United States further tightens public health protocols, norms of social distancing

WASHINGTON: Amid growing concern about the durability and fatality of Covid-19 coranavirus, including its ability to transmit even through regular breath/exhalation, mandarins in public health and public safety are further tightening protocols for public health and the rules of social distancing, including as a toll for the nearly 7,000 in America.

New guidelines are expected that recommend wearing masks in public places at all times at any time, overriding suggestions that only sick people are needed to wear masks. Due to the scarcity of masks and the need for higher grade N95 masks by medical personnel, people are asked to wear any type of mask, including homemade masks, scarves, kerchiefs, bandanas, etc. under the principle that something is better than nothing

The updated guidelines follow research results that are supposed to show extraordinary durability and stealth characteristics, including the ability to transmit asymptomatically and stay on air and surfaces longer than normal. While most infected people still appear to show mild symptoms, their mortality rate is now believed to be close to 1 percent or even less, compared to the 3-4 percent initially feared, the transmissibility of the virus. is something that has surprised scientists.

A leading infectious disease scientist wrote to the White House on Wednesday in response to questions that currently available research supports the possibility that [the coronavirus] may be spread through bioaerosols generated directly by patient exhalation, in other words, the simple act of breathing normally (not just coughing or sneezing) even by asymptomatic carriers could transmit the virus. Ergo, masks for everyone when they venture.

If you create an aerosol of the virus without circulation in a room, it is conceivable that if you walk later, you could inhale the virus. But if it's outside, the breeze will likely disperse it, said Dr. Harvey Fineberg, chairman of a committee with the US National Academy of Sciences. USA , he explained in a CNN interview, adding how long the coronavirus remains in the air depends on several factors, including how much virus an infected person emits when breathing or speaking, and also on the amount of circulation in the air.

I'm not going to wear a surgical mask because doctors need them, said Fineberg, who was also dean of the Harvard School of Public Health. But I have a nice western-style scarf that I could use. Or I have a balaclava. I have some pretty good options. President Trump backed that up by claiming that a scarf would be even better.

Some enthusiastic U.S. officials have gone so far as to recommend that families practice social distancing even within the confines of their homes because the virus can spread asymptomatically - that is, a person could carry the virus without showing any symptoms. Others ask people to flush down the flush toilets. Amid a mounting backlash against unclosed states, cities, communities, and individuals practicing social distancing, officials in Laredo, Texas voted to fine residents who venture out in public without covering their faces. .

Meanwhile, disputes continued between the Trump White House and state and municipal officials over limited resources, even as the US president. USA He continued to brag about how his swift action to stop travel from China very early helped contain the pandemic in the US. USA week in the midst of the pandemic include $ 1 on Facebook and their nightly briefing with high TV ratings.)

However, data from and reported in the local media show that nearly 4 million travelers entered the US. USA During December, January and February when the outbreak was settling worldwide. Of these, 759,493 people entered the US USA From China, while 343,402 travelers came from Italy, 418,848 from Spain, and around 1.9 million more came from Great Britain.

Trump is also being criticized for his intermittent expressions of confidence in China and his leader Xi Jinping, with multiple leaks of how the US defense and intelligence establishment. USA He had warned him about the possibility of a pandemic and why he should not trust China. But the president of the EE. USA He repeatedly displays his actions, a reference expression (He is a good friend of mine) to express his personal confidence in disagreement with the reservations of the rest of the establishment.

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