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Rapid diagnostic tests for COVID-19

Testing is a critical cornerstone of the COVID-19 response. Rapid tests to detect the presence of the virus at the point of care are a new and vital addition to the testing arsenal needed to contain and fight COVID-19.

Can vitamin and mineral supplements cure COVID-19?

Micronutrients, such as vitamins D and C, are critical for a well-functioning immune system. However, there is currently no guidance on the use of micronutrient supplements as a treatment of COVID-19.

Science in 5: Focus on COVID-19 vaccines

When can we expect a vaccine for COVID-19? How will we ensure that it is safe? Who should be vaccinated first and why? Find our the answers to these and other questions.

Test your knowledge on how COVID-19 is transmitted

Take this quiz to test your knowledge on how COVID-19 is transmitted and what are the things you can do to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

Countries urged to take stronger action to stop spread of harmful information

WHO, the UN and partners are calling on countries to develop and implement action plans to promote the timely dissemination of science-based information and prevent the spread of false information while respecting freedom of expression.

More Info on WHO’s response to the pandemic

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Live conversation between Dr Tedros and Captain Sir Tom Moore on International Day of Older Persons

The UN International Day of Older Persons is an opportunity to highlight the important contributions that older people make to society and raise awareness of the opportunities and challenges of ageing in today’s world. Watch this heart-warming conversation between Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO’s Director-General, and Captain Sir Tom Moore.
A new United Against Rabies Forum aims to accelerate progress towards the elimination of human deaths from dog-mediated rabies by 2030. The disease continues to kill one person every nine minutes – almost half of them children.

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Internista-Endocrinólogo. Miembro de Número de la Academia Nacional de Medicina, Fellow del American College of Physicians y Miembro Honorario de la Asociación Colombiana de Endocrinología, Diabetes y Metabolismo. Editor Emérito de la Revista MEDICINA. Editor de Noticias, portal de la Academia www.anmdecolombia.org.co