World Health Organization on Pandemic: “We’re still in the tunnel”

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION ON PANDEMIC – The WHO spoke on the COVID-19 situation across the globe now following US’s statement.

Following its previous statement that the end of the COVID-19 pandemic is in sight and the U.S. President Joe Biden saying that the pandemic in U.S. is over, the World Health Organization (WHO) stressed that the pandemic is still present. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, at the sidelines of the US General Assembly in New York, WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the world is just starting to see the glimpse at the end of the dark tunnel but “we’re still in the tunnel”. He stressed that it is still a long way off and there are still challenges along the way. The international body previously urged that now when the world is in a better situation is a good opportunity to fight the pandemic further to avoid another uptick in the cases.

New COVID-19 Symptoms: Loss Of Taste, Loss Of Smell

UK Health Experts Adds New COVID-19 Symptoms: Loss Of Smell And Taste

NEW COVID-19 SYMPTOMS – The United Kingdom’s government made a new advisory on Monday regarding the new coronavirus.

Months after the discovery of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, new symptoms have been discovered. Previously, diarrhea was found to be a symptom of COVID-19 after traces of the virus were found in stool.

There were also studies which found traces of the virus in semen. Furthermore, the UK government announced:

New COVID-19 Symptoms: Loss Of Taste, Loss Of Smell
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From today, all individuals should self-isolate if they develop a new continuous cough or fever or anosmia,

According to an article from Anadolu, Anosmia is the loss or a change in your normal sense of smell. Additionally, it could also affect your sense of taste as the two are closely linked.

Previously, there were studies conducted linking COVID-19 to anosmia. However, the UK government said that they had no gathered enough evidence to be confident in its recommendation.

As per the report, they advised individuals who have lost their sense of taste and smell to isolate themselves for 14 days. Moreover, the statement was signed by the UK’s four chief medical officers.

Other countries such as the United States had previously added Ansomia to their list of symptoms. As such, some countries have criticized UK’s government for the delayed addition of the symptom to their list.

The prevalence is widespread. We used to see these patients occasionally but now we see them regularly.

If we had recognized this earlier, we would have reduced the spread. The reproduction rate of the virus would have been lower

Currently, the coronavirus has infected more than 4.73 million individuals worldwide. Along with this, at least 315,000 have succumbed to the virus with over 1.74 million recoveries.

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