Social distancing

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Social distancing sign
Social distancing sign

Social distancing is a strategy used in preventing the spread of infectious diseases such as Corona virus outbreak where a people, whether they are infected or not, are asked to stay at home; and keep away from people.

Rationale for social distancing in COVID-19 prevention[edit | edit source]

The virus, SARS-Cov-2, the cause of COVID-19, is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, and between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes when these droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

CDC 15 days to slow this down campaign[edit | edit source]

The Centers for disease control has a campaign with the following message.

Listen to and follow the directions of your STATE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES.

  • IF YOU FEEL SICK, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider.
  • IF YOUR CHILDREN ARE SICK, keep them at home. Do not send them to school. Contact your medical provider.
  • IF SOMEONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD HAS TESTED POSITIVE for the coronavirus, keep the entire household at home. Do not go to work. Do not go to school. Contact your medical provider.
  • IF YOU ARE AN OLDER PERSON, stay home and away from other people.
  • IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A SERIOUS UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITION that can put you at increased
  • risk (for example, a condition that impairs your lung or heart function or weakens your immune system), stay home and away from other people

External links[edit | edit source]

COVID vaccine development
COVID vaccine development

WHO preventing coronavirus[edit source]

Coronavirus: WHO declares COVID 19 a pandemic.

Treatments[edit source]

The monoclonal antibodies treatments Bamlanivimab (made by Eli Lilly and Company) and the therapeutic cocktail Casirivimab/Imdevimab (made by Regeneron) called monoclonal antibodies that can be given to help treat patients with COVID-19.  

Vaccines[edit source]

List of approved COVID-19 vaccinations in US[edit source]

The following COVID-19 vaccines have received emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the prevention of COVID-19:

External links[edit source]

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