The World Health Organisation has issued a new set of guidelines on the use of corticosteroids to treat patients infected with severe Covid-19. It has also recommended the use of corticosteroids only in the case of patients who are severely or critically ill.
During the briefing, Ghebreyesus also talked about a vaccine strategy. He said, "If and when we have an effective vaccine, we must also use it effectively.
Initially, when supply is limited, priority must be given to vaccinating essential workers and those most at risk. In other words, vaccinating some people in all countries, rather than all people in some countries. I will repeat again: vaccine nationalism will prolong the pandemic, not shorten it."
"We are delighted that 78 high and upper-middle countries and economies have now confirmed they will participate in the COVAX facility, and the number is growing. I urge those who have not yet joined to do so by September 18," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.