WHO launches coronavirus health alert on WhatsApp

Clay Curtis
March 24, 2020

The WHO said that around the world, a significant number of patients being treated for COVID-19 happen to be under the age of 50. "You can see how the virus is accelerating", he said at a press conference in Geneva.

One recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that almost 40 per cent of hospitalized patients were aged 20 to 54.

WHO, a specialised agency of the United Nations responsible for worldwide public health, unveiled the service on March 20 after a partnership with WhatsApp's parent company, Facebook.

Dr. Alon Vaisman, an infectious disease expert in Toronto, cautioned that younger people can't pass this virus off as a common cold or flu.

World Health Organization senior adviser Bruce Aylward, meanwhile, has said that there is a concern about young people being dismissive about the threat posed by the deadly virus.

"Even if you don't get sick, the choices you make about where you go could be the difference between life and death for someone else", he added.

"We need unity in the G-20 countries", he said.

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Gaynor insisted that donations are presently sufficient. "We have tremendous numbers of companies making equipment", Mr. The US has reported more than 25,000 coronavirus cases with over 300 deaths.

"We're now finalising the arrangements and coordinating shipments so we can refill our warehouse to ship personal protective equipment to whoever needs it most".

"Using untested medicines without the right evidence could raise false hope and even do more harm than good, and cause a shortage of essential medicines that are needed to treat other diseases", he said.

"Yesterday, Wuhan, China, reported no new cases for the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak started".

"We are feeding into the IOC (International Olympic Committee) and the Japanese government and the Tokyo 2020 Committee's deliberations on this and I believe a decision will be made very soon regarding the future of the Games", executive director of the WHO's Health Emergencies Program Michael Ryan said.

The date of March 21 was the day we experienced the most loss of life due to coronavirus.

"We will work hard on the vaccines, the vaccines will come, but we need to get down and do what we need to do now".

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