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WHO warns of more dangerous variants of the coronavirus | Digital Trends Spanish

The Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) noted that there is a high probability that new variants of the coronavirus will appear that could be even more dangerous than those that are already known. The agency also warned about the false feeling that may exist in some places about an eventual end of the pandemic. "The Committee has expressed concern that the COVID-19 pandemic is being mischaracterized as coming to an end when it is nowhere near over," said WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. "He has also warned about the high probability that new and possibly more dangerous variants of COVID-19 of concern will emerge and spread globally that may be even more difficult to control," he added, as reported by the WHO on its Twitter account. . Media briefin...
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“Epidemiological stupidity”: that’s what the WHO says about reopening | Digital Trends Spanish

World Health Organization (who) warned this Wednesday, July 7, that there is an imminent danger due to the announcement of several countries around the globe for lifting the restrictions due to COVID-19. The agency called the matter "epidemiological stupidity." Those at least were the drastic words used by the agency's emergency chief, Mike Ryan, who said that "I hope the progress and achievements that have been made are not lost." Above all, Ryan called the possibility of low-vaccination countries wanting early reopens a “toxic mix”. "For much of the world, this is just beginning," Ryan said. “I am very happy for the countries that are having this under control. But please think of those who live without vaccines. In all the countries of the Americas, we still have almost a million...
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WHO puts under the magnifying glass the use of AI in health | Digital Trends Spanish

A full report of 165 pages delivered on June 28 by the World Health Organization (WHO) on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the medical field. Among the positive things, the support for diagnoses and facilitating processes stands out, but among the negative is the excessive use of personal data of patients, which would threaten privacy. The WHO highlights six main points to consider about AI in health: Protection of human autonomy Promote human well-being and safety and the public interest Ensure transparency, explicability and intelligibility Promoting responsibility and accountability Ensure inclusion and equity Promote responsive and sustainable AI. Positive things in favor of AI in the report: “AI is being considered to support diagnosis in a number of ways, including in r...
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WHO will review biosecurity measures after virus mutation | Digital Trends Spanish

After the detection of a mutated version of the coronavirus in Denmark - which has raised doubts about the efficacy of a future vaccine - the World Health Organization (WHO) said it would review biosecurity measures globally. The mutation is forcing the Danish government to euthanize 15 million minks from farms, in order to reduce the risk of animals transmitting the new strain of coronavirus to humans. Unsplash In addition to being the world's largest producer of mink fur, the European country has more than 1,000 farms of this type of animal. Maria van Kerkhove, representative of the WHO, affirmed that there is always a concern when there is circulation and transmission from humans to animals, and then from animals to humans. “Every one of these changes, every one of these mutatio...
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Maduro assures that Venezuela found the cure for COVID-19 | Digital Trends Spanish

The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, assured that the Venezuelan Institute of Scientific Research (IVIC) found a molecule called TR-10 that supposedly would kill one hundred percent of the coronavirus. "Venezuela has achieved a medicine that cancels 100% the coronavirus," said the president through state television VTV, also ensuring that it is "the cure." Maduro also stated that the medicine would act without any type of toxicity or side effects. The molecule was isolated and confronted with SARS-CoV-2 in a study that lasted six months and resulted in the complete annihilation of the virus, according to the Bolivarian's own statements. Thus, Maduro was optimistic that the studies will soon be ratified by the World Health Organization in order to begin mass production of thi...
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Up to 70% of the planet could be infected with coronavirus | Digital Trends Spanish

Humanity has already completed several months facing the health crisis caused by COVID-19. During this time, different laboratories around the world have worked to find a vaccine to control the disease. If that does not happen, the outlook is not very encouraging for those of us who inhabit this planet. This has been made clear by the World Health Organization (WHO), through Mike Ryan, Director of the WHO Health Emergencies Program. While his statements have been surprising, they are useful to give us an idea of ​​the magnitude of the pandemic we face and the consequences that could exist if an effective cure is not found. “If we don't find a vaccine and we don't continue to suppress this virus, we assume it will spread to 60-70% of the world's population. From that p...
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New normal: saluting with elbows or fists does not go either | Digital Trends Spanish

Six months after the declaration of a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), we have "learned" from how to work to how to distract ourselves within the four walls that make up our home. Likewise, cultures in which physical contact was part of a first courtesy approach also relearned how to greet each other. But those who believed that the salute of elbows, fists or feet was allowed, there is a clarification. It is the same director general of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who has discouraged forms of greeting that involve the slightest physical contact. The manager has retweeted a publication that indicates that the United Nations health agency advises against greeting with the elbow: "The director of the WHO, @DrTedros, rejects this greeting because the safety d...
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United Nations recommends that children wear a mask | Digital Trends Spanish

Children 12 years of age and older must wear a mask "under the same conditions as adults" to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was suggested by the United Nations (UN) through the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef). The mask should be used when social distance of at least 1 meter cannot be guaranteed and there is "generalized transmission", the WHO complemented in the last update of their recommendations. August de Richelieu / Pexels Regarding minors between six and 11 years old, the agency proposed the use of the chinstrap if the following conditions are met: If there is widespread transmission in the area where the child resides. The child's ability to use a mask safely and appropriately. Access to masks, ...
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WHO projects when the coronavirus will be controlled | Digital Trends Spanish

The director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom, set a period of two years for the control of the coronavirus pandemic. "The WHO has always been cautious about estimating how quickly the pandemic can be manageable while there is no proven vaccine," Adhanom said on August 21. According to the representative of the health agency, the control of COVID-19 would be faster than that registered with the Spanish flu, which at the beginning of the 20th century affected nearly 500 million people and left about 50 million deaths. Although he assured that today "the virus has a better chance of spreading, it can move faster because we are more connected", also "we have more technology to stop it and the knowledge to do it." "We therefore have a disadvant...
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Dentists during the pandemic: is care safe? | Digital Trends Spanish

Is it safe to go to the dentist during the coronavirus pandemic? A recommendation from the World Health Organization (WHO) to postpone non-priority visits due to the risks of spreading the virus, a measure that has been rejected by groups of dentists. As the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can occur through direct, indirect or close contact with infected people, dental care could become a source of potential risk for patients and doctors, according to the WHO. What the WHO says According to the WHO, COVID-19 can be transmitted through three ways in oral health care settings: Direct transmission through inhalation of droplets generated by coughing or sneezing. Direct transmission through exposure of mucous membranes such as ocular, nasal or ...