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
184.108.40.206 Coronavirus: The Queen gives special address during pandemic – BBC News
220.127.116.11 Coronavirus: Japan to declare state of emergency over Covid-19 pandemic
18.104.22.168 PM Lee on COVID-19: Situation in Singapore under control; not moving DORSCON level to red
22.214.171.124 Korea foreign minister interview with BBC. COVID-19
126.96.36.199 Dr Vivian Balakrishnan on Singapore-Malaysia ties, COVID-19 and Smart Nation initiatives
188.8.131.52 Madeleine Albright Says Global Coordination to Fight Coronavirus Is “Essential”
184.108.40.206 Andrew Cuomo: Face Masks Are A Sign Of Respect
220.127.116.11 United to Offer Hawaii-bound Passengers Coronavirus Tests, A Possible Blueprint for Flights Abroad
18.104.22.168 Boris Johnson Urges World Leaders to Unite Against COVID-19 in UN Speech
8.3.2 Public Health Polices
22.214.171.124 How South Korea became the ‘model’ for beating the coronavirus
126.96.36.199 Hong Kong battles coronavirus crisis outbreak with 10 Tactics
188.8.131.52 Why is British Columbia Canada’s Safest Province?
184.108.40.206 UN Makes Record $10.3bn Appeal for Pandemic Fight
220.127.116.11 India Facing Coronavirus Crisis with Healthcare Facilities under Huge Pressure
18.104.22.168 On GPS: How is the Developing World Dealing With Covid?
22.214.171.124 Virus Puts New Strain on Gaza’s Overwhelmed Health System
126.96.36.199 What China Is Doing To Keep 240 Million Schoolchildren Safe From Coronavirus
8.3.3 Testing & Identification
188.8.131.52 How CoV testing works?
184.108.40.206 Walk-thru’ test booths offer easier access to COVID-19 screening
220.127.116.11 Coronavirus: Kerala Installs Walk-In Kiosks For COVID-19 Testing
18.104.22.168 For Quick Coronavirus Testing, Israel Turns to a Clever Algorithm
22.214.171.124 Abbott’s $5 Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test Gets Emergency-Use Status From FDA
126.96.36.199 Oxford Developers of Rapid Covid-19 Test Awarded RAEng President’s Special Award
188.8.131.52 How We Can Contain Covid-19 Without a Vaccine
184.108.40.206 Can Dogs Sniff Out Coronavirus?
220.127.116.11 What Is a False Positive?
18.104.22.168 Direct Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Using CRISPR-Cas13a and a Mobile Phone
8.3.4 Isolation & Quarantine
22.214.171.124 COVID-19: What is self-isolation and how do you self-isolate?
126.96.36.199 How does the COVID-19 quarantine work?
8.3.5 Herd Immunity
188.8.131.52 Dan Patrick: “Grandparents would be willing to die to save the economy for their grandchildren”
184.108.40.206 Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce COVID19 mortality and healthcare demand
220.127.116.11 Coronavirus: Spanish Study Casts Doubt on Herd Immunity Feasibility
18.104.22.168 Coronavirus: Immunity to Covid-19 Can Vanish in Months, Study Suggests
22.214.171.124 The lockdown: One month in Wuhan
126.96.36.199 What Life After Lockdown Might Look LikeNew York City streets empty
188.8.131.52 How Well Did the Global Coronavirus Lockdown Work?