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Expect 'lengthy' coronavirus pandemic, warns WHO - Times of India

The Emergency Committee on COVID-19, convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR), held its fourth meeting on 31 July. In its statement following the meeting, published today, it expressed “appreciation for WHO and partners’ COVID-19 pandemic response efforts, and highlighted the anticipated lengthy duration of this COVID-19 pandemic, noting the importance of sustained community, national, regional, and global response efforts.”  After a full discussion and review of the evidence, the Committee unanimously agreed that the outbreak still constitutes a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) and offered this advice to Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General.Dr Tedros accepted the advice of the Committee and confirmed that the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to constitute a PHEIC. The Director-General declared a PHEIC—WHO’s highest level of alarm under IHR—on 30 January at a time when there were fewer than 100 cases and no deaths outside China. He issued the Committee’s advice to States Parties as Temporary Recommendations under the IHR. “The pandemic is a once-in-a-century health crisis, the effects of which will be felt for decades to come," Dr Tedros told the Committee in his opening remarks on Friday. "Many countries that believed they were past the worst are now grappling with new outbreaks. Some that were less affected in the earliest weeks are now seeing escalating numbers of cases and deaths. And some that had large outbreaks have brought them under control." The Committee made a range of recommendations to both WHO and State Parties. It advised WHO to continue to mobilize global and regional multilateral organizations and partners for COVID-19 preparedness and response, to support Member States in maintaining health services, while accelerating the research and eventual access to diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines. It advised countries to support these research efforts, including through funding, and to join in efforts to allow equitable allocation of diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines by engaging in the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator among other initiatives.The committee also advised countries to strengthen public health surveillance for case identification and contact tracing, including in low-resource, vulnerable, or high-risk settings and to maintain essential health services with sufficient funding, supplies, and human resources. Countries were advised to implement proportionate measures and advice on travel, based on risk assessments, and to review these measures regularly.The Committee’s statement, with further details of the meeting and their recommendations, is available hereA list of the Committee members is available hereThe Emergency Committee will be reconvened again within three months or earlier, at the discretion of the Director-General.The Emergency Committee on COVID-19, convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR), held its fourth meeting on 31 July. In its statement following the meeting, published today, it expressed “appreciation for WHO and partners’ COVID-19 pandemic response efforts, and highlighted the anticipated lengthy duration of this COVID-19 pandemic, noting the importance of sustained community, national, regional, and global response efforts.”  After a full discussion and review of the evidence, the Committee unanimously agreed that the outbreak still constitutes a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) and offered this advice to Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General.Dr Tedros accepted the advice of the Committee and confirmed that the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to constitute a PHEIC. The Director-General declared a PHEIC—WHO’s highest level of alarm under IHR—on 30 January at a time when there were fewer than 100 cases and no deaths outside China. He issued the Committee’s advice to States Parties as Temporary Recommendations under the IHR. “The pandemic is a once-in-a-century health crisis, the effects of which will be felt for decades to come," Dr Tedros told the Committee in his opening remarks on Friday. "Many countries that believed they were past the worst are now grappling with new outbreaks. Some that were less affected in the earliest weeks are now seeing escalating numbers of cases and deaths. And some that had large outbreaks have brought them under control." The Committee made a range of recommendations to both WHO and State Parties. It advised WHO to continue to mobilize global and regional multilateral organizations and partners for COVID-19 preparedness and response, to support Member States in maintaining health services, while accelerating the research and eventual access to diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines. It advised countries to support these research efforts, including through funding, and to join in efforts to allow equitable allocation of diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines by engaging in the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator among other initiatives.The committee also advised countries to strengthen public health surveillance for case identification and contact tracing, including in low-resource, vulnerable, or high-risk settings and to maintain essential health services with sufficient funding, supplies, and human resources. Countries were advised to implement proportionate measures and advice on travel, based on risk assessments, and to review these measures regularly.The Committee’s statement, with further details of the meeting and their recommendations, is available hereA list of the Committee members is available hereThe Emergency Committee will be reconvened again within three months or earlier, at the discretion of the Director-General.

