More important than the declaration of a public health emergency are the committee’s recommendations for preventing the spread of the #2019nCoV virus and ensuring a measured and evidence-based response"-@DrTedros
We call on all countries to implement decisions that are evidence-based & consistent. WHO stands ready to provide advice to any country that is considering which measures to take"-@DrTedros
-accelerate the development of vaccines, therapeutics & diagnostics;
-combat the spread of rumours & misinformation.
-review preparedness plans, identify gaps & evaluate the resources needed to identify, isolate & care for cases, & prevent transmission"-@DrTedros
-share data, knowledge & experience with WHO & the world.
The only way we will defeat this outbreak is for all countries to work together in a spirit of solidarity & cooperation. We are all in this together, & we can only stop it together"-@DrTedros #2019nCov
🇨🇳 has taken on the frontlines of this outbreak, with transparency, and, it is to be hoped, with success
WHO issues temporary recommendations. These are non-binding but practically & politically significant measures that can address travel, trade, quarantine, screening, treatment. WHO can also set global standards of practice
- Dr Houssin