Achieving Effective Herd Protection with SARS-CoV-2: A Strategy to Prevent Public Health and Economic Collapse

By |2020-09-24T15:05:54-10:00September 24th, 2020|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , , |

“Achieving Effective Herd Protection with SARS-CoV-2: A Strategy to Prevent Public Health and Economic Collapse” is the title of a paper written by DKI APCSS alum Dr. Noel Lee J. Miranda for Security Nexus. This article discusses strategies to harness the collective utility of proven tools and approaches in achieving effective herd protection with SARS-CoV-2. Excerpt The main intention of lockdown, known in the Philippines as Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), is to reduce the reproductive rate of SARS-CoV-2 transmission to a point near virus elimination, as demonstrated in the lockdown in Wuhan, China, and in other relatively successful countries. Beyond [...]

What States Say They Can Do and COVID-19 Status at Six Months

By |2020-07-31T17:09:38-10:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Journal, news|Tags: , , , |

“What States Say They Can Do and COVID-19 Status at Six Months” is the title of a paper written by NWANY Wijesekara, HDB Herath, KALC Kodituwakku and HV Pathirana for Security Nexus. This paper reports finding a significant positive correlation globally between countries’ SPAR scores that indicate their capacities to deal effectively with public health risks and events and their COVID-related morbidity and mortality. Significance disappears in most cases when examined regionally. The authors offer minimal speculation as to the reasons for the unexpected finding, but sensibly suggest both additional factors, not currently assessed by SPAR, and further research. Abstract [...]

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