8. Global & national responses
A worldwide collaborative and cooperative effort is needed to fight the COVID-19 outbreak. On 11 March 2020, the novel coronavirus was characterized as a pandemic by the WHO. As the central agency for international public health, the WHO is responsible for leading the coordination of global and national effWorld Health Organization declares coronavirus a global health emergencyorts and responses. The WHO is working to analyze data, provide advice, coordinate with partners, help countries prepare, increase supplies and manage expert networks. The WHO has released guidances & materials which are essential reading. In particular, we recommended the following resources from the WHO and other sources on the international management of the pandemic for your perusal.
8.1.1 World Health Organization declares coronavirus a global health emergency
8.1.2 World Health Organization declares coronavirus a pandemic
8.1.3 WHO Warns of Long Road Ahead, May Never Be A ‘Silver Bullet’
8.1.4 WHO Dr Michael Ryan: Lifting Restrictions in Europe Will Cause Coronavirus to Bounce Back
8.2 World Celebrities
8.2.1 Tesla’s Elon Musk: ‘We’re Working on Ventilators’
8.2.2 Zuckerberg to team up with Bill Gates on coronavirus treatment research
8.2.3 Warren Buffet Interview: Socio-economic Impact
8.2.4 Bill Gates Warns Against Coronavirus Vaccine Going to Highest Bidder — ‘We’ll Have a Deadlier Pandemic’
8.2.5 How the pandemic will shape the near future – Bill Gates
8.2.6 Un Chief Calls for ‘meaningful’ Climate Action in Time of Covid-19
8.3 National Responses
8.3.1 Government Officials and Political Opinion Leaders
126.96.36.199 Coronavirus: The Queen gives special address during pandemic – BBC News
188.8.131.52 Coronavirus: Japan to declare state of emergency over Covid-19 pandemic
184.108.40.206 PM Lee on COVID-19: Situation in Singapore under control; not moving DORSCON level to red
220.127.116.11 Korea foreign minister interview with BBC. COVID-19
18.104.22.168 Dr Vivian Balakrishnan on Singapore-Malaysia ties, COVID-19 and Smart Nation initiatives
22.214.171.124 Madeleine Albright Says Global Coordination to Fight Coronavirus Is “Essential”
126.96.36.199 Andrew Cuomo: Face Masks Are A Sign Of Respect
188.8.131.52 United to Offer Hawaii-bound Passengers Coronavirus Tests, A Possible Blueprint for Flights Abroad
184.108.40.206 Boris Johnson Urges World Leaders to Unite Against COVID-19 in UN Speech
8.3.2 Public Health Polices
220.127.116.11 How South Korea became the ‘model’ for beating the coronavirus
18.104.22.168 Hong Kong battles coronavirus crisis outbreak with 10 Tactics
22.214.171.124 Why is British Columbia Canada’s Safest Province?
126.96.36.199 UN Makes Record $10.3bn Appeal for Pandemic Fight
188.8.131.52 India Facing Coronavirus Crisis with Healthcare Facilities under Huge Pressure
184.108.40.206 On GPS: How is the Developing World Dealing With Covid?
220.127.116.11 Virus Puts New Strain on Gaza’s Overwhelmed Health System
18.104.22.168 What China Is Doing To Keep 240 Million Schoolchildren Safe From Coronavirus
8.3.3 Testing & Identification
22.214.171.124 How CoV testing works?
126.96.36.199 Walk-thru’ test booths offer easier access to COVID-19 screening
188.8.131.52 Coronavirus: Kerala Installs Walk-In Kiosks For COVID-19 Testing
184.108.40.206 For Quick Coronavirus Testing, Israel Turns to a Clever Algorithm
220.127.116.11 Abbott’s $5 Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test Gets Emergency-Use Status From FDA
18.104.22.168 Oxford Developers of Rapid Covid-19 Test Awarded RAEng President’s Special Award
22.214.171.124 How We Can Contain Covid-19 Without a Vaccine
126.96.36.199 Can Dogs Sniff Out Coronavirus?
188.8.131.52 What Is a False Positive?
184.108.40.206 Direct Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Using CRISPR-Cas13a and a Mobile Phone
8.3.4 Isolation & Quarantine
220.127.116.11 COVID-19: What is self-isolation and how do you self-isolate?
18.104.22.168 How does the COVID-19 quarantine work?
8.3.5 Herd Immunity
22.214.171.124 Dan Patrick: “Grandparents would be willing to die to save the economy for their grandchildren”
126.96.36.199 Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce COVID19 mortality and healthcare demand
188.8.131.52 Coronavirus: Spanish Study Casts Doubt on Herd Immunity Feasibility
184.108.40.206 Coronavirus: Immunity to Covid-19 Can Vanish in Months, Study Suggests
220.127.116.11 The lockdown: One month in Wuhan
18.104.22.168 What Life After Lockdown Might Look LikeNew York City streets empty
22.214.171.124 How Well Did the Global Coronavirus Lockdown Work?
8.3.7 Field and Special Operation Hospitals
126.96.36.199 Temporary hospital built in Suifenhe City for inflow of COVID 19 cases
188.8.131.52 Time-Lapse Video shows Around-The-Clock Construction Of Chinese Virus Hospitals
184.108.40.206 UK’s COVID-19 Mega Hospital in London
220.127.116.11 Army to build field hospital at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field Event Center