SASCOTON – A strong vaccination program and strict disability rules will be enough to prevent future COVID-19 outbreaks without the need for home stay restrictions, according to a new UK study.
Epidemiologists and statisticians at the University of Southampton in the UK, who worked with the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said a similar situation had occurred in most cities.
The director of World Pop University in Southampton says policymakers need to reconsider the need for certain policies, such as locks, which collect open data on the way people move into the community.
“Previous studies suggest that when people reduce mobility, they reduce proportional social interaction, but this is not necessary,” said Andy Totem, a professor of geography and the environment.
“And as SARS-CoV-2 vaccines come online, there is a need to understand the relationship between these factors so we can adjust and sew interventions and open up sections of the community in a safer way.”
New discoveries Nature Human Behavior On February 18, it was based on anonymous, integrated geolocation data from people’s cell phones. Researchers combine this information with epidemiology and corona virus case data to predict the impact of public policy on cities of varying densities.
Totem and his colleagues are found in all cities, and full “stay at home” locks are no longer required.
Cities with medium and high densities will need both strong immunization regulations and physical distance regulations to prevent future severe waves of COVID-19 until herd immunity is reached.
Researchers also say that cats need to be included in any precautionary measures against the virus.
They also found that strong, short-term physical distance interventions were more effective than mild, long-term intervals.
Local epidemiologist Dr. Zhengji Lai says their findings are important for cities and regions trying to squash COVID-19 transmission rates.
“Our research policy provides a framework and set of publications that can be used by policymakers and public health officials to identify the appropriate intervention to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks over time,” said Loy Southampton University, a research author and senior researcher, in the same press release.
“Although our study is based on data from China, our methods and findings apply to cities around the world with population density and social interaction patterns,” he said, adding that their models can be easily adapted to real-time data for cities or regions.
His team noted that there were limitations in the study as they did not have data on the contribution of hand washing and masks. Their research does not link to vaccine supply problems either – countries like Canada are currently trying to find a solution.
The federal government has released an updated COVID-19 vaccine deadline, which shows that at least 14.5 million Canadians will be vaccinated by the approved Pfizer-Biotech and Modernna displays by the end of June.
In Techmeber, modeling showed that the federal government aims to vaccinate 15 to 19 million Canadians by the end of June.
With files by Ottawa News Bureau Online Producer Rachel Iello