More Than 46M COVID-19 Cases, 1.2M Deaths Worldwide, WHO Reports, Highlighting Growing Risk Among Young People, Importance Of Flu Surveillance

Al Jazeera: ‘Critical moment’ as Europe, N. Africa see COVID-19 surge: WHO
“Governments face another ‘critical moment for action’ as coronavirus cases surge in parts of Europe and North Africa, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), said in his latest briefing on the pandemic…” (11/3).

CNN: WHO reports 46 million global Covid-19 cases, with a growing proportion among young people
“As of November 1, there have been 46 million coronavirus cases and 1.2 million deaths globally, according to the World Health Organization’s weekly Covid-19 update. … The WHO also notes increasing reports of long-term effects of coronavirus, including among younger people. While the trend in cases is shifting among age groups, older people remain the most vulnerable to illness and death from Covid-19…” (Mascarenhas, 11/3).

Xinhua: WHO highlights influenza risk for young children, pregnant women during COVID-19
“Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) highlighted on Monday the influenza risk for young children and pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic, calling for strong surveillance and testing. Maria Van Kerkhove, technical lead for WHO’s Health Emergencies Program, said at a WHO press briefing on Monday that it’s still unknown how the coming influenza season in the Northern Hemisphere is to unfold…” (11/2).

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