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WHO Scientific Advisory Group on the Origin of New Pathogens (SAGO) Holds First Meeting

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The group should meet frequently, urgently focus on advising on a comprehensive framework for studying the emergence of new pathogens, and promptly undertake an assessment of current understanding of the origin of SARS-CoV-2. Agreed to.

The WHO Scientific Advisory Group on the Origin of New Material (SAGO) held its first meeting yesterday.

The meeting was primarily procedural and included the appointment of South Africa’s Chair Marietjie Venter and France’s Vice-Chair Jean-Claude Manuguerra.

The group meets frequently and urgently focuses on advising on a comprehensive framework for studying the emergence of new pathogens, assessing current understanding of the origin of the COVID-causing virus SARS-CoV-2. Agreed to start promptly. -19.

SAGO has the following features, depending on its reference criteria:

  • Advise WHO on the development of the WHO Global Framework to define and guide research on the origins of potentially epidemic and pandemic emerging and reemerging infectious diseases.
  • Advise WHO on the prioritization of research and field research on the origin of potential epidemic and pandemic emerging and reemerging infectious diseases in accordance with WHO’s global framework described in point (1) above.
  • To provide information and views to assist the WHO Secretariat in developing a detailed work plan for SAGO.

In relation to the origin of SARS-CoV-2:

  • To provide the WHO Secretariat with an independent assessment of all available scientific and technical discoveries from worldwide research on the origin of SARS-CoV-2.
  • Development, monitoring, and support for the following series of studies on the origin of SARS-CoV-2, including prompt advice on WHO’s operational plans to carry out the next set of global studies on the origin of SARS-CoV-2. To advise the WHO Secretariat regarding. WHO-China Joint Global Survey on the Origin of SARS-CoV-2: Advise on additional studies as needed, as outlined in the China Part Report, published March 30, 2021.When
  • To provide WHO with additional advice and support at the request of the WHO SAGO Secretariat. This may include participation in future WHO international missions to study the origin of SARS-CoV-2 or other new pathogens.

WHO Scientific Advisory Group on the Origin of New Pathogens (SAGO) Holds First Meeting

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