Via Arab News: Shoura to get MERS update from Adel Fakeih. Excerpt:
Acting Health Minister Adel Fakeih will explain to the Shoura Council the emergency measures taken by his ministry to rein in the spread of the Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).
Fakeih will meet the Health and Environment Committee and members of the Shoura Council on Wednesday, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The minister will also listen to suggestions made by council members on ways to eradicate the killer infection from the Kingdom.
Muhammad Al-Mahna, Shoura Council spokesman, said Fakeih’s planned visit to the council is part of the ministry’s efforts to combat the coronavirus, which requires support and cooperation from government departments.
Al-Mahna also assured the Health Ministry of the council’s full cooperation in its struggle against the disease, which has killed 187 people in the Kingdom.
Rather than listen to advice from the Shoura on eliminating MERS, the acting minister might spend more time with people from WHO, ECDC, and CDC, discussing ways to get MERS information out to people who really could eliminate it—if only they knew what the hell is going on.