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World Health Organization Provides Update On Coronavirus | NBC News (Live Stream Recording)

World Health Organization Provides Update On Coronavirus | NBC News (Live Stream Recording)
yes and thank you very much for waking with us sorry for the delay today continue with our press conferences regarding

coronavirus

disease covered 90 dr. terrorist is back from his trips to dr congo and to Munich conference you were able to watch his speech he made in a meaningful Saturday we again have a journalist following us on our Twitter account with a journalist dialing online and watching that's darling Truffaut and what she goes online again it's a zero-star if you're on
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the phone and it's a clicking a race hand if you are online we will have a audio file and we will have a transcript of this press conference today decided to tell us we can have again dr. Mike Ryan - executive director for

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emergencies that of the civil young director of global infectious hazard preparedness I'll give you the floor immediately - doctor Tetris thank you thank you Tarek and good afternoon everyone let me start that I always do with the latest data as of 6:00 Geneva
time today China has reported seventy thousand six hundred thirty five cases of kovat 19 - double h o including 1772 deaths in the past 24 hours China has reported 2005 2051 new cases which includes both clinically confirmed and confirmed cases 94% of new cases continue to come from Hebei province outside china whi has received reports of 694 cases from 25 countries and three does as more data comes in from China we're starting to get a clearer picture of the outbreak how it's developing
and where it could be headed today China has published a paper with detailed data on more than 44,000 confirmed cases of Corbett 19 this better give us a better understanding about the age range of people affected the severity of the disease and the mortality rate as such they're very important in enabling whu-oh to provide good evidence-based advice to countries we encourage all countries to share their data publicly the data also appeared to show a decline in new cases this trend must be
interpreted very cautiously trends can change as new populations are affected it's too early to tell if this reported decline will continue every scenario is still on the table it also appears that commit 19 is not as deadly as other koruna viruses including SARS and MERS more than 80 percent of patients have mild disease and will recover in about 14 percent of cases the virus causes severe disease including pneumonia and shortness or shortness of breathe and about five percent of patients
have critical diseases including respiratory failure septic shock and multi-organ failure in two percent of reported cases the virus is Faton and the risk of death increases the older you are we see relatively few cases among children more research is needed to understand why this new data address some of the gaps in our understanding but others remain the international team of experts now on the ground in China is working with Chinese counterparts to better understand those gaps and improve our
understanding of the outbreak we thank all partners who have met the experts available through that goal framework whu-oh is continuing to work night and day on several fronts to prepare countries with sending testing kits to laboratories around the

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we're protecting workers by sending personal protective equipment to many countries and we're working with manufacturers to ensure supply with training

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workers with providing advice to countries on how to do screening testing
contact tracing and treatment and we have put out a call for 675 million s dollars to support countries to prepare I thank those donors who have contributed but we have not seen the urgency in funding that we need as I keep saying we have a window of opportunity now we need resources now to ensure countries are prepared now we don't know how long this window of opportunity will remain open let's not squander it I thank you the terrorists we have about 20 minutes for questions not more
than that so I would ask everyone to ask one and very short questions star nine if you are dialing in clicking raise hand if you are online we will start as always here in the room we have one two three and then we will move on please and if you can yes execute Ryan on the riches risk assessments for

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disease 19th 2019 if I'm wrong I understand that the ratio uses the word and then we say specifically influenza earthquake cases assessment of August 19 which is high now turns into
very high in the future would it be safe for us generally if they call it endemic in general terms thank you yeah I think we need to be extremely cautious in using the term and we had lots of controversies during the h1n1 situation around when it was pandemic and when it wasn't pandemic and I think we need to be careful the the real issue here is whether we're seeing efficient community transmission outside of China and at the present time we're not observing them and as such
we're not in a position to have that discussion what we're seeing is again as we said previously the majority of cases outside China have a direct link still back to China and of that transmission that's occurred in countries outside China the majority of that transmission can be traced through existing transmission chains so therefore I think we have to to be very very careful not to drive fear in the

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right now and be very cautious in using the words you have used we've
said it the risk is very high in China this is high regionally and it's high around the

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that is not the risk is high of a pandemic the risk is high that the disease may spread further and I think at face value that is true I don't know if Sylvia you now I think you're right I think we the difficulty with certain word is that their interpretation varies and for general public very often pandemic is really the worst case scenario and so I think we need before qualifying the event
world health organization provides update on coronavirus nbc news live stream recording
as the worst case scenario we need a lot more evidence and a lot more data on and so that's why I think we need to be cautious because it can really create panic unnecessarily because what is important is that we all agree on the risk so that we can yes the team series face-to-face meetings with Chinese counterparts and it's it's excellent to see such eminent international experts working side by side with their Chinese counterparts de much of the work over the last 72 hours has been
in laying out and agreeing on one of those outstanding questions we've been speaking about those unknowns and it's agreeing what we don't agreeing what we don't know and agreeing what is the best way to access the information what we don't know the team will will then be able to to go and visit provinces and see things on the ground they'll continue those those that work together and again we reflect on the fact that this is a collaboration between Chinese scientists and
scientists from the international community and they should be seen as such recently said that's new virus could in fact 2/3 it's still today a concern the

