In just over 3 months, the new coronavirus has spread around the world, killing thousands and paralyzing the global economy. Case studies into cluster infections in Japan offer some clues into how the pandemic began.
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Monitor closely the clusters changes and preventing overship.
To stop the spread of the virus we need to un destand the mechanims of infection and change our behaviour accordingly .
So far we have considered 2 main routes of transmission :
- contact with object that has the virus on it
- inhaling droplets emitted by sneezes and coughs
There ' s possibly a third infection route during conversations or even when people stand at distance by micro- droplets infection by micrometer particles. 0.1 micrometre = 1/10000 mm
Watch this incredible video - For dentists = starts 28:30
Medical workers celebrate after the closure of a temporary hospital in Wuchang District of Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, March 10, 2020. The last two temporary hospitals in Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in central China's Hubei Province, were shut down Tuesday, marking the closure of all 16 temporary hospitals in the city. Read more
Washington — The Senate unanimously passed a $2 trillion stimulus package March 25 aimed at helping the people, states and businesses nationwide devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act — or CARES Act — will next head to the House where a vote is expected March 27.
Following the vote, the ADA sent out an Issues Alert to dentists. In the email, ADA President Chad P. Gehani said, “For the last few weeks, the American Dental Association has advocated on your behalf as federal lawmakers debate the best way to respond to the deepening economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Congress is finalizing legislation that could support dentists during these exceptional circumstances, and I’d like to provide an update.”
It is almost a law of human nature: In any crisis, natural disaster or epidemic, sooner or later people will begin to search for the “guilty parties” and events will quickly become politicized. Emerging crises are usually not taken all that seriously at first. Of course, at some point, panic will break out, but at least initially, the primary focus is on getting to grips with the immediate consequences of a disaster—which is precisely what we are seeing right now with the corona crisis. Read more
One way to slow the spread of viruses is social distancing (also called physical distancing).
The more space between you and others, the harder it is for the virus to spread.
Everyone must practise good hygiene to protect against infection and prevent the virus spreading.
When you practise good hygiene you:
Looking back at how politicians reacted, how the public felt and what was 'normal' just a week ago makes the change even more abrupt