COVID-19 Emergency Committee highlights need for response efforts over long term

Expressing “appreciation for WHO and partners’ COVID-19 pandemic response efforts”, the emergency committee convened by the UN health agency’s chief, made it clear that there is not yet an end in sight to the public health crisis that has so far infected more than 17 million and killed over 650,000 people. |Expressing “appreciation for WHO and partners’ COVID-19 pandemic response efforts”, the emergency committee convened by the UN health agency’s chief, made it clear that there is not yet an end in

No end in sight to COVID crisis, and its impact will last for ‘decades to come’ | | UN News

World Health Organisation chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says the effects of Covid-19 "will be felt for decades to come" and that "we must learn to live with this virus". Video: WHOWorld Health Organisation chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says the effects of Covid-19 "will be felt for decades to come" and that "we must learn to live with this virus". Video: WHO

WHO chief: Covid-19 impact 'will be felt for decades to come'

COVID-19 killed more than 680,000 people and infected more than 17.5 million COVID-19 killed more than 680,000 people and infected more than 17.5 million

Record spikes in Asia as WHO issues grim coronavirus warning | Asia – Gulf News

6 months after declaring outbreak of the novel coronavirus a 'public health emergency of international concern,' global health body says risk posed by COVID-19 remains very high6 months after declaring outbreak of the novel coronavirus a 'public health emergency of international concern,' global health body says risk posed by COVID-19 remains very high

Expect a 'lengthy' coronavirus pandemic, WHO warns | The Times of Israel

The WHO said Friday that coronavirus pandemic effects would be felt for decades as its emergency committee assessed the situation six months after sounding its top alarm over the outbreak.The WHO said Friday that coronavirus pandemic effects would be felt for decades as its emergency committee assessed the situation six months after sounding its top alarm over the outbreak.

Virus effects to last decades, WHO says six months on - Health - The Jakarta Post

Southeast Asian countries reported record rises of new coronavirus cases on Saturday as the WHO warned the effects of the pandemic would be felt for decades and the scramble for a vaccine heated up. Six months after the World Health Organization declared a global emergency, the novel coronavirus hasSoutheast Asian countries reported record rises of new coronavirus cases on Saturday as the WHO warned the effects of the pandemic would be felt for decades and the scramble for a vaccine heated up. Six months after the World Health Organization declared a global emergency, the novel coronavirus has

Record spikes in Asia as WHO issues grim virus warning

The World Health Organization Director-General Tedrs Adhanom says the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic may be felt for “decades to come”, having already infected more than 17.6 million people and killed over 680,000. Tedros made the remarks at a meeting by the Emergency Committee on COVID-19.

Effects of pandemic could be felt for”decades to come”: WHO chief | CGTN Africa

The World Health Organization on Saturday warned the coronavirus pandemic was likely to be "lengthy" after its emergency committee met to evaluate the crisis six months after sounding the internation…The World Health Organization on Saturday warned the coronavirus pandemic was likely to be "lengthy" after its emergency committee met to evaluate the crisis six months after sounding the internation…

Coronavirus pandemic will be with us for a long time, WHO warns

The effects of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will be felt for decades after it has ended, World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General TedrosThe effects of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will be felt for decades after it has ended, World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday. "

Effects of the pandemic will be felt for decades, says WHO

The coronavirus transmission risk remains high, warned the World Health Organization during a meeting of its emergency committee. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the COVID-19 pandemic is a "once-in-a-century health crisis" with effects that will be felt for "decades to come.The coronavirus transmission risk remains high, warned the World Health Organization during a meeting of its emergency committee. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the COVID-19 pandemi…

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WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says effect of coronavirus will be felt for decades to come.WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says effect of coronavirus will be felt for decades to come.

WHO: Coronavirus pandemic is a 'once-in-a-century' health crisis | News | Al Jazeera

WHO chief calls for systematic serologic testing, which reveals what proportion of population could be immune - Anadolu AgencyWHO chief calls for systematic serologic testing, which reveals what proportion of population could be immune - Anadolu Agency

UN health agency: 'Must learn to live with COVID-19'

Nearly 700,000 people have succumbed to the pandemic over the past six months.Nearly 700,000 people have succumbed to the pandemic over the past six months.

Six months since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global public health emergency - World Socialist Web Site

The contrasting statements about the risk of Covid-19 to children came as the U.S. president continued to push for a full reopening of schools.The contrasting statements about the risk of Covid-19 to children came as the U.S. president continued to push for a full reopening of schools.

