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Why does the World Health Organization still treat COVID-19 as a pandemic, when it is now reportedly causing fewer deaths than influenza?

Supposedly the World Health Organization is the top authority worldwide for public health. One would hope that they base their decisions on empirical data and not beliefs. However, from my perspective,...
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From R naught to infectious number [closed]

R naught is defined as number of infections from one sick person, and most of the paper when simulating the infectious number tends to directly multiply the current infectious number by R naught to ...
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How did WHO estimate the number of suspected worldwide COVID-19 cases?

A couple of days ago World Health Organization said that around 780 million people worldwide (or one in ten people worldwide) are suspected to have had COVID-19. (One in 10 worldwide may have had ...
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What are some medical conditions and disabilities that might prevent someone from wearing a face covering during the COVID-19 outbreak?

In Oregon, my local news station said that many local businesses, such as airports, are requiring that everyone wear masks or face coverings to slow the spread of COVID-19. They said that those who ...
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Why Dengue is considered an Epidemic and not a Pandemic? [closed]

According to Pandemic (and many other sources with similar definitions) a Pandemic is an epidemic of disease that has spread across a large region, for instance multiple continents or worldwide, ...
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