Measures advocated

Test, trace, isolate, support

This is seen by many as a key measure.
Scotland's strategy is online [1].

Masks

Masks in public places are advocated by many scientists working in the field. A summary has been written by Prof Trisha Greenhalgh and Jeremy Howard [2].
A petition to make the wearing of masks mandatory in public spaces is online at change.org [3].

Blanket testing

"An Italian academic has claimed striking evidence that most people infected with covid-19 show no symptoms but are still able to infect others, which he says has huge implications for testing policy, particularly in hospitals.

"Sergio Romagnani, a professor of clinical immunology at the University of Florence, has reported how blanket testing in a completely isolated village of roughly 3000 people in northern Italy saw the number of people with covid-19 symptoms fall by over 90% within 10 days."

See the British Medical Journal for the full article [4].


References

[1]https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-test-trace-isolate-support/pages/6/
[2]Masks for all? The science says yes. (2020) https://www.fast.ai/2020/04/13/masks-summary/
[3]https://www.change.org/p/uk-parliament-make-face-masks-mandatory-in-indoor-public-spaces-in-the-uk-3aaa4a58-deaa-4d88-9e1a-b8456ecb6e89
[4]https://www.bmj.com/content/368/bmj.m1165


First published: 27 Mar 2020
Last updated: 1 Jul 2020