The United States should not draw the wrong lessons as COVID-19 slows: Dr. Leana Wen and Dr. Scott Gottlieb

The United States should not draw the wrong lessons as COVID-19 slows: Dr. Leana Wen and Dr. Scott Gottlieb

States, companies may start to open, but the United States for the dissemination of COVID-19 this fall, said Dr. Leana Wen and Dr. Scott Gottlieb must prepare to gather for a segment of TIME100: Series Finding Hope on Thursday . Speaking TIME Magazine senior health reporter Alice Park, Wen, emergency physician, a visiting professor at George Washington Milken Institute School of Public Health, and former Baltimore City Health Commissioner, and Gottlieb, the former head of the US Food and Drug Administration and a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, said that it is important that Americans not be complacent about the risks of COVID-19, when the spread of the virus starts to slow down during the warmer months. Wen said that Americans do not “draw the wrong lessons,” as he start falling number of cases per day. “Again, it does not mean that the virus is gone; it does not mean that it is now safe to go,” said Wen. Although conditions seem the country needs to improve to remain vigilant, in particular by ensuring to withstand a rebirth for health professionals enough personal protective equipment and has sufficient contact tracing infrastructure. “I’m concerned only that the American people for this kind of rebirth is not ready, and if necessary for the protection in place to implement new and with other types of new orders. The last time when we were not ready, we could say., Hindsight is 20/20 ‘should we could have known better, we did not. This time, we have no excuses, “said Wen. Gottlieb said that during the spread of the virus is expected to slow in July, August and September, is likely to return in the fall and winter. He pointed out that in the autumn, we have enough COVID-19 screening platforms available including test point-of-care based on the most identified PCR, the current standard COVID-19 screening that the presence of genetic material viruses such as based antigen on tests that look for proteins that produce the virus triggers an immune response in the body. But he warned that it could always be even harder to ensure that the right people are actually tested in some communities. “We might think, as the universal guidelines in place now to get, so that doctors can do to test in their offices to go without extraordinary measures if there is a positive case in the office. These are things we need to think about push-how in the Community screening, not only degrades to specific sites, “said Gottlieb. It ‘also essential that the relevant public health measures are not taken in politics or political discussions, Who and Gottlieb agreed. Wen said he wants the political rhetoric that pits public health is concerned about the economy could threaten public health. “I am very concerned about what we are seeing with the politicization of health and medicine,” Wen said. “So many of the things that we ask people to do in times of public health crisis, on the basis of this public trust. If we human beings are asking to do things fundamentally- to change their behavior to do things like protection act, and not go to work, they do not see their friends for a long time, or ask people for their contacts are and wherever they were, and go get tested and isolated for a period of time all these are extraordinary measures. and it is on public confidence in state institutions depend, public confidence in science and “medicine Gottlieb said he fears that” “got pulled as contact tracing in political debates, basic public health measures. “If we do not get an effective interventions based cases, and in a place where we have very effective contacts in autumn can do the analysis, it will be very difficult to contain the virus and prevent outbreaks and epidemics in autumn”, he said ,
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