More than 300 scientists and researchers from various countries gathered at WHO headquarters in Geneva, to assess so far what is known about COVID-19. In this two-day forum, it is intended to analyze the current situation to develop vaccines and medicines before epidemics are declared and allow accelerate research and development as they occur.
“This outbreak tests our solidarity, both politically and financially and scientifically. We must unite to fight a common enemy that does not respect borders, ensure that we have the necessary resources to end this outbreak, and put our best science to Service of finding shared answers to common problems, “said WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.”I appreciate the positive response that the research community has given by joining us in such a short period of time and proposing concrete plans and a commitment to work together,” concluded the WHO head.
The first infection with this virus in the American nation was notified on January 21, 2020, and the first confirmed case occurred on January 30, as reported by the CDC. So far in the United States, 15 cases have been confirmed, which are in quarantine, negative cases 347, pending cases 81 for a total of 443. The states that have reported these cases with infected people are Arizona, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Washington and Wisconsin. However, according to the CDC, this virus is not currently spreading in the community in the United States.