Covid-19 Updates

Coronavirus: Rio Carnival postponed for first time in 100 years | World News

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 72%. (I’m a bot) Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival has been postponed for the first time in a century as Brazil continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic. Brazil’s first confirmed coronavirus case was on 26 February, one day after this year’s carnival ended. The death toll in Latin America’s largest country is 139,808, the second…

COVID-19 vaccine has 98 percent success rate in Johnson & Johnson early trial

‘Pharmaceutical manufacturer Johnson & Johnson announced Friday that early trials of a COVID-19 vaccine showed a 98 percent success rate in showing a boost in the immune system. According to research from Johnson & Johnson, the vaccine enabled 98 percent of those who took it to create antibodies that fight off the coronavirus infection. Those neutralizing antibodies were present 29 days after receiving the vaccination….

Europe’s second wave is here: France and the UK recorded their highest daily COVID-19 cases ever, and the EU warned...

depending on study, between 10-30% of people with serious symptoms will have moderate to severe lung damage as a result… so while very few people die, hundreds of thousands of people will be left with lung damage, leaving them susceptible to future illnesses none the less, regardless of if u see it as a threat to you, your kids or grandparents. just wear a mast…

‘Very likely’ COVID-19 deaths could top 2 million, WHO official warns

Dexamethasone could help; however it seems like some countries are still misreporting…or at least not getting all the reports to keep updates accurate. getting similar population groupings and comparing the deviance from some means has their gaps too wide. (say groups of ~100m, grouped by cultural/economic groupings.) Some numbers seem to have 40% deviance, one from the other. edit: forgot to add their philosophy on

UNGA Virtual high-level side event on mitigating the impact of COVID-19

Stewart Simonson, Assistant Director-General, WUN, moderated a high-level event hosted by the Co-Chairs of the Group of Friends of Solidarity for Global Health Security on Protraction of the COVID-19 Crisis: Mitigating the impact and protecting future generations. The event looked at the impact of the protraction of COVID-19 on future generations, and the importance of mitigating these impacts, as well as what UN, Member States…

Conflict, climate crisis and COVID-19 pose great threats to the health of women and children

25 September 2020 – Fragile gains made to advance women and children’s health are threatened by conflict, the climate crisis and COVID-19, according to a new report from Every Woman Every Child. Protect the Progress: Rise, Refocus, Recover, 2020 highlights that since the Every Woman Every Child movement was launched 10 years ago, spearheaded by the United Nations Secretary-General, there has been remarkable progress in…

Australia’s commitment to eliminating cervical cancer

The Australian government has reaffirmed its commitment to cervical cancer elimination in a statement on the recent adoption of the Global Strategy. Australia played a critical role in the development of the World Health Assembly resolution. While striving to eliminate cervical cancer within its borders by 2035, the country is also supporting the global community in achieving the strategy’s 90-70-90 targets. The Honorable Greg Hunt,…

FAO, OIE, and WHO launch new online training on navigating the Tripartite Zoonoses Guide (TZG)

Zoonotic diseases can have reaching impacts on the health of people, animals, environments, economies and health systems globally. Countries must be prepared to detect, prevent and respond to these emerging and endemic diseases. The Tripartite organisations (FAO, OIE and WHO) have launched a guide entitled ‘Taking a Multisectoral, One Health Approach: A Tripartite Guide to Addressing Zoonotic Diseases in Countries’, the TZG, to support countries…