From the Highlights: " Public health systems are coming under severe strain as the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic continues. Countries must also continue to focus on other health emergencies and make progress against diseases such as malaria or poliomyelitis (polio). A new analysis on malaria supports the call to minimize disruptions to malaria prevention and treatment services during the COVID-19 pandemic. [...2] The WHO [World Health Organization] Regional Office for the Americas urges countries to strengthen vaccination against seasonal influenza and measles to prevent respiratory illness and vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks during the COVID-19 pandemic. [...3] The core protocol for therapeutics against COVID-19 has been published by the WHO R&D [research and development] Blueprint Working Group. [...4] The WHO Regional Director for Europe has emphasized the need to build sustainable people-centred long-term care in the wake of COVID-19. [...5] The WHO Regional Office for Europe has published key considerations for the gradual easing of the lockdown restrictions introduced by many countries in response to the spread of COVID-19 across the European Region."
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report No. 97
World Health Organization
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