Tag: <span>quarantine</span>

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Confinement affects children’s mental health

Confinement is taking its toll on the health of children, especially the youngest. Children, like many adults, have been confined for a month and a half, an exceptional situation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that could last longer, until May, and that is affecting all key areas of early childhood neurodevelopment (up to 7...

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Imperial College predicts that we will be able to go outside one in three months due to the coronavirus

There are two main challenges in assessing the severity of clinical outcomes during an epidemic of a newly emerging infection such as COVID-19. The first one ―surveillance―, is typically biased towards detecting clinically severe cases, particularly at the start of an epidemic when diagnostic capacity is limited (estimates of the proportion of fatal cases), the...

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6 steps every country must take now to prevent coronavirus deaths

With more than a billion new people on lockdown this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) had a simple request: don’t waste this opportunity. Physical distancing measures such as lockdowns only slow the virus’ spread, WHO officials warned. They can’t eradicate it. Cancelled events, closed schools and stay-at-home orders buy countries time to develop targeted...