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what's your comment comments on this WH o hmm works with with many people around the

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and and people can express we use unlikely scenarios or many of you have seen the various ranges of r0 or not that's been proposed and all of that is important in generating hypotheses for possible scenarios in the future but
we've dealt with this previously because we had some of the same predictions last week from from other scientists all predictions are important most predictions are wrong today Chinese else officials are of called the former patients who recovered to give their broth in order to extract the plasma and give that to the patients who are still here do you think this is a good option the use of convalescent plasma or hyper immune globulin has been part of the treatment of severe infectious
diseases going back almost at the beginning of when we understood viral infection we've seen it as we see it in rabies we've seen it in other infections and it has proven effective and life-saving in a number of different diseases diff theory have been won most recently where we use the similar approach so it is very important area to pursue and again we will we will need to look at how it's used which patients are most likely to benefit from its use when during the course of the
illness it will be beneficial because what hyper immune globulin does is it concentrates the antibodies in a recover patient and you're essentially giving the new victims immune system a boost you're giving them a boost of antibodies to hopefully get them through the very difficult phase so it must be given at the right time because it mops up the virus in the system and it just gives us the the new patient's immune system a vital push at the time it needs it but it has to be
carefully timed and it's not always successful so it's a very important area of discovery and I believe they're starting trials on that in China but it's a very valid way to explore therapeutics especially when we don't have vaccines or we don't have specific antivirals and just to add that of course the protocol I will use is very important and specially the safety because as you know please blood products you can also transmit other disease so the protocol of
purification is very important and as well as the scaling of how how much how many patient can can get this therapy because it's not I mean it's not easy to produce and so that's why all those aspects to be carefully assessed before we use it widely thank you very much we will go online for a few questions let's start with the China Daily can you hear us please do we have anyone online from China Daily if you not can we track someone from Switzerland online then we go back online
because of any doubts about the efficiency of the effectiveness of the testing for the virus given Kumano Kodo a cases where people with multiple text change or they were found to be negative and then finally no diagnostic test is foolproof we've seen that with screening programs and others around the

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especially when tests are new invalidating dose tests there's always a small chance of a false positive or a false negatives and someone who's told they're positive when they
don't have the virus or sometimes someone told you don't have the virus and they subsequently turn out to have that virus so it is an important consideration and that's why clinical suspicion and intention to treat diagnosis is always very important if there's an epidemiologic link with the previous case and if the person is extremely ill and you get a negative texture you would always retest that patient so they retest protocols and then validation of those samples and reference
labs especially where countries are testing for the first time we require in-house countries to share the first hundred samples with an international reference lab so that we can validate their testing protocols so there's a lot of checks and balances in place but again we rely on common sense no test is foolproof for what it does allow is busy clinicians and others to identify those patients who have called mid-nineteen and treating and accordingly one more time to go online we have someone
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calling us from Canada can we let me try let me try can you hear it yeah in Montreal there are reports that the passengers have not been inspected on board the diamond princess what more can you tell us on that front and if quatrain wallet would like to hear of tickling I very briefly on this matter thank you yes on this issue I think what is clear is that it's very difficult to make sure that the infection prevention and control measures are difficult to implement in inner ship environment
because there are a number of factors that have are very difficult to be put under control and we have seen this in many other occasions for other infections like for non viruses or other type of infections so it's not specific for kovat 19:00 and so that's why we are working very closely with the various competencies of Japanese authorities but also the medical chief medical officer on on those cruise ship to see what would be the best measure to put in place to protect the people on
the ships but also make sure that we still stick to our objective which is the containment of the virus and I think this is what we are going to I mean that what we are doing currently also be very cognition that we need to make sure that we focus on our objective Public

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objective which is to contain the virus and not to contain the people and making sure that we can have right balance between the

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of the population in Japan and other countries but also the

