Blockade or home orders may take longer than 6 weeks to contain the disease, US researchers said.
According to a study published this week in SSRN, the journal for early studies, countries with strong interventions can slow down the epidemic by about 3 weeks, controlling it after 1. month, and prevent spreading after 45 days.
“Strong interventions” were defined by the research team as blockade, home order, extensive testing, and isolation. If the intervention is less drastic, the time period may be much longer.
The team, based on data from 36 countries and 50 states, said the difference in area, borders, welcome culture, temperature, humidity, and latitude will make the time needed. in every other country, according to the South China Morning Post.
The team says the results support drastic restrictions, whether strict blockade in Italy, California, or extensive testing, isolation in South Korea, Singapore, or a combination of all as in China. Quoc.
“Singapore and South Korea in the direction of large-scale and isolated testing seem to be the only successful option if they want to avoid costly blockade and home stays,” the study wrote.
They say the United States faces challenges because only half of the states in the United States have drastic intervention orders, and at different times.
In early March, when there were about 1,000 infections and several dozen deaths, US officials said the risk of infection for Americans was low. But the number of cases has grown exponentially in the past two weeks, reaching more than 210,000 on April 2.