Coronovirus – realistic optimism from Chinese experience – Dr Bruce Aylward, WHO

Australia can take much learning from Chinese experience – pandemic spread is not inevitable.

Microbiology and Infectious Diseases postgraduate teaching (PRIDA)

Dr Bruce Aylward also was on an Australian webinar last evening (6/3/20) – recording to follow.

2 March 20:30 GMT — Transmission details emerge from WHO China analysisCOVID

China has mounted “perhaps the most ambitious, agile and aggressive disease containment effort in history” against a new infectious disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a report released on 28 February, after a 9-day meeting in China, 16–24 February. The report analyses data from the outbreak in China, and recommends steps that China and other countries should take to curb COVID-19.

New daily cases are declining in the country, the WHO confirmed, so much so that authorities are now having problems recruiting patients for the more than 80 clinical trials being run there that test potential treatments for the coronavirus. Some experimental treatments should be prioritized over others, the health agency recommended.

The report’s analysis of data from China finds…

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