The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19)pandemic is rapidly changing the way the health and development communities are working. With the proximity of eye health professionals to patients during eye examinations and reports that the virus can cause conjunctivitis, COVID-19 has implications for eye health and eye health professionals. Travel restrictions, reprioritisation of health resources and economic consequences are impacting the work of many of our member and partner organisations.
To assist IAPB members, eye health personnel, health professionals and program personnel, IAPB is collating and sharing information and resources specific to eye health and international development in relation to COVID-19. Without much ado, COVID-19 Resources: Here is what we know…
Interactive Real Time Dashboard, John Hopkins University, USA
An interactive web-based dashboard to track COVID-19 in real time, Ensheng Dong, Hongru Du, Lauren Gardner, Correspondence; The Lancet, Published: February 19, 2020 doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30120-1
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Report – 66, WHO Report/26/03/2020 (Other people become infected with COVID-19 by touching these contaminated objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth.: people with vision-impairment often relies on tactile braile on the public or surface.) (they rely more on touch).
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