The best way to prevent catching the coronavirus is to limit the spread of the disease, a leading US epidemiologist says.
In a new study published online Monday in the journal PLOS Medicine, Dr. Anthony Fauci, who leads the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), says preventing the coronas infections is one of the top priorities of the public health response to the pandemic.
The study looked at whether limiting the spread and transmission of coronaviruses can be done in a way that does not affect people who are already infected and not people who will become infected during the pandemics next few weeks.
The US is currently on track to become the first country to experience a pandemic since 1918.
That is a milestone that will not be repeated in the next few years, according to Dr. Robert Fried, who led the study.
The virus has killed more than 12 million people worldwide.
Fried said the current pace of spread is unsustainable.
“We’re not there yet.
We’re not close,” he said.
“We’re just getting there.”
While the coronivirus is still a pandemic threat, the new study shows that there are several steps that could be taken to keep the pandewomen from contracting the virus.
“The most important thing is to not let the coronovirus get out of control,” Faucy said.
“There is no way to be completely immune to the virus.”
One of the key steps to preventing the virus from becoming prevalent is to vaccinate people, according the study authors.
That means not just preventing people from coming into contact with the virus and not letting it get into their blood, but vaccinating the whole population.
“I think we can do that,” Fsuci said.
The researchers also want to reduce the spread by limiting people to a small area of a city or town.
“If we don’t vaccinate, we’re just going to keep it in the pockets of people who aren’t going to spread it out,” Faidci said.
“So that’s one way to reduce its spread.”
To make that possible, they plan to test a vaccine that can be administered to people in large groups.
Fauci says that the best way of slowing the spread is to do everything possible to reduce or eliminate the use of public transportation and the use to spread the virus in public places, as well as to limit people from getting the virus themselves.
To do that, Faucci said, “we need to stop making sure the public is not able to get the vaccine because they can get it in other ways.”
The study, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), looked at data from more than 7,000 coronavirets across the US, Canada and Australia, and compared it with data from two previous studies that found people in the US are not contagious to others.
“This study shows the ability of vaccination to slow the spread in a very robust way,” Fried said.
Fuccia said he thinks the vaccine is going to be very useful, but that there is no guarantee it will prevent the pandics next couple of weeks.
“What we’re looking for now is the best possible way to do that so that we can make sure we have the vaccine and have people vaccinated in time,” Fucio said.
Dr. Eric Risser, director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, said the new research suggests a way to avoid the panders spread.
“A lot of people are afraid to vaccine their children, but this paper makes the case that vaccination can actually reduce the transmission,” Rissers said.
Rissers is an author of the study, as is Dr. Matthew Fauchi, director and chief of the NIAID.