Today we report a record number of new cases in the last 24 hours globally (189 077 cases), with several countriesreporting theirhighest number of new casesin a 24-hourperiod.

The phenomenon of an ‘infodemic’ has escalated to a level that requires a coordinated response. An infodemic is an overabundance of information–some accurate and some not–occurring during an epidemic. 

The Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator is a global initiative between multiple partners to ensure equitable access to life-saving tools for COVID-19. WHO has published the ACT-Accelerator Investment Case, which provides an overview of the ACT-Accelerator, its goals, and the investments that are required to carry out its mission. WHO Director-General Dr Tedros emphasized that “vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics are vital tools – but to be truly effective they must be administered with another essential ingredient, which is solidarity”.

Sábado 27 de junio. 14 horas.

Webinar: Procedimientos quirúrgicos en tiempos de Covid-19, ¿Qué hay que tener en cuenta?

Expone: Dra. Valeria Fabre (EE.UU.)

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Documento desarrollado por la Sociedad Argentina de Infectología (SADI) .

El transporte y la movilidad tiene un impacto importante en la posibilidad de transmisión del SARS-CoV-2 (causante del COVID-19), ya que la cadena de suministros y la continuidad del trabajo del personal esencial se mantienen gracias a una amplia red de servicios de transporte. En ese sentido es prioritario establecer protocolos seguros para el transporte, los trabajadores y las comunidades involucradas.

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Viernes 26 de junio. 18 horas.

Webinar: Autotest de VIH en contexto de pandemia.

Expone: Dra Adele Schwartz Benzaken.

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Yesterday the Ebola virus disease outbreak in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo was declared over after nearly two years. The WHO Regional Office for Africa and partners are now building on the Ebola response to tackle COVID-19 in the country. Additionally, WHO is supporting other countries in Africa as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates in the region.

Speaking at the 24 June media briefing on COVID-19, the Director-General highlighted work by WHO and UN partners to ensure global supplies of oxygen for treating patients, and discussed the difficult choices all countries must make in holding gatherings of large numbers of people. 

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