Coronavirus | Virus effects to last decades, World Health Organization says six months on

WHO: Young people not cautious enough about virus

Half of global cases in the top three countries: WHO

"And whether we're speaking of Covid-19, or reproductive health, or smoking, or other non-communicable diseases, human behaviour is at the root of it", said Professor Sunstein, who is founder and director of the Programme on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy at Harvard Law School.

The World Health Organization issued an advisory for young people to follow the safety protocols of COVID-19 Prevention seriously including wearing masks, informing that the increase in coronavirus cases in a number of countries was being driven by young people who were not taking safety measures seriously. "Critically, half of all cases globally are in the top three countries, and half of all deaths are in the top four countries", said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, WHO.

He lamented that a major challenge in trying to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus was "convincing younger people of this risk".

"Although vaccine development is happening at record speed, we must learn to live with this virus, and we must fight it with the tools we have", Tedros said.

"They can be leaders - they should be leaders and drivers of change", he said, adding that all people have a role to play in reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19.

"We did focus in the early days of this crisis on really driving our technical and operational assistance to countries that we would traditionally feel that need that assistance", he said.

In response, World Health Organization has released a policy brief on preventing and managing Covid-19 in those facilities.

An employee of an aid takes a sample of a man at a newly established Corona testing station in Dortmund, western Germany, on August 1, 2020, amid the new coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

"The pandemic is a once-in-a-century health crisis, the effects of which will be felt for decades to come", Tedros informed a conference of the WHO's emergency situation committee, according to remarks launched by the company. "And we know from a great deal of work that habits can be altered - and that can save lives". As you may have noticed, mis- and disinformation (also known as "fake news") is circulating online.

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