Different Approaches to Confronting the Biological Epidemic; Prevention Tools with an Emphasis on COVID ‑19: A Systematized Study

Conclusion: One possible approach to control the disease is to change individual behavior and lifestyle. In addition to prevention st rategies, use of masks, observance of personal hygiene principles such as regular hand washing and non‑contact of contaminated hands with the face, as well as observance of public health principles such as sneezing and coughing etiquettes, safe extermination of personal protective equipment must b e strictly observed. The use of the previous experiences in the world, along with the current experiences of countries, can be very helpful in choosing the accurate approach for each country in accordance with the characteristics of that country and lead to the reduction of possible costs at the nat ional and international levels.
Source: International Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

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Source: International Journal of Health Geographics - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In Saudi Arabia, Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccinations significantly reduced the number of SARS-CoV-2 cases and deaths after the vaccination compared to the period before the vaccination campaign at country levels. The study findings demonstrate that vaccination and adherence to nonpharmaceutical intervention can better control the COVID-19 pandemic.PMID:34859883 | DOI:10.26355/eurrev_202111_27271
Source: Pharmacological Reviews - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionBelgium implemented a rather complete surveillance of COVID-19 mortality, on account of a rapid investment of the hospitals and LTCF. LTCF could build on past experience of previous surveys and surveillance activities. The adoption of an extended definition of 'COVID-19-related deaths' in a context of limited testing capacity has provided timely information about the severity of the epidemic.PMID:34857066 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.48.2001402
Source: Euro Surveill - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionThe lockdown affected the population's behaviour, work, risk perception and contact patterns. The frequency and heterogeneity of contacts, both of which are critical factors in determining how viruses spread, were affected. Such surveys are essential to evaluate the impact of lockdowns more accurately and anticipate epidemic dynamics in these conditions.PMID:34857064 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.48.2001636
Source: Euro Surveill - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In Saudi Arabia, Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccinations significantly reduced the number of SARS-CoV-2 cases and deaths after the vaccination compared to the period before the vaccination campaign at country levels. The study findings demonstrate that vaccination and adherence to nonpharmaceutical intervention can better control the COVID-19 pandemic.PMID:34859883 | DOI:10.26355/eurrev_202111_27271
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionBelgium implemented a rather complete surveillance of COVID-19 mortality, on account of a rapid investment of the hospitals and LTCF. LTCF could build on past experience of previous surveys and surveillance activities. The adoption of an extended definition of 'COVID-19-related deaths' in a context of limited testing capacity has provided timely information about the severity of the epidemic.PMID:34857066 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.48.2001402
Source: Euro Surveill - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionThe lockdown affected the population's behaviour, work, risk perception and contact patterns. The frequency and heterogeneity of contacts, both of which are critical factors in determining how viruses spread, were affected. Such surveys are essential to evaluate the impact of lockdowns more accurately and anticipate epidemic dynamics in these conditions.PMID:34857064 | DOI:10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.48.2001636
Source: Euro Surveill - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In Saudi Arabia, Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccinations significantly reduced the number of SARS-CoV-2 cases and deaths after the vaccination compared to the period before the vaccination campaign at country levels. The study findings demonstrate that vaccination and adherence to nonpharmaceutical intervention can better control the COVID-19 pandemic.PMID:34859883 | DOI:10.26355/eurrev_202111_27271
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Source Type: research
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