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Joint Expert Group on Human Biology and Medicine 2020-2022 Report
Expert Group of the Life Sciences Group
Report Author(s): Anne Hicks (UK), Giichiro Ohno (Japan), Nathalie Pattyn (Belgium)
Summary of activities from 2020-2022
Key challenges faced: APT IQ NOW
A - Avoid bringing COVID 19 to Antarctica.
P - Prevent the transmission of COVID 19 if it is transported to Antarctica.
T - Treat COVID 19 in Antarctica with most current information possible.
I - Isolation processes and procedures, including transport defined.
Q - Quarantine as necessary.
N - National program cooperative preparations facilitated in advance.
O - Optimize communication between national programs clinical resources.
W - Work-up continuously updated guidance for the International Antarctic community to address challenges from COVID 19.
JEGHBM members are in dialogue with their COMNAP operational partners to support decisions with respect to COVID-19 and ensuring that science activities are disturbed as little as possible within the significant considerations of COVID related challenges. JEGHBM will be in communication with ATCM.