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WhatsApp and Coronavirus

How WhatsApp can help you stay connected during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic WhatsApp helps you connect with those who matter most. Here are some of the ways you can use WhatsApp to look after friends and family, stay up to date with the latest official health information, and share information responsibly. If you’re new to WhatsApp or just need a refresher, here is a step-by-step …

Who is the Leader of The Coronavirus-Denial Movement by URI FRIEDMAN

He’s described the illness as a “little flu,” a trifling “cold.” He’s accused the media of manufacturing “hysteria”—even as confirmed cases of the coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, soar to well over half a million and deaths to roughly 25,000 worldwide. The coronavirus-denial movement officially has a leader, and it’s Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Nicknamed the “Trump of the Tropics,” Bolsonaro has sought to …

Transmission of Coronavirus

Some details about how the disease is spread are still being determined BThe disease is believed to be primarily spread during close contact and by small droplets produced during coughing, sneezing, or talking; with close contact being within 1 to 2 metres (3 to 6 feet). Studies have found that an uncovered coughing can lead to droplets travelling up to 4.5 metres (15 feet) to 8.2 metres (27 feet).  Respiratory droplets may also …

Duration of the coronavirus pandemic

The WHO asserts that the pandemic can be controlled. The peak and ultimate duration of the outbreak are uncertain and may differ by location. Maciej Boni of Penn State University stated, “Left unchecked, infectious outbreaks typically plateau and then start to decline when the disease runs out of available hosts. But it’s almost impossible to make any sensible projection right now about when that will …

Coronavirus: Infection prevention and control

Infection prevention and control during health care when novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection is suspected This is the first edition of guidance on infection prevention and control (IPC) strategies for use when infection with a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is suspected. It has been adapted from WHO’s Infection prevention and control during health care for probable or confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection, based on current …

Critical preparedness, readiness and response actions for COVID-19

Critical preparedness, readiness and response actionsWHO has defined four transmission scenarios for COVID-19:1. Countries with no cases (No cases);2. Countries with 1 or more cases, imported or locally detected (Sporadic cases);3. Countries experiencing cases clusters in time, geographic location and/or common exposure (Clusters of cases);4. Countries experiencing larger outbreaks of local transmission (Community transmission). This document describes the preparedness, readiness and response actions for COVID-19 …

Parenting in the Corona times

To help parents interact constructively with their children during this time of confinement, these six one-page tips for parents cover planning one-on-one time, staying positive, creating a daily routine, avoiding bad behaviour, managing stress, and talking about COVID-19. Use them to your and your kids’ advantage, and have fun in doing so.  

Coronavirus: When to use masks

Wear a mask if you are coughing or sneezing. If you are healthy, you only need to wear a mask if you are taking care of a person with suspected 2019-nCoV infection. Masks are effective only when used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water. If you wear a mask, then you must know how to use it and …

Are there any specific medicines to prevent or treat coronavirus?

To date, there is no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV). However, those infected with the virus should receive appropriate care to relieve and treat symptoms, and those with severe illness should receive optimized supportive care. Some specific treatments are under investigation, and will be tested through clinical trials. WHO is helping to accelerate research and development efforts with a …