Over a year has passed since we started hearing the word Corona associated with words like outbreaks and virus for the first time. And what a year we’re leaving behinds us. It has been characterised by negative news, and emotions that have been going back and forth between hope and dispair.
But we can also see that when something feels relevant enough, close to ourselves, and at the same time urgent, we are capable of great and rapid change. And we can learn so much about minimising virus spread from the past year with Corona.
Three real Corona outbreaks to learn from
The vaccine is here and we can all start seeing light in the tunnel. But we need to hang in there some time still, before the sigh of relief. At the innovation hub we think it’s important to keep learning, stay informed, and to share our insights. That’s why we have chosen to share parts of an analysis published in the digital version of El País1, Spain’s most read newspaper.
We’re going to take a closer look at three different every day situations, and at the same time remind about the importance of viral control measures. Click on the links below to get to the different case presentations.
Office in Seoul, Sydkorea
Restaurant in Guangzhou, China
Bus in Zhejiang, China
Measures to minimize virus spread
What these three Corona outbreaks have in common is that the risk of infection is highest in indoor spaces. In any setting in which people are together for a long period of time, these measures should be taken, prioritising those that are most effective at protecting us from the risk of infection:
And if you thinkg we missed something or got something wrong we are always happy to get feedback. Get in touch so we can have a digital Swedish fika! 😊
- El País, https://english.elpais.com/society/2020-10-28/a-room-a-bar-and-a-class-how-the-coronavirus-is-spread-through-the-air.html, https://english.elpais.com/spanish_news/2020-06-17/an-analysis-of-three-covid-19-outbreaks-how-they-happened-and-how-they-can-be-avoided.html, Authors: Javier Salas (firstname.lastname@example.org), Mariano Zafra
- US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Guangzhou and Hangzhou, The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, the Spanish National Research Council’s Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Studies (IDAEA-CSIC), European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, International Laboratory for Air Quality & Health (WHO, Queensland), and the government of South Korea.