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Lockdown! Neccessary or not?

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How exactly does a lockdown work? And why is it important for even younger and healthier people, who face a lower risk of severe illness, to remain in their homes as much as possible?

The purpose of a lockdown, is to reduce reproduction – in other words, to reduce the number of people each confirmed case infects.

Without any lockdown or social distancing measures, we can expect peak mortality in approximately three months. There are two routes that would possibly make this work - mitigation and suppression.

Moreover, isolating confirmed and suspected cases and social distancing the elderly and vulnerable would reduce peak critical care demand by halve the number of deaths.

Starting January 2020, the Chinese government locked down Hubei Province, including Wuhan, the city of millions where the outbreak started. They halted transportation in and out and barred millions of people from working or going to school and closed all shops except those selling food or medicine. In some areas, residents were even forced to limit trips to the store, or order supplies for delivery.

Following the lockdown, cases began to slow. However, impacts of lockdown to people are seemingly the next to be concern of.

Reasons for stress abound in lockdown. There is risk of infection, fear of becoming sick or of losing loved ones, as well as the prospect of financial hardship. All these, and many more, are present in this current pandemic.

But while the insights are not new, the sheer scale of these lockdowns is. We need to act now to mitigate the toxic effects of this lockdown.

As a resident who is concern of this pandemic situation. We should make sure self-help interventions are in place that can address the needs of large affected populations.

This isn't the time to be selfish, we shouldn't only care about ourselves, but also the others. Always remember that, a community is composed of groups of people. In order to clear the community from this virus, we should at least help each other and be disciplined for faster and better result.

The government should also educate the people about the expected psychological impact and reactions to trauma if they are interested in receiving it. And make sure people would understand that a psychological reaction is normal.

With the help of our dear health workers and supportive government, we can fight this covid-19.

However, lockdown won't work if people won't participate seriously. Self-help interventions, safety precautions, adequate educate about this pandemic, medical support , self-discipline and a helping hand will for sure combat this pandemic.

And above all, prayer is the most powerful tool to clear negativity and lift us up from critical situation.

Let's help each other! Let's fight covid-19!

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Very nice arricle,lockdown is necessary to curtail the spread of this pandemic Corona virus

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1 year ago

Well Jane, I'm not a fan of lockdowns but I recognized that we lockdown is applied, the rate of infection decreased drastically. Now, without lockdowns, the rate is incrasing gradually :( I guess we have to stayhome

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1 year ago

Exactly, people should abide the this rule in order to not be infected by this virus. But some just ignore this lockdown, that's the reason why in some areas,.cases are still increasing. Self-discipline is really important to combat this pandemic situation.

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1 year ago

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1 year ago

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1 year ago

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1 year ago

Yes of course, we need a lockdown is that really a question haha Peace ✌️.. Nice articles looks like you post and the topic always in the Covid-19.

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1 year ago

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