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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report - 94   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Highlights: "[1] The Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) has launched a GOARN COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] Knowledge hub. The hub is designed as a central repository of quality public health information, guidance, tools and webinars which can be accessed freely at any point. [2] WHO [World Health Organization] Director-General Dr. Tedros, in his regular media briefing yesterday, cautioned that 'we have a long way to go. This virus will be with us for a long time'. He added that 'the world cannot go back to the way things were. There must be a 'new normal' - a world that is healthier, safer and better prepared'. [...3] WHO has published guidance 'Addressing Human Rights as Key to the COVID-19 Response'. The guidance document highlights the importance of integrating a human rights-based approach into the COVID-19 response and highlights key considerations in relation to addressing stigma and discrimination, prevention of violence against women, support for vulnerable populations, quarantine and restrictive measures, and shortages of supplies and equipment. [4] All available evidence for COVID-19 suggests that SARS-CoV-2 [severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2] has a zoonotic source. Many researchers have been able to look at the genomic features of SARS-CoV-2 and have found that evidence does not support that SARS-CoV-2 is a laboratory construct. A constructed virus would show a mix of known elements within genomic sequences - this is not the case."

Report Number:
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report No. 94
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Date:
2020-04-23
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World Health Organization
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World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/
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