Tag: <span>social distancing</span>

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10 post COVID-19 trends

There will be a before and after of this confinement. The return to normalcy so longed for by many will not be a return to the previous daily routine. Now we are all experts in epidemiology and coronavirus (COVID-19). We are hyperinformed, even info-informed, because unfortunately not all the information we receive is real and...

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Runners should be further than 1.5 meters apart

The evidence so far indicates that the virus is spread from person to person through small respiratory droplets. When a person sneezes, coughs or even exhales, he or she is emitting small droplets ―often too small to see with the naked eye―, that can carry the virus. The receiving persons can be infected by inhaling...

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Antibody tests find little immunity against COVID-19

The first studies carried out in the world to evaluate what part of the population has antibodies against the COVID-19 coronavirus have detected less immunity than expected, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. If this still preliminary result is confirmed in other studies that are currently underway, it would remove the prospect that the...

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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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The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health

Right now it is impossible to know the real scope of the COVID-19 pandemic in the mental health of citizens. However, some previous studies suggest that the incidence of mental illness could be multiplied by two, reaching one in five people. These forecasts point to a possible avalanche of diagnoses of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress...

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City size and COVID-19 attack rate

The current outbreak of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) poses an unprecedented global health and economic threat to interconnected human societies. Until a vaccine is developed, strategies for controlling the outbreak rely on aggressive social distancing. These measures largely disconnect the social network fabric of human societies, especially in urban areas. A new study estimates...

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Evaluating the effectiveness of social distancing interventions against COVID-19

The term ‘flatten the curve’, originating from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has been used widely to describe the impact of social distancing interventions. A new study based in a mathematical model ―age-structured Susceptible-Exposed-Infectious-Removed (SEIR) model, to describe the transmission of COVID-19―, to investigate the effectiveness of social distancing interventions lasting six...