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Title

PROJECTIONS ON SA HEALTH SYSTEM AND WHETHER THERE ARE ENOUGH HOSPITAL BEDS TO COPE

Date

2020-03-16

Link

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-03-16-projections-on-sa-health-system-and-whether-there-enough-hospital-beds-to-cope/

News Description

DAILY MAVERICK Were infection rates to be relatively low, a health service could focus on treatment only. However, Covid-19 is so infectious that the number of infected people sick at any point in time is sufficiently high to generate a potentially overwhelming demand for services and critical care beds (CC beds), if infection rates are not brought under control through a prevention strategy. We have seen such interventions in the form of severe population lock-downs and various measures to increase social distancing. Internationally, a number of countries have woken up to the need for aggressive prevention at different points in the escalation of the outbreak within their territories. This has, not unexpectedly, generated different outbreak trajectories, with China’s initial slow response resulting in the most extreme outbreak.
Created at 2020/03/23 08:43 AM by Mediclinic
Last modified at 2020/03/23 08:43 AM by Mediclinic