LINKS. Two recent articles on statnews, about how long and how intensly we will need to practice protective measures to defeat the virus.
First one, 25 Mar, by Sharon Begley:
“When can we let up? Health experts craft strategies to safely relax coronavirus lockdowns.”
The second article, by Suzanne Sataline, looks at the recent Resurgence of COVID cases in Hong Kong. They did so well to contain the first onslaught of cases, but now are fighting a 2nd wave:
“Covid-19’s resurgence in Hong Kong holds a lesson: Defeating it demands persistence.” Statnews, 26 Mar 2020.
From the article:
“The new coronavirus seemed to be contained by early March, with case numbers nearly flat and just four deaths. . .Hong Kongers emerged from their tiny apartments to resume life. They headed back to work and the gym, even dined out for noodles and dim sum. With most everyone’s guard down, the predator lashed back last week. Cases of Covid-19 surged. . .This week, the government ordered all residents back home, and closed public sports facilities, museums, and libraries that had just reopened.”
“Even as a growing chorus in the U.S. and other countries calls for a quick end to sharp restrictions on civic life, Hong Kong’s message is clear: It will take remarkable persistence to control the coronavirus — a herculean effort by both governments and their citizens.”
~ Links submitted by Bruce Laird. Bruce Laird is a retired high-tech marketer, living in the Bay Area.
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