Tag: <span>WHO</span>

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The more RNA virus load, the more organ damage

Among the greatest unknowns of COVID-19 is why the disease is so lethal for some people and so mild for others. Although various hypotheses have been proposed to explain this fact, a team from the Department of Clinical Microbiology at Nanchang University in China has shown that there is a clear relationship between damage to...

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WHO does not endorse an immunity passport

The scientific evidence gathered so far does not provide certainty that a person who has contracted the coronavirus, has recovered, and has generated antibodies is protected against a second infection, leaving behind the idea of an immunity passport, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This is WHO’s reaction to claims by some governments that...

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6 steps every country must take now to prevent coronavirus deaths

With more than a billion new people on lockdown this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) had a simple request: don’t waste this opportunity. Physical distancing measures such as lockdowns only slow the virus’ spread, WHO officials warned. They can’t eradicate it. Cancelled events, closed schools and stay-at-home orders buy countries time to develop targeted...