Coronavirus (COVID-19) HEALTH ALERT
The World Health Organization has announced that COVID-19 is a Pandemic
What is a pandemic?
According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Trusted Source, there are very distinct differences between an outbreak, epidemic, and pandemic.
An OUTBREAK is an increase in cases of a disease above what’s normally expected in a certain area. The increase is often sudden.
An EPIDEMIC is much like an outbreak, but for people within a larger region. The two terms differ only in degree.
A PANDEMIC is an epidemic that’s spread over several countries or continents and affects a large parent of the population.
It’s important to note that this isn’t used to indicate the severity of a disease, only the degree to which it’s spreading Transmission can spread fast COVID-19 compared with SARS (2002) & MERS (2012)
“In early March 2020, ‘The Pharmaceutical Journal’ published just how quickly the virus is spreading if one person is infected compare with SARS & MERS… 2002: SARS death rate 9.6% – 2012: MERS death rate 34.4% and Covid-19: death rate 3.4% but is much more contagious”
…or something like this:
WHO Director-General TedrosGhebreyesusspecified four key areas governments should address:-Prepare and be ready.-Detect, protect, and treat.-Reduce transmission.-Innovate and learn.
We all have come to understand these past few months on how to prepare and be ready to some degree. Governments are now improving ways to detect, protect and also treat.
So we believe we should concentrate on the reduction of transmission by the implementation of certain technologies available to us through some innovative ways to reduce the transmission.