On the 29th local time, WHO held the fifth meeting of Coronavirus Emergency Committee to assess the global epidemic situation and provide response suggestions.
WHO Director-General Tan Desai said that since the last emergency committee, there have been both positive progress and negative changes. Now we know much more about coronavirus, and we also have a better understanding of epidemiological models and treatment options. A deeper understanding.
Now that we have collected the evidence and the most effective actions to break the transmission chain, we have learned how to deal with the epidemic in a more targeted manner, but we are also facing new challenges.
Tan Desai pointed out that the issue of community participation and politicization of the response to the pandemic is now particularly concerned. The Coronavirus pandemic is far from over, and adjustments are needed to meet long-term needs.
Integrating strong leadership into the response of the entire government and society will help maintain a coordinated and powerful response, and mental health must also be part of it.
Basic epidemiological interventions, such as contact tracing and monitoring, are still the most critical and effective interventions to break the chain of transmission. However, individuals and communities need to be better involved. This is any public health intervention. The key to the measure.
Tan Desai emphasized that there are many areas that need further consideration, including establishing sustainable long-term response strategies, improving risk management indicators
implementing time-limited public health based on risk and scientific assessment, social and travel measures, and maintaining basic epidemiological interventions Measures to deal with misinformation and information epidemics.
In addition, countries should be prepared to use Coronavirus vaccine and avoid vaccine nationalism, and countries should report to WHO on progress in implementing interim recommendations.