COVID-19 Scientific and Public Health Policy Update – (17 August 2021)
In addition to the Weekly Outbreak Brief and other documents on the spread of COVID-19 and the actions that the African Union/Africa CDC and WHO/AFRO are taking to help African Union Member States, we share a biweekly brief detailing the latest developments in scientific knowledge and public health policy from around the world, as well as updates to the latest guidance from Africa CDC, WHO and other public health agencies. Contents of this document are not intended to serve as recommendations from the African Union-Africa CDC or WHO/AFRO; rather, it is a summary of the scientific information available in the public space to Member States. It is important to note that the outbreak is evolving rapidly and that the nature of this information will continue to change. We will provide regular updates to ensure Member States are informed of the most critical developments in these areas.