WHO DG Advises Nations To Continue Coronavirus Mitigation Strategies; WHO Experts Discuss Lessons Learned, Pandemic Trajectory

Reuters: Europe, North America should learn from Asia on COVID-19 — WHO expert
“Europe and North America should follow the example of Asian states by persevering with anti-COVID measures and quarantining anyone who comes into contact with infected people, a World Health Organization (WHO) expert said on Monday…” (Nebehay/Shields, 10/19).

The Telegraph: Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove: ‘There are no inevitable subsequent peaks or waves of coronavirus’
“Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove is an American epidemiologist and a technical lead on the World Health Organization’s Covid-19 response program. She spoke to the Telegraph’s Global Health Security team about how coronavirus has worsened existing inequalities, the gendered nature of the international community’s response, and why repeated waves of the disease are far from ‘inevitable’…” (Penna, 10/20).

U.N. News: Focus on fundamentals as COVID-19 caseloads rise: WHO
“As COVID-19 cases continue to accelerate, particularly in Europe and North America, the World Health Organization (WHO) is advising governments and people everywhere not to let their guard down, for the benefit of those hospitalized, or working on the front line of the battle to end the pandemic…” (10/19).

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