Trump: Young People 'Almost Immune' to Coronavirus. WHO Chief: No. | Common Dreams News

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The World Health Organization on Saturday warned the coronavirus pandemic was likely to be "lengthy" after its emergency committee met to evaluate the crisis six months after sounding the international alarm.Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The World Health Organization on Saturday warned the coronavirus pandemic was likely to be "lengthy" after its emergency committee met to evaluate the crisis six months after sounding the international alarm.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Expect 'Lengthy' Pandemic, Says WHO, Warns of 'Response Fatigue'; US Records Over 61,000 Cases in 24 Hours

The coronavirus pandemic is likely to be “lengthy,” the World Health Organisation has warned after its emergency committee met to evaluate the crisis six months after first declaring an international emergency. A “nuanced” approach to tackling Covid-19 is needed to reduce the risk of “response fatigue” as the diseases places continued social and economic pressures onThe coronavirus pandemic is likely to be “lengthy,” the World Health Organisation has warned after its emergency committee met to evaluate the crisis six months after first declaring an international

Coronavirus pandemic will be ‘lengthy’, World Health Organisation warns | The Independent

The World Health Organization reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Friday, with the total rising by 292,527. The biggest increases were from the United States, Brazil, India and South Africa, according to a daily report. Deaths rose by 6,812. The four countries have dominated global headlines with large outbreaks.The World Health Organization reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Friday, with the total rising by 292,527. The biggest increases were from the United States, Brazil, India and

WHO reports record daily increase in global coronavirus cases, up over 292,000 | Deccan Herald

The UN health agency on Saturday warned that the coronavirus pandemic would be lengthy and could lead to "response fatigue", as India and the Philippines reported a record rise in new cases. Six months after the World Health Organization declared a global emergency, the novel coronavirus has killed more than 680,000 people and infected more than 17.5 million, according to an AFP tally. Mexico also overtook Britain to became the third hardest hit...

WHO warns of long drawn out virus pandemic as Asia cases spike

The World Health Organization committee "highlighted the anticipated lengthy duration of this COVID-19 pandemic".The World Health Organization committee "highlighted the anticipated lengthy duration of this COVID-19 pandemic".

The WHO says coronavirus is a once-in-a century crisis that will impact lives for decades | SBS News

The pandemic is a once-in-a-century health crisis, the effects of which will be felt for decades to come, Tedros said.The pandemic is a once-in-a-century health crisis, the effects of which will be felt for decades to come, Tedros said.

WHO expects long-term response efforts against Covid-19 - News | Khaleej Times

The global death tally now stands at 679,600 The global death tally now stands at 679,600 

WHO: We must learn to live with this virus | Dhaka Tribune

The WHO sai that coronavirus pandemic effects would be felt for decades as its emergency committee assessed the situation six months after sounding its top alarm over the outbreak.The WHO sai that coronavirus pandemic effects would be felt for decades as its emergency committee assessed the situation six months after sounding its top alarm over the outbreak.

Coronavirus effects to last decades, WHO says six months on | Inquirer News

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at the emergency committee meeting said that the pandemic "is a once-in-a-century health crisis, the effects of which will be felt for decades to come." Watch: World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at the emergency committee meeting said that the pandemic "is a once-in-a-century health crisis, the effects of which will be felt for decades to come." Watch: 

Coronavirus effect will be felt for decades to come: WHO chief Tedros, World News | wionews.com

The pandemic has so far killed over 680,000 people and infected at least 17.7 million after breaking out for the first time in China last December.The pandemic has so far killed over 680,000 people and infected at least 17.7 million after breaking out for the first time in China last December.

The World Health Organization (WHO) director-general said the outbreak is a once-in-a-century health crisis.The World Health Organization (WHO) director-general said the outbreak is a once-in-a-century health crisis.

The effects of the coronavirus pandemic will be 'felt for decades to come,' WHO chief says | TheHill

The World Health Organization (WHO) director-general said the outbreak is a once-in-a-century health crisis.The World Health Organization (WHO) director-general said the outbreak is a once-in-a-century health crisis.

The effects of the coronavirus pandemic will be 'felt for decades to come,' WHO chief says | TheHill

WHO said spikes of cases in some countries are being driven in part by younger people.WHO said spikes of cases in some countries are being driven in part by younger people.

WHO Urges Young People To Avoid Nightclubs After A Recent Surge In COVID-19 Cases

With nearly 18 million worldwide and still counting, the coronavirus outbreak does not seem to stop its riot after a long seven months of the disaster. TheWith nearly 18 million worldwide and still counting, the coronavirus outbreak does not seem to stop its riot after a long seven months of the disaster. The

“Coronavirus Effect Will Last For Decades”, WHO Says | Inventiva

In other developments, some countries experiencing flare-ups reported record daily high case numbers, including Vietnam, the Philippines, and Poland.In other developments, some countries experiencing flare-ups reported record daily high case numbers, including Vietnam, the Philippines, and Poland.

