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FACTizenship Newsletter | Volume #16

Several key public health measures can be implemented to successfully contain the spread of a disease during a pandemic. Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, strict lockdowns were among the measures that significantly slowed the progression of the pandemic, in conjunction with other measures. But are lockdowns a good idea? And has the World Health Organization (WHO), as some have suggested, changed its position about lockdowns? In this week's FACTizenship newsletter, we share with you WHO's recommendation on lockdowns and whether they address the reality on the ground.






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What WHO says about lockdown measures
The British tabloid Daily Express reported that the World Health Organization (WHO) has changed its stance on lockdown measures. This statement is inaccurate.




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The World Health Organization changed its stance on masks
WebMD reported on June 6th 2020 that the World Health Organization (WHO) changed its stance on wearing face masks.




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