Implementing a Combination of Social and Public Health Interventions for the Effective Control of COVID-19 Pandemic
Keywords:COVID-19 pandemic, Public health, World Health Organization
The ongoing coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has gone beyond the possibility that the disease can be controlled by the solitary actions of the health sector. If we really aim to bring an end to this novel viral pandemic, we have to implement specific public health and social interventions which can either reduce or completely interrupt the probability of transmission of the disease. Amidst no availability of a vaccine or a potential therapeutic option, the scope of public health and social interventions in the effective containment of the infection is of paramount importance. However, it is important to remember that social measures cannot be there forever and they have to be gradually lifted, and at that time, the caseload will be determined by the continuation of the well proven strategies. In conclusion, in the ongoing global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, it is extremely important that public health interventions should be implemented in close coordination with social strategies, including support from all the sections of the community to significantly minimize the risk of transmission of the infection.
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