Note: This thread is related to #Coronavirus #COVID19

Follow the World Health Organization's instructions to reduce your risk of infection:

1/ Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

2/ When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue - throw issue away immediately and wash hands.

3/ Avoid close contact with anyone that has fever and cough.

Devi Sridhar+ Your Authors @devisridhar Professor & Chair of Global Public Health, @EdinburghUni Medical School. Director of @GlobalHealthGP. Health governance, financing, policy, systems & security. Jul. 26, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Eradication -> getting rid of every case of COVID on the planet. Only possible in long-term w/vaccine.

Elimination -> stopping community transmission within national borders. Imported cases will occur, but if identified quickly, can mean return to largely ‘normal’ daily life.

These terms keep being used interchangeably- but they have distinct meanings. We have eliminated malaria & measles in many countries. We have not eradicated them.

And countries with Zero COVID policies include Iceland, New Zealand, Cuba, Cayman Islands, Vietnam, Thailand, Taiwan, Rwanda & more.


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