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World Health Organization (WHO) published this video item, entitled “WHO’s Science in 5 on COVID-19 – Vaccine trials” – below is their description.
Episode #13 Science in 5 is WHO’s conversations in science. Watch WHO experts explain science related to COVID-19. Learn what scientists look for in the different phases of a clinical trial for a vaccine. What does it mean when a vaccine trial is halted due to an adverse event? WHO’s Dr Kate O’Brien explains in Science in 5 this week.World Health Organization (WHO) YouTube Channel
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- 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)
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The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. The WHO Constitution, which establishes the agency’s governing structure and principles, states its main objective as “the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.”