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Does COVID-19 Remain a Public Health Emergency

January 20, 2023 • 1:08 pm CST
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Reuters recently reported a World Health Organization (WHO) committee is scheduled to meet on January 27, 2023, to consider whether the COVID-19 pandemic still represents a global emergency.

This Emergency Committee advises WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who determines if an outbreak represents a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. 

In addition to COVID-19, the recent Mpox, Ebola, and Polio outbreaks have been declared emergencies by the WHO.

The WHO posted a podcast explaining how the WHO decides that an outbreak or an event constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. And what actions does that trigger in countries?