Q&A on COVID-19 vs flu #askWHO with WHO’s Dr Sylvie Briand

Recorded version of the live Q&A #askWHO with Dr Sylvie Briand, Director, Global Infectious Hazard Preparedness at WHO and Christopher Black, Multimedia Producer in WHO’s Communication Department. The show looks at COVID-19 vs flu and was originally broadcast on the 4th of March 2020, live from WHO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland.

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

  • Eight patients die in Covid-19 outbreak at Welsh hospital | ITV News
  • U.K.’s Johnson: Don’t Want Return to National Lockdown
  • COVID-19 and the Law Colloquium Series | Elections
  • Africa’s private sector has ‘significant’ role in combatting Covid-19
  • This Robot Can Produce More Than 2,000 Covid-19 Tests Per Day
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