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of the people
being currently on this boat and so we need to have those balance and it's currently quite difficult because there are still many unknowns on this virus and so measures are implemented and assessed currently and monitored on nearly hourly basis because we learn every day and if we are more about these disease answers virus 50 mantra value the conservatory to Japanese Mayo silly little tea I mean la la limits toxic reproduce the tip the bottle with the quasi press ahead of a tool is le monkey
fundamentally so risk so lobato camellia uncle in a moment of truth Konkani possible resource at malady Omiya novel mechanism Lumiere possible to put a jealous aunty - aunty stencil bottom AOC cote de la santé de la population Japanese don't see some contaminants yet available eg liberal patootie module a congressional objective as the company nervously palaces around nearly percentage nobility nip at least appreciate the voyage mi-young is used to to preserve a land to gritty physical
assault a different community because they've been exceptionally open transparent and cooperative throughout this whole process and that's something we deeply appreciate thank you very much let's try to get to Sarah serving from demux Sark and hereís your daily w/e Joe is

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laboratory cases beginning of any arrest conference you may use on laboratory plus I'm wondering what the media should be with more tea for clinical cases the data we received this morning doesn't
disaggregate between the laboratory and clinically confirmed cases that's why we've reported that gross number I believe we will continue to report both numbers as they're made available but I think the overall number of combined of both will probably be a better number going forward but we're working with our colleagues in China to to see whether they will be reporting both numbers on a daily basis from here on in thank you very much let's try to get quickly one or two more
questions before we can use encourage openness we we say the same one of our own principles here is we don't when we get misinformation our job is not to go after the people who release misinformation it's put out good information and give people the best information so it's not about going after the messenger we do encourage openness and transparency at all levels it is the best way for Public

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to do its job and it doesn't matter what urine doesn't matter what level
you represent so openness and transparency is the way forward and we do always like in the cases we refer to the quarantine ships we always have to balance the public and common good against the rights of the individual and sometimes that's a very difficult balance to strike and that has been a historical balance to strike and we've seen that in the 1918 and the great pandemic where governments including your own and the US had to make some very difficult decisions about quarantine very
difficult decisions for information sharing and that is you know it's it's it's it's it's something that you you can't ignore and it's very important that all governments are able to balance the good of society and the community against the rights of individuals to openly communicate thank you very much I think we have time for one more question please dr. Ryan you're just talking about protecting the rights to the individuals and although travel advisories are to
be taken very seriously and not entrance lightly it's too early to talk about any kind of a suggestive travel ban on cruise ships even within certain regions to stay clear of Asia to preclude the situation where you have to make I take your point but even the conflict of your sanctions to steer clear off we have a group the same we should steer clear of cruise ships or steer clear of airports or steer clear of certain ethnic groups steered clear of other things we have to be really careful
here there's no zero risk in the

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for anything but still we mentioned is we needed an approach to managing risk that allows us to continue to operate as a society while minimizing the risks we know about and that doesn't matter we're talking of Travel or meetings it doesn't matter if we're talking about cruise ships these are manageable risks and again we need to reflect on the fact that the vast majority of these cases are within China when you look at the population
attack rates within China even within we're talking about an overall attack rate of about 400,000 it's you know this is a very serious outbreak and it has the potential to grow but we need to we need to balance that in terms of the number of people infected outside who may this this epidemic is affecting a very tiny tiny tiny proportion of people so if we're going to disrupt every cruise ship in the

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on the off chance that there might be some potential contact with some
potential pathogen then where do we stop we ship down the buses around the

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and what happens when other countries are affected do we take the same measures in that case so we need to be extremely measured to what we do and everything you need do needs to be based on public

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it needs to be based on evidence it needs to be based on a principle is there's no such thing as a zero risk and every single person on this planet understands that it is impossible to reduce risk of anything
to a zero to that measures should be taken proportional to the situation based on public

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signs and evidence and blanket measures may may not may not help so that's what we're trying to say otherwise you know as Mike said there is no zero risk but it has to be proportional to to the situation but again some specific risks associated with a small number of cruise ships and again the risk of that has waived so I think we can need to be realistic about what has happened but very
often unlike what has happened doesn't determine what you do next so I think we need to separate fast from where we are now what's the evidence now and then where do we go from here so I fully take your point and I fully take your concern but we again we need to remain very balanced before we need jerk ourselves into unfortunate situations and it particularly would say in the case of stigma and if we leave aside the issue of cruise ships if I don't get to take my cruise ship holiday
maybe that's not the end of the

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but there's a lot of people around the

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who suffered stigma and profiling and other things and we should maybe be concerned about that and ensure that people around the

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show solidarity with those affected and don't extend risk beyond what's reasonable and again we need to avoid stigma at all costs thank you very much Jim I'm really sorry but again and our guests have to give now so we will conclude here thanks everyone for
watching and we will have audio file and transcript please follow us on our social media platforms and on the website situation report will come again tonight thank you very much you