Lockdowns are not inevitable but an emergency stop. Countries can avoid them with comprehensive test, trace, quarantine, isolate, support systems & public uptake of measures to reduce transmission, inc. masks & distancing. "Giving up" is never an option.
Do not give up on trying to control #Covid19, urges. Lockdowns can be avoided if governments support test, trace & then support people in quarantine and individuals play their part too. The alternative? "A tsunami of cases" that strain health care.
.: 'The alternative [to working to contain COVID] is to face a “tsunami of cases” that will put the health and lives of health care workers in jeopardy and cripple health care systems, he said. “You run out of capacity to cope.”
. warns giving up on efforts to control Covid-19 would be ‘dangerous’ via
The warned countries against giving up on efforts to control the coronavirus pandemic, with the head of the agency saying doing so would be “dangerous.”
" warns giving up on efforts to control Covid-19 would be ‘dangerous’" by v "The alternative is to face a 'tsunami of cases' that will put the health & lives of health care workers in jeopardy & cripple health care systems"
“Not everyone accepts that containment needs to be done because they don’t believe in this disease. How can you convince someone to do something if they don’t actually believe that there’s a problem?” ⁩, sounding quite worried...
WHO warns giving up on efforts to control Covid-19 would be 'dangerous'
”Governments need to look for and persuade people to do the right thing, but they need to support people in doing that. They need to have food. They need some access to connectivity. They need to be supported. They need contact with their families.”
WHO warns giving up on efforts to control Covid-19 would be ‘dangerous’ via
WHO warns giving up on efforts to control Covid-19 would be 'dangerous'
WHO warns giving up on efforts to control Covid-19 would be ‘dangerous’ via