COVID-19: Suppress, suppress, suppress the virus

Two essential elements to address the #COVID19 pandemic effectively:

“Every life lost matters. I know many of you are grieving and that this is a difficult moment for the world. But I want to be clear, there are green shoots of hope and no matter where a country, a region, a city or a town is – it’s never too late to turn the outbreak around.” WHO Director-General Dr Tedros.

“There are two essential elements to addressing the pandemic effectively:
Leaders must step up to take action and citizens need to embrace new measures.”

watch the entire press conference of 10 August 2020 here: https://youtu.be/pFt08Drqa4E

In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Vaccine update 22 Feb – Australia joins global vaccine blitz as UK, US ramp up targets | ABC News
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  • COVID-19: Your vaccine rollout questions answered | 7NEWS
  • Israel Eases Lockdown Restrictions And Reopens Economy
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