Ending this Safely

1. How COVID-19 is impacting the globe There are more than 1.3 million confirmed cases of infection of the COVID-19 coronavirus worldwide as of 7 April, with more than 73,000 confirmed deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 285,000 people have reportedly recovered from the disease. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care as…

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Solving Rare Disease

Sharing data on rare diseases globally could provide benefits to diagnosis, management and treatment, clinical trials and personal well-being. A new World Economic Forum paper highlights the value of a global framework. Rare but not uncommon Rare diseases are not as rare as you may think. Approximately 10% of the global population or 475 million people are affected by…

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