“Every time each of us stops, or even just delays, an infection is a small victory”If each infected person spreads the coronavirus to two other people, the chain of infections would grow exponentially.
Avoiding even a single social connection early on in the chain could significantly reduce the number of infections.We know that this is a virus capable of doing what it did to Wuhan, and what it is now doing in Italy and Spain and what it will almost certainly do in the U.K. Given what we know the virus is capable of, we should be preparing for it now.individuals can do so much, too, because of the exponential increase of cases in an outbreak.
It’s really instructive to compare what happened in Wuhan and what happened in Guangzhou. In Wuhan, they shut down when they had 495 cases in a city that is roughly the size of New York. In neighboring Guangzhou, by contrast, they took action when there were seven cases. The epidemic curve in Guangzhou was completely manageable. As we all know, in Wuhan it was absolutely catastrophic.
We all must social-distance as much as possible to limit the impact. Social distancing is deliberately increasing the physical space between people to avoid spreading illness. Staying at least six feet away from other people lessens your chances of catching COVID-19.Utmost in my mind at the moment are the health care workers, who are going to be on the front lines. They are the heroes, and by limiting transmission, we are all helping them do their jobs and save lives.And the risks and interventions will change over time, as people better understand the situation. We should not think that this will blow over in a few weeks and then life will resume as it was before.Working from home instead of at the office.
Visiting loved ones by electronic devices instead of in person.
Cancelling or postponing conferences and large meetings.People who have been exposed to the new coronavirus and who are at risk for coming down with COVID-19 might practice self-quarantine. practice self-quarantine if you have recently returned from traveling to a part of the country or the world where COVID-19 is spreading rapidly, or if you have knowingly been exposed to an infected person.By doing so
“We can save our lives ,our families,our community our country and entire nation.”