Resources from WHO on COVID-19
WHO have published a range of important resources.
Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19)
Q&A on COVID-19, HIV and antiretrovirals
Coronavirus myth busters
- Being in the sun or at high temperature does not protect against COVID-19.
- Being able to hold your breath does not mean you are free from coronavirus.
- Alcohol does not protect against COVID-19. Neither does garlic.
- Cold weather and snow doesn’t kill coronavirus and hot climates are still at high risk.
- Coronavirus is not transmitted by mosquito bites.
- Will pneumonia and flu vaccines help?
Q&A on COVID-19, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding
Q&A: Similarities and differences – COVID-19 and influenza
WHO guidance on severe acute respiratory infection when COVID-19 is suspected
This document is intended for doctors taking care of hospitalised adult and paediatric patients with severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) when a nCoV infection is suspected.
It is not meant to replace clinical judgment or specialist consultation but rather to strengthen clinical management of these patients and provide to up-to-date guidance.
Best practices for SARI including IPC and optimised supportive care for severely ill patients are essential.
Ref: WHO. WHO guidance on clinical management of severe acute respiratory infection when COVID-19 is suspected. (13 March 2020).
WHO daily situation reports
WHO now publishes daily updates on incidence and suspected routes of transmission in all countries and regions.