Coronavirus COVID-19 Weekly Update 7th September 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Weekly Update 7th September 2020

This update will be published weekly at 12pm GMT on Mondays and aims to provide clinicians and the public with an overview of the latest data, guidelines, key publications and policy around COVID-19, with links to essential resources and information.

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Global Impact of COVID-19 to Date

As of 7th Sept 09:00 (GMT)

COVID-19 Cumulative Global Cases

WHO official data, reported on 6th Sept 20

Total UK COVID-19 Cases

As of 7th Sept 09:00 (GMT) - Data for 24 hour period on 06-09-20

Total UK daily cases over past month (updated 21-09-20)

COVID-19 in the African Region

As of 7th Sept 09:00 (GMT) - Data for 24 hour period on 06-09-20

COVID-19 in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

As of 7th Sept 09:00 (GMT) - Data for 24 hour period on 06-09-20

Latest Developments:


Africa

WHO: African countries engaging in ground-breaking COVID-19 vaccine initiative

The Lancet: COVID-19 vaccine trials in Africa

WHO: Push for stronger health systems as Africa battles COVID-19

WHO: Decisive and timely: Mauritius’ response curbs COVID-19

WHO in the African Region: COVID-19


Eastern Mediterranean

WHO: Statement by WHO's Regional Director on an upsurge in the number of COVID-19 cases in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

The Lancet: Promotion of scientific research on COVID-19 in Turkey

BBC: Covid recovered patients volunteer in Israeli hospital

WHO in the Eastern Mediterranean Region: COVID-19


United Kingdom

BBC: Coronavirus in the UK: How many confirmed cases are there in your area?

BBC: As summer ends, UK must square up to Covid again

UK Government Advice

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK


Global Health

WHO: Unleashing the potential of vaccines for a healthier Europe

BBC: Coronavirus: India overtakes Brazil in Covid-19 cases

BBC: Coronavirus pandemic: Tracking the global outbreak

WHO Europe: Joint statement – Towards a consensus on safe schooling in the WHO European Region during the COVID-19 pandemic

BMJ: Covid-19: Hong Kong scientists report first confirmed case of reinfection (26-08-20)

BMJ: How Latin America is fighting covid-19, for better and worse

BMJ: Living with covid-19

WHO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic

United Nations: COVID-19 Response

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control


Join the World Health Organization's #WearAMask Challenge

Educational Content: Controlling the Virus

WHO: COVID-19 Course Series

© 2020 World Health Organization (source: https://openwho.org/)

"Real-time training during global emergencies is critical for effective preparedness and response. The COVID-19 channel provides learning resources for health professionals, decision-makers and the public for the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)." (WHO 2020)

BMJ: Two metres or one: what is the evidence for physical distancing in covid-19?

Jones Nicholas R, Qureshi Zeshan U, Temple Robert J, Larwood Jessica P J, Greenhalgh Trisha, Bourouiba Lydia et al. Two metres or one: what is the evidence for physical distancing in covid-19? BMJ 2020; 370 :m3223


Latest COVID-19 Publications and Guidelines:

NEJM: Humoral Immune Response to SARS-CoV-2 in Iceland

Gudbjartsson DF, Norddahl GL, Melsted P, et al. Humoral Immune Response to SARS-CoV-2 in Iceland [published online ahead of print, 2020 Sep 1]. N Engl J Med. 2020;10.1056/NEJMoa2026116. doi:10.1056/NEJMoa2026116

BMJ: Integrating climate action for health into covid-19 recovery plans

Belesova Kristine, Heymann David L, Haines Andy. Integrating climate action for health into covid-19 recovery plans BMJ 2020; 370 :m3169

The Lancet: Safety and immunogenicity of an rAd26 and rAd5 vector-based heterologous prime-boost COVID-19 vaccine in two formulations: two open-label, non-randomised phase 1/2 studies from Russia

Logunov DY, Dolzhikova IV, Zubkova OV, et al. Safety and immunogenicity of an rAd26 and rAd5 vector-based heterologous prime-boost COVID-19 vaccine in two formulations: two open-label, non-randomised phase 1/2 studies from Russia. Lancet. 2020; (published online Sept 4.). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31866-3

The Lancet: COVID-19 vaccines: early success and remaining challenges [comment]

Bar-Zeev N, Inglesby T. COVID-19 vaccines: early success and remaining challenges. Lancet. 2020; (published online Sept 4th). DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31867-5

Wiley Public Health Emergency COVID-19 Initiative

An open collection of COVID-19 and coronavirus-related publications, and the available data supporting them, from over 50 publishers to support the ongoing public health emergency response efforts (PMC).


Weekly Update by Dr Ryan Broll, MedShr Open Editorial Team, Medical Education Fellow

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