Coronavirus may be over in less than two years, WHO chief says

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RHode Island, the smallest U.S. state, has been able to reopen day care programs in the summer without the high rates of the coronavirus spreading, a study found today.Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who wrote the study, presented it as an example that could be replicated across the country.

“I think this is an inspiring article to tell individuals that there is a way that one can use or partner with their public health authorities and get these on-call programs safely reopened. children, ”he said in a call to journalists.

A total of 666 of 891 child care programs, both residential and home, reopened in Rhode Island on June 1 following a significant drop in cases and hospitalizations in the state.

Authorities have imposed measures such as universal masking for adults, daily symptom screening for all, routine disinfection, reducing class sizes (first to 12, then 20) and maintaining stable bubbles of staff and children.

Programs were also required to adhere to strict quarantine and contact tracing measures in the event of an outbreak.

However, while the report indicated that these programs could accommodate 18,945 children, it is not known how many children actually participated during the period studied.

The CDC also told AFP in a statement that the number of children who presented had not been tracked, making the overall significance of the results more difficult to assess.



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