Which interventions reduce transmission?


ISLAMABAD, December 2 (online): In a new study, scientists develop an equation that can help determine the likely number of people contracting SARS-CoV-2 from a single other person with the virus at different types of events.
The sudden emergence and rapid spread of COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on the health of millions of people, with over 1.4 milliondeaths and reports of long-term health consequences for some people who survive the infection.
In the absence of a safe and effective vaccine and with limited treatment options, governments across the world have instigated a range of non-pharmaceutical measures to try to reduce the infection rate of the pandemic.
These include maintaining distance from other people, regularly washing hands, wearing face masks, limiting contact with others to specific bubbles of people, and working from home.
While reducing the number of people with a SARS-CoV-2 infection and therefore the number of those who have died or become seriously ill, these measures have also significantly disrupted global economies, cultures, and societies.