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WHO to revise alert terminologies, classifications after COVID-19 pandemic declaration

March 16, 2020

The World Health Organization (WHO) is to rethink the way it classifies and describes international epidemics after continued backlash over its decision to call the new coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. WHO Director General Tedros A. Ghebreyesus has publicly signaled support for a more nuanced approach, saying the current system of declaring a public health emergency […]

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