WHA73 Statement - WHO Civil Society Working Group on NCDs

WHA73 Statement - WHO Civil Society Working Group on NCDs
Published 18th May 2020
Author WHO Civil Society Working Group on NCDs
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"Emerging evidence from the COVID-19 pandemic suggests that people living with NCDs and other chronic conditions - in particular hypertension and cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, respiratory diseases, obesity, and mental and neurological health conditions such as dementia - are at higher risk of severe illness or death from the virus. Yet, even in the midst of a public health emergency of international concern, companies that produce harmful products, such as tobacco, alcohol and sugar-sweetened beverages, continue to spread misinformation and deny the link between the harmful effects of their products and COVID-19 to protect their markets." 

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