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FACT: Studies show hydroxychloroquine does not have clinical benefits in treating COVID-19 Hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine, a treatment for malaria, lupus erythematosus, and rheumatoid arthritis, has been under study as a possible treatment for COVID-19. Current data shows that this drug does not reduce deaths among hospitalised COVID-19 patients, nor help people with moderate disease.* The use of hydoxychloroquine and chloroquine is accepted as generally safe for patients with malaria and autoimmune diseases, but its use where not indicated and without medical supervision can cause serious side effects and should be avoided. * More decisive research is needed to assess its value in patients with mild disease or as pre- or post-exposure prophylaxis in patients exposed to COVID-19. FACT: People should NOT wear masks while exercising People should NOT wear masks when exercising, as masks may reduce the ability to breathe comfortably. The prolonged use of medical masks can be uncomfortable.

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Wuhan whistle-blower doctors warn of deadlier Covid-19 reinfection - Advertisement - Doctors in China have warned that the Covid-19 could be even deadlier for patients who catch it again. According to a report in the New York Post last week, the whistle-blower physicians in Wuhan have found that medically cleared patients have been getting reinfected. Covid Performance - Lowy Institute More analysis Coronavirus continues to spread worldwide with more than 90 million confirmed cases across 190 countries and two million deaths as of mid-January 2021. For nearly a year, governments and societies have been turned inwards to fight an invisible enemy, exposing competing structures, vulnerabilities, and political priorities. The pandemic has also given rise to an ‘infodemic’ of narratives and counter-narratives about what kinds of states are inherently better suited to combatting the virus.

Infection prevention and control Infection prevention and control during health care when novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection is suspected This is the first edition of guidance on infection prevention and control (IPC) strategies for use when infection with a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is suspected. It has been adapted from WHO’s Infection prevention and control during health care for probable or confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, based on current knowledge of the situation in China and other countries where cases were identified and experiences with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)-CoV and MERS-CoV. Infection Prevention and Control for the safe management of a dead body in the context of COVID-19 This interim guidance is for all those, including managers of health care facilities and mortuaries, religious and public health authorities, and families, who tend to the bodies of persons who have died of suspected or confirmed COVID-19.

Opinion: Five lasting implications of COVID-19 for Canada and the world Kevin Lynch, vice-chair, BMO Financial Group, and former Clerk of the Privy Council Paul Deegan, CEO, Deegan Public Strategies and former deputy executive director, National Economic Council, the White House Governments, businesses and households globally have been shocked and shaken to the core by the COVID-19 pandemic. Right now, public health protocols to slow the spread of the virus are the priority, and this has required unprecedented degrees of business and social shutdowns in Canada and elsewhere. Canadian businesses and workers are in urgent need of three things: liquidity, liquidity and liquidity. During times like these, speed wins, and simplicity in stimulus delivery is its enabler.

See How Coronavirus Restrictions Compare to Case Counts in Every State Coronavirus cases are rising in almost every U.S. state. But the surge is worst now in places where leaders neglected to keep up forceful virus containment efforts or failed to implement basic measures like mask mandates in the first place, according to a New York Times analysis of data from the University of Oxford. Using an index that tracks policy responses to the pandemic, these charts show the number of new virus cases and hospitalizations in each state relative to the state’s recent containment measures. ⟵ Fewer Containment measures More ⟶

Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Novel Coronavirus Версию этого курса на русском языке найти можно по этой ссылке: The Japanese version of this course is available here: La version française de ce cours est disponible sur: The Indonesian version of this course is available here: La versión en español de este curso está disponible aquí: A versão em português deste curso está disponível aqui:

China’s Economy Shrinks, Ending a Nearly Half-Century of Growth BEIJING — The coronavirus outbreak has brought China’s extraordinary, nearly half-century-long run of growth to an end — a stark reminder of the enormous task ahead for world leaders trying to restart the global economy. Chinese officials on Friday said that the world’s second-largest economy shrank 6.8 percent in the first three months of the year compared with a year ago, ending a streak of untrammeled growth that survived the Tiananmen Square crackdown, the SARS epidemic and even the global financial crisis. The data reflects China’s drastic efforts to stamp out the coronavirus, which included shutting down most factories and offices in January and February as the outbreak sickened tens of thousands of people. The stark numbers make clear how monumental the challenge of getting the global economy back on its feet will be. Now China is trying to restart its vast, $14 trillion economy, an effort that could give the rest of the world a much-needed shot in the arm. Mr.

New, contagious coronavirus variant could worsen pandemic, CDC warns A variant first identified in Britain known as B.1.1.7 is being found in the US as well, and modeling indicates it could worsen the already terrible spread of the virus across the country, the CDC researchers said. That means people need to try harder to wear masks, avoid gatherings and stay socially distant from one another. "It means that it is going to be harder and harder to control it. Any of those measures we are going to have to do to a higher degree, including vaccination," Dr.

Director-General's opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 - 27 April 2020 Good morning, good afternoon and good evening. First of all, we’re pleased to have interpretation services available in Portuguese today, and I’d like to welcome all Portuguese-speaking journalists. The next will be Swahili and Hindi, and we will continue as WHO to invest in multilingualism, because our beauty is our diversity. WHO remains committed to providing access to as much as information as possible, in as many languages as possible, and reach every corner of our world.

Former world leaders call for G20 to coordinate corona response – Government & civil service news G20 leaders at the Osaka Summit in 2019. (Image courtesy: The Kremlin). In an open letter to G20 leaders, 92 former presidents and prime ministers have urged coordinated global leadership in the fight against coronavirus. “We are writing to call for immediate internationally coordinated action – within the next few days – to address our deepening global health and economic crises caused by COVID-19,” the letter, published on 6 April, says. The former leaders note that the G20 Extraordinary Leaders’ Summit on 26 March “recognised the gravity and urgency of the combined public health and economic crisis”, and argue that specific measures must now be agreed upon “with speed and at scale”.