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Is the WHO guideline on registering covid-19 deaths very expansive?

I would say that the guideline gives physicians quite a bit of leeway in determining a death is caused by COVID-19. The standard is not "any positive test + death = COVID-caused death"; it ...
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What does 'No outcome of interest' mean?

"Outcome" in medical research is also sometimes called an "endpoint" and in a statistics class you might have heard it called the "dependent variable". It's the thing you ...
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(Why) doesn't Moderna's Covid vaccine have an INN?

The "-meran" suffix was selected by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a common stem suffix for mRNA drug products in 2016 (though the technology originated in the early 1990s). Curevac ...
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Why doesn't WHO think wearing mask is protection measure for COVID-19?

CDC website: Blanks labels PPE is the least effective control because it involves a high level of worker involvement and is highly dependent on proper fit and correct, consistent use. e.g. The ...
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Has World Health Organization provided nutrition/diet/exercise guidelines to strengthen the human immune system for better responding to COVID-19?

There are guidelines actually: In the Campains section there are the following links: Feeding babies and young children during the COVID-19 outbreak April 2020 Proper nutrition is vital in the ...
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Why not "increase temperature indoors to 30 Celsius or more + hydration" as a measure to slow down the new coronavirus spread?

When you say slow down the rate of transmission indoors, most countries that I know of with this condition are in lock-down or practicising social distancing to reduce the risk of spread. So, I ...
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Why is there no triptan on the WHO's list of essential medicine?

The following is from the 2007 WHO Expert Committee meeting regarding the addition of sumitriptan: The Committee noted that the application was generally of poor quality and provided only a ...
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How do I determine a target time frame for breastfeeding?

The question implies that breastfeeding is an unpleasant and inconvenient thing that should be put up with as long as possible to give a baby "enough" benefit, at which time the box can be ticked and ...
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As ICD is a global standardization of diseases, is there a global standardization of drugs and if not, why?

I think the closest thing to a "standardization of drugs" are the pharmacopeia: USP European Pharmacopoeia Japanese Pharmacopoeia (just some examples) As you will notice, these are not global ...
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As ICD is a global standardization of diseases, is there a global standardization of drugs and if not, why?

The idea that the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) forms an international standard on health problems is contentious within some groups of people ...
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How do I determine a target time frame for breastfeeding?

The evidence for a specific timeframe beyond six months is inconclusive. Therefore: When to wean is a personal choice that has to look at the health of both: mother and child. "Individual infants must ...
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How serious is the antibiotic resistance problem?

Pneumococcal pneumonia was the most prevalent form of bacterial pneumonia in the community at over 70% of cases but that number has drastically fallen presumably due to the use of pneumococcal ...
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Why doesn't WHO think wearing mask is protection measure for COVID-19?

Update: April 2 news is that the WHO has now commissioned a panel to study the problem further: Should more of us wear face masks to help slow the spread of coronavirus? This question is to be ...
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Important thresholds in the number of postive cases of COVID-19 per capita

There hasn't been anything like this published to my knowledge, but this will almost entirely be because this sort of thing doesn't really mean anything unless taken in the context of the socio-...
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How did WHO estimate the number of suspected worldwide COVID-19 cases?

Mike Ryan wasn't quoted correctly. Here is the explanation of his statement from a virtual press conference (COVID-19 Virtual Press conference transcript - 12 October 2020): AN: Good evening. Hello. ...
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How did WHO estimate the number of suspected worldwide COVID-19 cases?

Your post links to a BBC News article. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-54422023 The BBC News article was reporting about a special meeting of WHO leaders that took place on October 5-6, 2020. The BBC ...
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What happened to Solidarity?

The interim results of the Solidarity trial are now out: see https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2023184.
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Is there a standard projection (or ensemble of proyections) about whether a second wave of COVID-19 will occur?

Yes, there are. This study for France says there is a 1.5% chance of a second wave. This article discusses three different papers modelling successive waves of covid (not only two). As usual, ...
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Has World Health Organization provided nutrition/diet/exercise guidelines to strengthen the human immune system for better responding to COVID-19?

Not sure about the WHO, but this article might help in Sports Medicine The Challenge of Maintaining Metabolic Health During a Global Pandemic
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Why doesn't WHO think wearing mask is protection measure for COVID-19?

The prevalent claim is that these masks do not really protect (as opposed to a respirator) the individual wearing it and should be only be worn by sick people and by medical personel. The wearer must ...
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Why does MERS include a geographical designator, even though it is a relatively recent term?

The Coronavirus Study Group of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses has published a proposed new designation for the novel coronavirus, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome ...
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Is there a vault somewhere that contains vials of ALL the diseases? Even the eradicated ones? (Like the Svalbard Global Seed Vault)?

Apparently, from my research it's only the small-pox virus that is presently being stored. But still, the find was disturbing because for decades after smallpox was declared eradicated in the 1980s, ...
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Is iron deficiency a serious threat to breastfed infants?

The WHO recommended duration of breastfeeding is not six months, but a minimum of six months. The paper you link to does not say whether the breastfeeding mothers had low serum iron and ferritin or ...
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