From the Highlights: " WHO [World Health Organization] has published a new guidance on Considerations for school-related public health measures in the context of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] as an annex to earlier guidance on adjusting public health and social measures published on 15 April 2020.  WHO has issued a Statement on Tobacco use and COVID-19. Tobacco smoking is a known risk factor for many respiratory infections and increases the severity of respiratory diseases. A review of studies by public health experts convened by WHO found that smokers are more likely to develop severe disease with COVID-19, compared to non-smokers. WHO urges researchers, scientists and the media to be cautious about amplifying unproven claims that tobacco or nicotine could reduce the risk of COVID-19.  The Director-General Dr. Tedros in his media briefing yesterday, urged a slow, steady, lifting of public health and social measures (so called lockdowns), which is key to stimulating economies, while also keeping a vigilant eye on the virus so that control measures can be quickly implemented if an upswing in cases is identified."
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Situation Report No.113
World Health Organization
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