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The pandemic in countries with humanitarian crises: What’s happened so far and what’s coming next?

Dec 7, 2020 – A conversation between Mark Lowcock, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, and Bruce Jones, Director of the Project on International Order and Strategy, Brookings Institution

Coronavirus: ‘Infection here for many years to come’

Vaccine ‘unlikely to have durable effect’
Jul 21, 2020 – Prof Sir John Bell, of the University of Oxford, said he thought it was unlikely that Covid-19 would ever be eliminated despite the positive news announced on Monday that trials by his university had triggered an immune response – an important step in developing a vaccine.

“The reality is that this pathogen is here forever, it isn’t going anywhere,” he told MPs.
“Look at how much trouble they’ve had in eliminating, for example, polio, that eradication programme has been going on for 15 years and they’re still not there.
“So this is going to come and go, and we’re going to get winters where we get a lot of this virus back in action.

Coronavirus has been declared a public health emergency by WHO. Here’s what that means –

Pattern of early human-to-human transmission of Wuhan 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) –

Coronavirus: What it does to the body –

WHO (COVID-19) Weekly Epidemiological Update
The Weekly Epidemiological Update provides an overview of the global, regional and country-level COVID-19 cases and deaths, highlighting key data and trends; as well as other pertinent epidemiological information concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The COVID-19 Testing Insights Initiative, part of the CRC, reflects an interdisciplinary collaboration between several groups at Johns Hopkins University.

Worldometer is a provider of global COVID-19 statistics for many caring people around the world.