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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 81

Life & Health

WHO committed to protecting health of all people, based on the best science, without fear or favor

WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that WHO develops guidance based on the totality of evidence collected from around the world on COVID - 19. In this regard their staff talk to thousands of experts around the world to collect and distil that evidence and experience.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
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Corona virus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is a grim reminder of what ails one, ails us all

Over a million positive cases of corona virus disease (COVID-19) have been reported worldwide (1,018,150 cases as on 3rd April 2020) with 53,251 untimely deaths. Corona virus disease (COVID-19) was first reported in Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. The United Nations health agency (World Health Organization - WHO) had declared COVID-19 as a public health emergency of international concern on 30 January 2020 (same day when first case of COVID-19 was reported in India). Later WHO declared it as a global pandemic. More worrying are warnings from epidemiologists who estimate that the trajectory of corona virus could peak furthermore in several countries in coming weeks/ months.

Corona virus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is a grim reminder of what ails one, ails us all
Corona virus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is a grim reminder of what ails one, ails us all
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At this stage WHO does not recommend any medicines to treat or cure COVID - 19 - WHO

The Medical Product Alert warns consumers, healthcare professionals, and health authorities against a growing number of falsified medical products that claim to prevent, detect, treat or cure COVID - 19.

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Being healthy can aid your chance of recovery from Covid-19

The World Health Organization states that people in lockdown should try to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Global health leaders have said that the state of a person's health before they become infected with COVID - 19 appears to play a "crucial role" in determining how well they recover. Thus, older people with high blood pressure, diabetes or heart disease have significantly increased risk of death from COVID - 19.

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Do Not Sell Death

The Director General Health Services of the Ministry of Health Dr Anil Jasinghe has made a statement urging shop owners to refrain from selling cigarette which is equal to selling “Death”.

 Do Not Sell Death
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Medication For COVID - 19

David G. Hill, M.D., Director of Clinical Research at Waterbury Pulmonary Associates and Volunteer Medical Spokesperson for the American Lung Association says;" I saw Twitter posts yesterday stating there were medications that were 100% effective in treating COVID. "

Medication For  COVID - 19
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Never use smoking, alcohol or other drugs to deal with emotions

It is normal to feel sad, stressed, confused, scared or angry during a crisis. But people should never use smoking, alcohol or other drugs to deal with emotions.

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High risk period for COVID - 19

The Secretary, Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA), Dr. Haritha Aluthge said that the high risk period for COVID - 19 declared by the government could be longer than that of March 25 to April 7 owing to the negligence of the public.

 Dr. Haritha Aluthge
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The harmful impact of smoking on COVIDE 19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) attacks the lungs, and behaviors that weaken the lungs put individuals at greater risk. The harmful impact of smoking on the lungs is well documented.

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Suggestions: Considerations for the development of Sri Lanka's National Treatment Guidelines for COVID - 19

The Government Medical Officers' Association tabled the concept paper prepared by Professor Kamini Mendis on the treatment of COVID - 19 patients with HCQ and Azithromycin in Task Force meeting on 21st March 2020.

Suggestions:  Considerations for the development of Sri Lanka's National Treatment Guidelines for COVID - 19
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