Save Social Distance: How to Protect Your Family from the Corona Virus, which aims to Kill India Like a Bombtechblog
Biogen, a Boston-based biotech organization, held a meeting in the most recent seven day stretch of February. The meeting was attended by 175 senior managers from around the world, including two from Italy. Inside seven days, 70 of them were tainted with Covid-19, making it the biggest episode in Massachusetts. My son is studying at MIT and five minutes away from Biogen’s head office. Now he is trapped at home because Massachusetts has declared a state of emergency and all educational institutions are closed.
Remembering lessons from past pandemic diseases is important. When the United States experienced the Spanish flu in 1918, Philadelphia had half the death rate in St. Louis, as Philadelphia rallied to rally to support the First World War, while St. Louis had all the schools, churches, Factories and public gatherings were banned. Initial initiatives have proven to save thousands of lives.
My other child went to Stanford and his information researcher cohorts thought about the spread of the crown infection outside China. Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand and Japan were the most exposed in China, but none of them had a rapid progression to infection. That’s because they were all targeted by SARS in 2003, so they learned how quickly the virus-infected infection could spread, and they made pre-existing security measures called ‘social distance’. ۔
Infection in countries such as Iran, France, Germany and Spain took a long time and their numbers exceeded that of East Asia. Fortunately, India was soon able to capture foreign visitors, even if it was against the wishes of the partner countries.
Most people will look at the mortality rate at 3% and think it’s a very small number. However, India is a very large country and quotidian 19 is the most transmitted disease that we have encountered. Each corona virus patient also infects three other people and has been infected for up to two weeks. There are 107 confirmed cases in India. About 5% of these cases will require admission to an ICU and 1% will be serious enough to require ventilator assistance in breathing.
Pre-existing conditions such as people suffering from hypertension, immune pressure, cancer or over 70 years. Most hospital ICUs are already full of medical emergencies and H1N1. We are already suffering from epidemic, and the only thing we can do is to reduce the infection as much as possible so that our hospitals have a breathing room that causes severe cases.
Let us not accept that the warmth of India will spare us, or that Indians have uncommon insusceptibility from viral illnesses. What if we are like any other? In each country, there was a problem of positive patients after the flood. Due to population density, the spread of Corona virus in India will be like a bomb. World leaders like renowned pandemic expert Angela Merkel say that 20-60% of us will be infected with the corona virus.
We have a small window of opportunity to take social distance and limit the spread of the virus. We may not be able to fully implement lockdowns like China, but there are several common steps that we must take.
- Avoid all travel by international or domestic, air, bus or train. Long-distance travel is a major contributor to the spread of the disease.
- Avoid all places that focus on large numbers of people in a small area. This means schools, James, malls, open air markets, pubs, theaters, temples, other synagogues, swimming pools, etc.
- Work from home. Whether you work in the office or in the factory, you are at risk of being infected or infected by your peers.
- If you show up for work, keep 6 feet away from your peers, avoid the canteen, and postpone all meetings with outsiders. Not found in more than ten groups.
- Avoid all conferences, sporting events, fairs, rallies, cricket matches as it is most likely to spread the risk.
I congratulate the Karnataka government on announcing these measures and I encourage other states to follow them. State governments must assume that 10% of the population can be affected by quad-19. In a city like Bangalore, oxygen will need more than 5000 essential care beds.
Since Covid-19 can affect other patients, they should not be treated at a general hospital. Each state government needs to convert a non-commissioned hospital or a failing medical college hospital into a cavity hospital to serve patients and outpatients. In Karnataka, private hospitals offer their doctors, nurse’s services and equipment at their specialty hospitals.
Italy went from 300 cases to 10,000 cases in two weeks. Because patients with mild symptoms were unaware that they had the infection, they continued to spread it. Since the purpose of the test is primarily to isolation, all NABL approved laboratories should have a free trial. The epidemic began in South Korea and Italy at the same time. South Korea practically tested everyone and pursued careers with dramatic results, while Italy banned testing with disastrous results.
A serious concern is the global shortage of protective clothing for medical personnel. Most countries have banned exports. Indian makers ought to be urged to make N95 covers. The situation could only get worse if the medical staff starts to get sick.
More than 50,000 Indian doctors trained in medical colleges abroad await practice licenses in India They should all be granted a temporary license to work under the senior doctor in critical care units in public and private hospitals. If this happens, in two weeks, they will be a key asset in overcoming the crisis.
DISCLAIMER: Views expressed above are the author’s own.