Since covid-19 has become a serious health problem, practically every day we hear recommendations to avoid contagion.
Now, a health expert assures that the pandemic can be controlled if we were all more responsible.
Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, believes that “the most powerful weapon we have” against the new coronavirus is to wear face masks, wash hands, and “be smart about social distancing.”
“If we all did this rigorously, we could really bring this outbreak back to where it belongs,” he said. Redfield to the Journal of the American Medical Association through a video.
If we all use mouth masks, the pandemic would be controlled in one or two months, according to an expert
For example, coronavirus cases are emerging across the United States, from California to Texas to Florida. More than 3.4 million people in the country have been diagnosed with the coronavirus and more than 136 thousand people have died.
For RedfieldAn important key to controlling the pandemic is to wear face masks.
“I really believe that if we wear the masks rigorously, if we can get everyone to wear one, in the next four to eight weeks, we can control this epidemic.”assured Redfield.
In addition, the CDC director emphasized that wearing a mask “is not a political problem, it is a public health problem,” calling it “personal responsibility” for everyone.
What awaits us
On the other hand and looking to the future, Redfield said he is concerned about next fall and winter, when the flu season begins.
“I think the fall and winter of 2020 and 2021 will probably be one of the most difficult times in American public health because of the simultaneous occurrence of COVID and influenza,” he told JAMA.
Redfield He emphasized the importance of getting vaccinated against the flu “because I believe that those two respiratory pathogens that affect you and, at the same time, have the potential to stress our health system.”