Scientific consensus on the COVID-19 pandemic: we need to act now

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CORRESPONDENCE| VOLUME 396, ISSUE 10260E71-E72, OCTOBER 31, 2020
Published:October 15, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32153-X
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has infected more than 35 million people globally, with more than 1 million deaths recorded by WHO as of Oct 12, 2020. As a second wave of COVID-19 affects Europe, and with winter approaching, we need clear communication about the risks posed by COVID-19 and effective strategies to combat them. Here, we share our view of the current evidence-based consensus on COVID-19.