World Health Organization posts record high global virus cases

World Health Organization posts record high global virus cases

World Health Organization posts record high global virus cases

China also reportedly stalled for two weeks before providing World Health Organization with data on patients and cases, costing valuable time when the virus could have arguably been more effectively slowed or contained.

"This is a move in the right direction, albeit a small one".

The possibility of airborne transmission of COVID-19 is now being studied and requires further research and evidence, Spokesperson for the National Epidemiological Committee Nazir Obaidat told The Jordan Times on Wednesday over the phone.

Thursday's scientific brief also said respiratory droplets from infected individuals can also land on objects, creating fomites - contaminated surfaces.

The report comes in the wake of an open letter written by over 200 scientists urging the global body to update its guidelines on how the respiratory disease spreads to include aerosol transmission.

"Even as we fight this pandemic, we must be readying ourselves for future global outbreaks and the many other challenges of our time such as antimicrobial resistance, inequality and the climate crisis", he said. As already reported, Dr. Trish Greenhalgh, a professor of primary health care at the University of Oxford said the WHO's new scientific brief is not convincing as it is clear that the members of the committee interpreted the evidence differently. World Health Organization has repeatedly said "such transmission is rare" despite a growing consensus among scientists globally that asymptomatic spread likely accounts for a significant amount of transmission.

In a press briefing on Thursday, Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the US Nationwide Institute of Allergy and Infectious Illnesses, mentioned there's not plenty of strong proof but on the airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2, however added: "I feel it's an affordable assumption that it does happen".

There is a variation between the particles launched when someone coughs or sneezes and transmits Covid-19 in contrast with aerosolized particles, mentioned Brittany Kmush, an assistant professor who specializes in general public well being and infectious ailments at Syracuse College in NY.

Dr Maria Van Kerkhove went on to say that a "comprehensive package of interventions is required to be able to stop transmission".

World Health Organization defines aerosols as being below 5 microns as a result of exclusively particles that small may float within the air lengthy sufficient to be inhaled. However, there's a lot of research ongoing in this area, and evidence supports that transmission is predominantly through the droplets and prolonged contact.

According to him, people in such rooms are at the highest risk to get infected with the virus, especially those who are not wearing face masks. As more information become available, we always look at the guidance and we aim to update all of our guidance regularly.

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