case for national unity and global solidarity is undeniable,” he said at a WHO briefing Tuesday.
The World Health Organization confirmed there is “emerging evidence” of airborne transmission of the coronavirus following the publication of a letter Monday signed by 239 scientists that urged the agency to be more forthcoming about the likelihood that people can catch the virus from droplets floating in the air.
Coronavirus can be airborne and these 239 scientists want people to know about aerosol and droplet transmission of Covid-19.
Six months into a pandemic that has killed over half a million people, more than 200 scientists from around the world are challenging the official view of how the coronavirus spreads. The World Health Organization and the U.S.
Swedish state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell has rejected a warning from the World Health Organization that included Sweden among countries in Europe at risk of a Covid-19 resurgence. The WHO on Thursday warned that several countries and territories were seeing a rise in infections. Eleven were in the UN agency’s Europe region.