To fight coronavirus spread, U.S. may expand 'social distancing' measures
If the U.S. begins to see sustained human-to-human transmission, health officials may have to rapidly step up “social distancing” measures.
Social distancing tools that might be used to slow spread of #2019nCoV are like Swiss cheese, exCDC director Julie Gerberding told
. “Each individual slice has a lot of holes but if you stack up a number of them then you have a pretty good barrier.”
Countries around the world are quickly putting in place "social distancing" measures, like travel bans and quarantine orders in response to #nCoV19. But these steps come at a cost. My latest for
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To fight coronavirus spread, the U.S. may expand ‘social distancing’ measures. But it comes at...
Social distancing is a tool public health officials may use if there is sustained community transmission of #coronavirus -social distancing usually starts with ... schools & day care -encouraging workers to telecommute -keeping people apart from another
To fight coronavirus, U.S. may expand ‘social distancing’ measures. But
explains it comes at a cost.
this is a good sense of where we were in early February. No dispute that people took way too long to take it seriously.
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To fight coronavirus spread, the U.S. may expand ‘social distancing’ measures. But it comes at a cost
To fight #coronavirus spread, the U.S. may expand ‘social distancing’ measures. But it comes at a cost.
“Fear and misinformation can be more harmful than the virus we are fighting against — it’s important to focus on the facts about the virus and the risk [to the public]”
Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said the agency is “preparing as if this is the next pandemic,” meaning the worldwide spre…