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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the new virus can spread between people who are in close contact with one another (within about six feet).
We can protect ourselv...
Travel bans are proving to be too late. Since the virus can incubate for 14 days, carriers can spread it before they even know they have it.
Protective gear such as masks only works if they are ...
In 1918, health officials from Philadelphia ignored calls for social distancing and allowed a World War I victory parade to proceed. Within three days, people were sick. Within six weeks, 12,000 we...
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Near the end of World War One, the Spanish flu infected over a quarter of the world's population and claimed between 50 and 100 million lives.
During this pandemic, cities around the US ...
One of the goals of social distancing is to delay the spread of the virus, so it reaches people more slowly.
The idea is to lengthen the time period over which the virus travels through a population and push the peak number of cases back so it appears later. With a lower rate of spreading, less infected people will need urgent care and resources at any given time.
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Due to the pandemic scare, many countries have enforced measures like social distancing, closure of transport options to decrease mobility and stay-at-home orders. These policies come in the shape ...
The Official WHO policy until recently on masks was that they are to be worn by those who are sick and those who are taking care of the sick (doctors and nurses) or are at potential hazardous zones (like airports).
Experts suggest that a mask is not reliable protection while stressing on frequent hand washing.
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