Why doctors find fighting the coronavirus so challenging
February 12, 2020. CBC reports:
Speeding up research into drugs and vaccines for coronavirus is a priority for the World Health Organization's efforts to contain the outbreak centred in China.
An advanced team from the United Nations's global public health organization is in Beijing today. They're aiming to learn more about the virus itself as well as China's unprecedented response.
At a briefing in Geneva on Tuesday, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the development of therapies is an important public health priority, but not the only one.
"We have to do everything today using the available weapons to fight this virus," he said. Current weapons include standard hygiene measures like frequent handwashing.
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