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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 were involved in pioneering this technology and they made the application. See this article announcing the news. From the WHO guidance on International ...


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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 first two years of a child's life. It helps to: - ensure healthy growth - strengthen the immune system - improve cognitive development - ...


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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 presume that you must mean the spread of disease from an infected person to another in the same household. We have some data to suggest that virus viability is ...


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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 likelihood for untrained personalto properly use PPE is not realistic, so it would be negligent of the WHOto suggest this to the public for this use.? This does not ...


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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 everyone can stop. However most families that nurse past 6 months find it a convenient and pleasant thing, so there's no particular pressure to stop. The ...


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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 standards, but each one defines the parameters by which a drug is of adequate quality and purity to be deemed that drug. To generate a global standard, it would be ...


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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 when there is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which cross-references the ICD and there can sometimes be conflicting criteria ...


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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 limited review of the evidence. Although medicines for man- aging migraine are on the Model List, the information provided did not estab- lish the public health ...


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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 vaccines. Antibiotics are the mainstay of treatment in S pneumoniae infections. Until the 1970s, essentially all pneumococcal isolates were sensitive to easily ...


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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 still be managed individually." Reference: Optimal duration of exclusive breastfeeding: what is the evidence to support current recommendations? DOI:10.1093/...


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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 assessed by a panel of advisers to the World Health Organization (WHO). The group will weigh up research on whether the virus can be projected further than previously ...


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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 be trained and there is a shortage of proffesional made masks and community usage might increase the shortage. However, there are also studies that offer a ...


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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. This is a question to Dr Ryan. Last week Dr Ryan announced - it was last Monday - that 10% of the world's population might be infected by the COVID so the first ...


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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 article was posted on October 6, 2020. The WHO meeting and its goals are described here. https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2020/10/05/default-calendar/...


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The interim results of the Solidarity trial are now out: see https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2023184.


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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, conclusions depend on modelling assumptions and different scenarios. For instance, this article states the outcome depends on how R and other factors (whether the virus ...


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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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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 Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).1 Given the experience in previous international public health events, WHO generally prefers that virus names do not refer to the region ...


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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, world health authorities believed the only samples left were safely stored in super-secure laboratories in Atlanta and in Russia. There is a vaccine against ...


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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 not. Low serum iron and ferritin will certainly result in low breastmilk iron. To answer your question: no, iron deficiency anemia "per se" is not a serious ...


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