WHO launches CoViNet to monitor coronaviruses globally

Health Policy Watch April 1, 2024, 06:00 PM UTC

Summary: The World Health Organization (WHO) launched CoViNet to monitor and evaluate SARS-CoV-2, MERS-CoV, and emerging coronaviruses. The network focuses on tracking virus evolution, spread of variants, and public health impacts. It emphasizes a One Health approach and will shape WHO policies. 36 labs from 21 countries are involved. WHO reported 6,932,591 deaths and 766,440,796 cases globally. The pandemic was declared over, but vigilance against new variants continues.

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