The largest review of studies on transmission of coronavirus infection has found that maintaining a distance of at least a meter between people, applying masks, and protecting eyes are the best ways to reduce the risk of developing an emerging virus.
Reuters reported that, in a review of evidence compiled from 172 studies in 16 countries published by The Lancet, the researchers concluded that frequent hand washing and hygiene are also critical factors, although all of these measures combined do not provide full protection.
"Our findings are the first to collect all direct information on COFED 19, acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and MERS respiratory syndrome, and provide the best evidence currently available on the optimal use of these simple interventions," said Holger Schonman of the University of McMaster in Canada who co-led the review. It is common to help flatten the disease’s curve. ”
Current evidence indicated that the most common ways of spreading Covid 19 are through droplets, especially when people cough as the infection is transmitted through the eyes, nose, or mouth, either directly or through contaminated surfaces.
The researchers found that social distance of at least one or two meters is the most effective and reduces the risk of Covid transmission 19 and that masks and means of covering the eyes may enhance prevention. Derek Cho, associate professor at McMaster University who participated in the review, says people should understand the fact that “muzzle placement is not a substitute For social spacing, eye protection, or basic measures like hand hygiene.