Sample Health Care Paper on Implementation of public health measures to reduce incidence of COVID 19

Implementation of public health measures to reduce incidence of COVID 19

COVID 19 pandemic came with a lot of disadvantages both to individuals and institutions. In order to reduce its growth and transmission, both public health and non-pharmaceutical measures are essential (Ayouni et al.).

COMPULSORY MASK WEARING.

Wearing of masks by both the un-infected and infected people in the community reduces the chances of spreading the corona virus. According to the study conducted, community wide masking policies are essential in controlling the COVID 19 pandemic (Cheng et al.109). Wearing of face masks by both health and non-health workers is an important inhibitory measure to ensure a notable decline in everyday new cases (Cheng et al.109).

TRAVEL AND ENTRY RESTRICTIONS.

Border measures coupled with quarantine of passengers and returnees coming from Covid-prone nations were fruitful in curbing the daily spread of the pandemic (Cheng et al.109). Border restriction measures like the 14-day isolation period for incoming travelers (Ayouni et al.2) helped to bring down Covid numbers.

LOCKDOWN AND LIMITATION OF MASS GATHERING.

This measures in combination with physical distancing and stay at home policies were practical in retarding the spread of the pandemic (Ayouni et al.7). These measurements reduced person to person transmission hence decreasing the incidence and mortality rate of Covid 19 (Ayouni et al.9).

ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE MEASURES.

These are contact measures which mainly aims at minimizing human to human transmission. These measures might be more efficient when coupled with other actions like self-isolation, social distancing and testing (Ayouni et al.49).

 

 

Works cited

Cheng, Vincent Chi-Chung, et al. “The role of community-wide wearing of face mask for control of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic due to SARS-CoV-2.” Journal of Infection 81.1 (2020): 107-114.

Ayouni, Imen, et al. “Effective public health measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19: a systematic review.” BMC public health 21.1 (2021): 1-14.