Effective preventive measures in COVID-19
While an effective treatment or vaccine is still absent in times of COVID-19, the most effective and strongest defence at this moment will be primary preventions that focus on protecting an individual from contracting an infection. In the review “Narrative review of non-pharmaceutical behavioural measures for the prevention of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) based on the Health-EDRM framework”, 10 behavioural preventive measures were identified and proved effective in mitigating the risk of droplet transmission based on scientific evidence. (Br Med Bull. 2020 Oct 8;ldaa030. doi: 10.1093/bmb/ldaa030. Online ahead of print.)
Anyone interested in future collaboration in this field of research is welcome to contact our key investigator Prof Emily CHAN in The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, CUHK. Prof Chan is the director of the Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC). Her research focuses on climate change and planetary health, health and environmental co-benefits, disaster and humanitarian medicine, global and planetary health, violence and injury epidemiology and etc.