There’s an important “window of opportunity” to block the coronavirus outbreak—but countries need to share information openly, warned WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at a technical briefing in Geneva yesterday, according to the BBC.
Will the extraordinary and controversial efforts to contain the coronavirus work? This week could prove critical, University of Hong Kong epidemiologist Ben Cowling tells TIME: “What we’re worried about is that we don’t see any reduction in the steady increase,” Cowling…
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus kicked off the agency’s 146th Executive Board meeting in Geneva this morning with a rundown of WHO-led accomplishments in 2019—and a call for solidarity in the face of a challenging year ahead.
Confirmed coronavirus cases shot up over the weekend to 17,205 as of this a.m.—a grim marker that spurred a growing resignation that the outbreak will likely become a pandemic, the New York Times reports.
he coronavirus outbreak is officially a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, according to the WHO—but the organization is confident the spread can be contained.
Australian scientists have created the first lab-grown recreation of the coronavirus outside of China, which could prove crucial in developing a vaccine and testing patients who don’t show symptoms, Reuters reports.
Coronavirus cases hit 6,000 this a.m.
The coronavirus outbreak is putting China’s chronically overloaded health care system under enormous strain, The New York Times reports. 8 hospitals in Hubei province (which includes Wuhan) issued urgent appeals last week for medical equipment. Some medical staff “have…
Chinese health officials are now warning that the fast-spreading coronavirus could be contagious before symptoms arise, adding to concern that quarantines won’t stop the spread, according to The Washington Post.
Despite surging case numbers, the coronavirus outbreak is not yet an international health emergency, WHO announced yesterday, STAT reports. “Make no mistake: This is an emergency in China,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. “But it has not yet become a global…