WHO convenes COVID-19 emergency committee, updates travel guidance | CIDRAP

GENEVA: The WHO said on Friday that the effects of the coronavirus pandemic will be felt for decades as its emergency committee assessed the situation six months after sounding its top alarm over the outbreak.

WHO: Effects of Covid-19 to last decades | New Straits Times

The World Health Organization on Saturday warned the coronavirus pandemic was likely to be "lengthy" after its emergency committee met to evaluate the crisis six months after sounding the international alarm.The World Health Organization on Saturday warned the coronavirus pandemic was likely to be "lengthy" after its emergency committee met to evaluate the crisis six months after sounding the international alarm.

Expect "Lengthy" Coronavirus Pandemic: WHO

Every age group should take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and others from being infected with COVID-19, stated the director-general of the World health Organization (WHO) during a press conference on Thursday.Every age group should take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and others from being infected with COVID-19, stated the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) during a press conference on Thursday. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also acknowledged that long-term care facilities are being hit hard by the coronavirus in many countries. “In […]

All people should take precautions against COVID-19: WHO chief - UNTV News | UNTV News

The World Health Organization on Saturday warned the coronavirus pandemic was likely to be "lengthy" after its emergency committee met to evaluate ...The World Health Organization on Saturday warned the coronavirus pandemic was likely to be "lengthy" after its emergency committee met to evaluate ...

Expect 'lengthy' COVID-19 pandemic, WHO warns - CNA

COVID-19: You Are ‘Not Invincible,’ WHO Warns Young People

COVID-19: You Are ‘Not Invincible,’ WHO Warns Young People – Channels Television

As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, many are becoming frustrated with lockdowns and restrictions. Among those allowing their frustrations to cause them to break rules are young people across the world.As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, many are becoming frustrated with lockdowns and restrictions. Among those allowing their frustrations to cause them to break rules are young people across the world.

WHO warns of COVID-19 spike due to recklessness of youth

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has vowed to continue supporting South Africa's efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has vowed to continue supporting South Africa's efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19.

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said spike in coronavirus cases in some countries were being driven by young people ‘letting down their guard’. While addressing a virtual news conference in Geneva, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said younger people are at risk too and they must take the same precautions to protect themselves […]

Coronavirus spikes in some countries due to carelessness of some youths: WHO

Maria Van Kerkhove, a top WHO epidemiologist, said that night clubs were ‘amplifiers of transmission’.Maria Van Kerkhove, a top WHO epidemiologist, said that night clubs were ‘amplifiers of transmission’.

Coronavirus: ‘Young people are not invincible,’ warns WHO, says they are partly driving new cases

Maria Van Kerkhove, a top WHO epidemiologist, said that night clubs were ‘amplifiers of transmission’.Maria Van Kerkhove, a top WHO epidemiologist, said that night clubs were ‘amplifiers of transmission’.

Coronavirus: ‘Young people are not invincible,’ warns WHO, says they are partly driving new cases

The contrasting statements about the risk of Covid-19 to children came as the U.S. president continued to push for a full reopening of schools. President Donald Trump claimed Thursday that “young people are almost immune” to Covid-19—a statement that came the same day the World Health Organization chief stressed that children can be infected with the […]

Trump: Young people ‘almost immune’ to coronavirus. WHO chief: No. – Raw Story

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Can the Coronavirus Spread Through the Air? — Naharnet

Can the coronavirus spread through the air? Yes, it's possible. The World Health Organization recently acknowledged the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under... Can the coronavirus spread through the air? Yes, it's possible. The World Health Organization recently acknowledged the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under...

Dr Tedros warned that 'young people are not invincible' and have a responsibility to protect othersDr Tedros warned that 'young people are not invincible' and have a responsibility to protect others

Young people 'letting their guard down' are driving Covid resurgence, WHO warns

The head of the World Health Organization says some European countries have seen a resurgence in coronavirus cases partly because young people are not taking the risk seriously enough.The head of the World Health Organization says some European countries have seen a resurgence in coronavirus cases partly because young people are not taking the risk seriously enough.

WHO: Young people not cautious enough about virus | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

Young people letting down their guard to enjoy the summer holidays are partly driving a spike in new COVID-19 cases in some countries, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.Young people letting down their guard to enjoy the summer holidays are partly driving a spike in new COVID-19 cases in some countries, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

WHO warns partying youngsters not to 'let down guard' on COVID-19 - Reuters