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Setbacks caused by COVID-19 have slowed progress in prevention and treatment of tuberculosis in several countries. For example, tuberculosis case notifications have dropped 25-30% in India, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The UN Secretary General has issued 10 priority actions to close the gap in
COVID-19 is more contagious but less deadly than SARS. The mortality rate of COVID-19 is between 1-2% versus 9.6% for SARS. Meanwhile, COVID-19 has spread much faster and infected over 75,000 people in 2 months compared to SARS, which took 8 months to affect over 8,000. Nonetheless, the two
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