17 Apr 2020
Covid 19 Coronavirus Update 17 Apr 2020
Author: Dr Simon Worrell, Global Medical Director
Dr Worrell has over 20 years of experience in the delivery of international medical assistance and emergency care, and has significant specialist expertise in immunology and communicable diseases. Simon leads Collinson’s medical team and provides expert advice on medical issues including pandemics from Ebola to Zika, helping to keep travellers and expatriates safe as they work and holiday internationally.
With several countries having experienced a falling-off of COVID-19 infections, the first promising signs of a reduction of the pandemic are being glimpsed. This has come at a considerable cost as economies have stalled, with many laid-off, and entire populations virtually housebound. The next steps taken in relaxing the social restrictions will determine whether the virus remains controlled, or countrywide yo-yoing occurs as restrictions are relaxed, then reapplied. One thing is certain: when the social control measures are ...