Expanding our understanding of post COVID-19 condition: Webinar 2 15 June 2021 13:00 – World Health Organization

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After a successful first WHO webinar held on 9 February 2021 on post COVID-19 condition, focusing on recognition and burden, WHO conducted a Delphi survey to come to a consensus on the clinical case definition of post COVID19 condition.

This second WHO webinar will present the consensus clinical case definition from the global Delphi exercise, and then expand on understanding the mechanisms that may cause post COVID-19 condition, and the care models to manage it.rn

There are at least seven mechanisms to be considered: inflammation/hyperinflammatory state; immune dysregulation/autoimmune; coagulation/vasculopathy; direct viral toxicity/viral perseverance/long-term infection; autonomic dysfunction/neurologic; endocrine/metabolic;rn and maladaptation of the ACE2 pathway. Likely, many interact synergically. Thus, this global meeting brings together stakeholders to advance the field in solidarity.

The objectives of this second WHO webinar are to:rn

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