Mass gathering events and reducing further global spread of COVID-19: a political and public health dilemma

WHO Novel Coronavirus-19 Mass Gatherings Expert Group

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192 Citations (Scopus)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1096-1099
Number of pages4
JournalThe Lancet
Volume395
Issue number10230
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2020

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All authors have a special interest in mass gatherings health and are members of the WHO Novel Coronavirus-19 Mass Gatherings Expert Group. GI is supported by the Italian Ministry of Health (Ricerca Corrente Linea 1). AZ and GI are co-principal investigators of the Pan-African Network on Emerging and Re-Emerging Infections (PANDORA-ID-NET) and thank the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership for support. AZ is in receipt of a UK National Institutes of Health Research Senior Investigator Award. We thank members of the WHO Novel Coronavirus-19 Mass Gatherings Expert Group: Maurizio Barbeschi, Robert Vitillo, Bonnie Henry, Richard Budgett, Andrew Massey, Michael Hopmeier, Amaia Artazcoz Glaria, Lucia Mullen, Crystal Watson, Christian Haggenmiller, and Rick Nunes-Vaz, among others.

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