The Science of Social Distancing and Total Lock Down: Does it Work? Whom does it Benefit?
Electronic Journal of General Medicine 2020, 17(6), DOI: 10.29333/ejgm/7895
3 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2020
Date Written: April 9, 2020
COVID-19 is spiralling like wild fire and has caused a global mayhem. Many lives have already been lost, and the global economy is at stake. In the absence of vaccine, social distancing and total lock down is the current mainstay in efforts to mitigate and flatten the epidemic curves. Several countries across the globe are currently implementing social distancing and total lock downs. However, what is social distancing and lock down? Does it work? Whom does it benefit? We expound on these questions and conclude that social distancing and lock down benefit the local and international community alike. Moreover, we hypothesis that evacuations may facilitate international spread of a highly contagious disease of pandemic potential.
Note: Funding: We never received any funding for this study.
Conflict of Interest: We declare no conflict of interest.
Ethical Approval: No human subjects were involved in the study.
Keywords: social distancing, total lock down, COVID-19, SARS-COV 2
JEL Classification: I1
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