World Well being Group holds Q&A on the coronavirus outbreak
World Well being Group officers are holding a question-and-answer session on Wednesday to replace the general public on the coronavirus outbreak that has contaminated greater than 35.8 million individuals throughout the globe.
Dr. Mike Ryan, government director of the WHO’s well being emergencies program, and Maria Van Kerkhove, head of the WHO’s rising illnesses and zoonosis unit, are set to reply questions from the general public.
The briefing comes as new circumstances proceed to rise throughout a lot of the Northern hemisphere, particularly in Europe, the place WHO officers stated “Covid-19 fatigue” is sporting down the general public.
WHO officers additionally stated earlier this week that its “finest estimates” point out that roughly 1 in 10 individuals worldwide could have been contaminated by the coronavirus. That finally means “the overwhelming majority of the world stays in danger,” Ryan stated Monday.
He added that via tried and true public well being measures similar to testing, contact tracing and the isolation of doubtless infectious individuals, can nonetheless save lives.
“Many deaths have been averted and lots of extra lives may be protected,” Ryan stated.
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