Covid FAQ

Mental health related issues and COVID-19

by globalhealth on Mar 23, 2020 in Covid FAQ
Since January when the World Health Organization (WHO) determined the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, to be a “public health emergency of international concern”, stress levels everywhere have continued to mount. Link: https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/03/1059542 Link:...

The term quarantine, quantitatively refers to 40 days, but currently isolation for 14 days is accepted worldwide. According to the dynamics of the infection, would it be more convenient to adjust the isolation measures for 40 days? 

by globalhealth on Mar 23, 2020 in Covid FAQ
According to Health24 news, Researchers say the average incubation period for the Covid-19 period is about five days, confirming that the 14-day quarantine period being used by most health authorities cross the globe is “appropriate”. Link:...

If funding is available immediately, where is the best place this funding can be spent in already vulnerable countries?

by globalhealth on Mar 23, 2020 in Covid FAQ
According to the New Humanitarian, the WHO had, as of 1 February, estimated new global spending requirements of $675 million for three months of “priority public health measures”. It set out planning assumptions in a 28-page document, adding international measures, including research needs. The bulk of it, $640...

Where can we get the coronavirus diagnostic kit? 

by globalhealth on Mar 23, 2020 in Covid FAQ
There is no specific answer to this but suspected cases should be screened for the virus with nucleic acid amplification tests (NAAT), such as RT-PCR. If testing for COVID-19 is not yet available nationally, specimens should be referred. A list of WHO reference laboratories providing confirmatory testing for COVID-19 and...

How stable is the coronavirus?  

by globalhealth on Mar 23, 2020 in Covid FAQ
The virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces, according to a new study from National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University scientists in The New England Journal of Medicine. Link:...

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