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Cases in the U.S.

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - 5 hours 36 min ago
CDC COVID Data Tracker - Cases and Deaths by State
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.), Health

When to Quarantine

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - 18 hours 2 min ago
Quarantine If You Might Be Sick
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.), Health

COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Toolkit for Essential Workers: Getting Started

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - 18 hours 2 min ago
The CDC has designed a toolkit to help community-based organizations (CBOs) educate communities about new COVID-19 vaccines.
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.), Health

Health Equity in Action

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - 18 hours 2 min ago
Health Equity in Action
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.), Health

Preparing for Your COVID-19 Vaccination

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - 18 hours 2 min ago
This information will help you prepare for your COVID-19 vaccination.
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.), Health

Cruise Ship Color and Commercial Travel Status

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - 18 hours 2 min ago
This webpage describes the criteria for and status of cruise ship response plans required for crew disembarkation with commercial travel.
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.), Health

Staffing Resources

2019 Novel Coronavirus (CDC) - 18 hours 2 min ago
Federal staffing resources for health departments.
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.), Health

COVID-19 and Animals

Animals and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.), Health

Federal Register Notice: Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19

Dr. Robert Redfield signed a declaration determining that the evictions of tenants could be detrimental to public health control measures to slow the spread COVID-19
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.), Health

Previous COVID-19 Forecasts: Hospitalizations

Learn about COVID-19 forecasts and modeling for new hospitalizations.
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.), Health

COVID-19 Forecasts: Cases

Learn about COVID-19 forecasts and modeling for new cases.
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.), Health

COVID-19 Forecasts: Deaths

Forecasts show national and state level cumulative reported and predicted deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. CDC is working with partners to bring together weekly COVID-19 forecasts in one place.
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.), Health

Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

Interim public health recommendations describing the type of activities people who are fully vaccinated can do once fully vaccinated.
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.), Health

Joint statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for the Pre-Summit of the UN Food Systems

WHO news - 27.07.2021

The Pre-Summit of the UN Food Systems is an opportunity to set the agenda for how we will boldly and collectively strengthen food systems, promote healthy diets, and improve nutrition, especially for children and young people.

Even before the pandemic, children were bearing the brunt of broken food systems and poor diets, leading to an alarming nutrition and health crisis worldwide, and a triple burden of malnutrition: undernutrition, in the form of stunting and wasting, widespread micronutrient deficiencies, and a growing prevalence of overweight and obesity.

Globally, 1 in 3 children is not growing well due to malnutrition – a leading cause of child mortality worldwide – while 2 in 3 don’t have access to the minimum diverse diets they need to grow, develop and learn. We continue to see stubbornly high rates of wasting, and a worrying increase in overweight and obesity among young children.

In recent decades, changes in our global food systems – including the practices used to grow, distribute, market, consume, and dispose of our food – mean that the most nutritious and safe foods are too costly or inaccessible to millions of families. Many increasingly turn to processed foods that are affordable, widely available, and aggressively marketed, but often high in unhealthy sugar, fats and salt.

A toxic combination of rising poverty, inequality, conflict, climate change, and COVID-19 is further threatening food systems and children’s nutritional well-being, especially those from the poorest and most vulnerable communities and households.

A transformation of the food system that listens to the voices of children and young people, and unlocks nutritious, safe, affordable and sustainable diets for every child, everywhere, must be at the heart of strategies, policies and investments. UNICEF and WHO call on governments and decision-makers to scale up effective approaches that include:

  • Incentivizing healthy diets through price policies, including subsidies to reduce the price of nutritious foods such as eggs, dairy, fruits, vegetables and wholegrains, or taxes to increase the price of unhealthy options.
  • Improving the nutritional quality of food through mandatory fortification of staple foods with essential micronutrients, the reduction of sodium and sugar, and the elimination of industrially produced trans fats in processed foods.
  • Using public procurement of food as a lever to promote healthy diets and drive sustainable food systems, for example through schools, workplaces, hospitals, and social-protection programmes.
  • Protecting children from the harmful impacts of marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages through strengthened regulatory measures and better enforcement.
  • Protecting and supporting mothers and caregivers to optimally breastfeed their babies, including maternal protection and parental leave, and the implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes.
  • Putting in place mandatory, easy-to-understand nutrition labelling policies and practices to help children and families make healthier choices with the right information.
  • Supporting healthy feeding and dietary practices through the food, health, education, and social protection systems with easy to understand, coherent and memorable communication strategies.

Only then will we improve the quality, safety and affordability of the foods that children and young people have access to; the environments in which they grow, learn, play and eat, and the sustainability of the planet they live in.

By joining forces with governments, civil society, families, development and humanitarian partners, private sector stakeholders, and children and young people themselves, we can uphold our promise to deliver good nutrition and a healthier planet for every child and every adult, everywhere.

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About UNICEF

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. Across more than 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, to build a better world for everyone.

For more information about UNICEF and its work for children visit www.unicef.org

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About WHO

The World Health Organization provides global leadership in public health within the United Nations system. Founded in 1948, WHO works with 194 Member States, across six regions and from 149 offices, to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable. Our goal for 2019-2023 is to ensure that a billion more people have universal health coverage, to protect a billion more people from health emergencies, and provide a further billion people with better health and wellbeing. 

For updates on COVID-19 and public health advice to protect yourself from coronavirus, visit www.who.int and follow WHO on TwitterFacebookInstagramLinkedInTikTokPinterestSnapchatYouTubeTwitch 

Science Briefs

CDC is learning more about how COVID-19 spreads and affects people and communities. Learn more by viewing scientific briefs and agendas.
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.), Health

Science Brief: Background Rationale and Evidence for Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People

The risks of SARS-CoV-2 infection in fully vaccinated people cannot be completely eliminated, but the benefits of relaxing some measures may outweigh the residual risk. This page offers background rationale and data for public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people.
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.), Health

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Home Page
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.), Health

Travel: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Frequently Asked Questions regarding travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.), Health

What to Expect at Your Appointment to Get Vaccinated for COVID-19

Because COVID-19 is a new disease with new vaccines, you may have questions about what happens before, during, and after your appointment to get vaccinated. These tips will help you know what to expect when you get vaccinated, what information your provider will give you, and resources you can use to monitor your health after you are vaccinated.
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.), Health

When You've Been Fully Vaccinated

Recommendations on what activities people can do after they have been fully vaccinated, including how to gather safely with vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
Categories: C.D.C. (U.S.), Health
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