8Q. Coronavirus Response
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Bruce Aylward, WHO-China Joint Mission co-team leader, said that the key to China’s apparent success in changing the course of the epidemic was not the lockdowns. Instead, it was:CorrectIncorrect
Bruce Aylward, the WHO-China Joint Mission’s Canadian co-team leader, said that the key to China’s apparent success in changing the course of the epidemic was not the lockdowns. Instead, it was painstaking implementation of traditional public health measures: finding cases, isolating them, and tracing their close contacts, plus suspension of public gatherings.
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Who was appointed by the president to be the Administration’s COVID-19 task force leader?CorrectIncorrect
On February 27, the President appointed Vice President Mike Pence as the Administration’s COVID-19 task force leader, and the Vice President subsequently appointed President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Ambassador Deborah Birx as the “White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator.”
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In the video “Trump Expands Travel Restrictions After U.S. COVID-19 Death,” the administration announces more restrictions on travel from Iran after the coronavirus killed a person in _______________, the first to die from the disease on American soil.CorrectIncorrect
See video: Trump Expands Travel Restrictions After U.S. COVID-19 Death
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Which country had many imported cases and high population density yet virtually no community spread, and could provide a model response to the coronavirus?CorrectIncorrect
Singapore has many imported cases and high population density, yet virtually no community spread. Could Singapore’s response to the novel coronavirus guide the U.S.’s own actions? Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, congratulated Singapore on its “exquisite reporting” of COVID-19 cases. And a preprint of a Harvard study characterized Singapore’s “strong epidemiological surveillance and contact tracing” as the “gold standard.”
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According to the video “How Coronavirus Test Kits Work,” the one issue with nose- and throat-swabbing tests is that:CorrectIncorrect
See video: How Coronavirus Test Kits Work
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What does a Level 3 travel advisory mean?CorrectIncorrect
The U.S. State Department advised against travel to China and Iran, issuing a Level 4 advisory. The CDC also issued a Level 3 travel advisory for South Korea, Iran, and Italy, meaning people should avoid non-essential travel. There is a Level 2 travel advisory for Japan. Level 2 means that older people and people with chronic conditions should consider postponing non-essential travel. Level 1 means to use precautions during travel.
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On March 11, 2020, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus designated COVID-19 as a _______________.CorrectIncorrect
COVID-19 Designated as Pandemic. The following are WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’ opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 on March 11, 2020: Good afternoon. In the past two weeks, the number of cases of COVID-19 outside China has increased thirteen-fold, and the number of affected countries has tripled.
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Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’ key areas of strategy to combat the virus are to prepare and be ready, reduce transmission, innovate and learn, and ________________.CorrectIncorrect
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus states that he has “said from the beginning that countries must take a whole-of-government, whole-of-society approach, built around a comprehensive strategy to prevent infections, save lives and minimize impact. Let me summarize it in four key areas. First, prepare and be ready. Second, detect, protect, and treat. Third, reduce transmission. Fourth, innovate and learn.
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True or False:
China’s government first reported cases of pneumonia of an unknown cause to WHO on December 31, 2019, but did not raise the alarm to its own people until January 20.CorrectIncorrect
China’s government first reported cases of pneumonia of an unknown cause to WHO on December 31, 2019, but did not raise the alarm to its own people until January 20. Observers have suggested that by withholding information, the government may have squandered an early window of opportunity to stem the virus’s spread.
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CDC Director Robert Redfield said that Singapore had gotten ____________________ right in response to the coronavirus.CorrectIncorrect
CDC Director Robert Redfield applauded the city-nation for its “aggressive containment strategy” and “aggressive case findings.” Asked what Singapore had gotten right, Redfield said, “it’s early diagnosis, isolation, contact tracing, and some very targeted mitigation steps” that included closing schools in areas with high case load.