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Is quarantine a useful measure?

Viruses are complicated to understand scientifically. Therefore, it’s challenging to prepare treatments and preventive medication, but it’s relatively easy to understand the destruction and precautions.

At the time when this global pandemic started, things were quite complicated, and decisions were rapid. However, many were useless or costly, but the lockdown was a highly effective way to deal with the situation.

The good thing about these organisms is that they are destructed when hosts are not available or accessible. Let’s keep it simple. The virus is going to die on its own if an infected person is isolated. Or it’s going to infect another person, and if the immune system is robust, it automatically kills the virus.

What If We Don’t Halt the Spread of The Virus?

When quarantine started, no one took it seriously. Pointedly, countries with extra freedom of speech and expression. People claimed it’s their right whether they follow the SOPs or not. No one has the right to put them into quarantine forcefully.

Some said it’s a natural phenomenon and no one can stop it, so let it be. This theory came because people thought everyone is going to be infected once and would get immuned. The ones who won’t be able to do so will die.

First of all, it sounds like a selfish approach, and it’s not reality even. Now, the virus has multiple mutations, infecting people who have already got infected before.

The Need For Employment And Socialization

The lockdown is an excellent measure taken worldwide, protecting people from infection. But everything has advantages and disadvantages. The welfare states and developed countries very seamlessly carried out the lockdown phase. On the other hand, the underdeveloped and third world countries faced great chaos and crisis.

Lockdown doesn’t mean to lock people in a home. Every national and international trade is seized and causes severe damage to the economy of a country. But what if we don’t take such measures? The situation will worsen. If you seize it or not, other countries will do it, and you will be left with thousands of patients. Every country has a limited amount of hospitals and is eligible to face emergencies in a limit. After the limits exceed, you have to spend your national capital on it, which results in complete chaos much worse than a lockdown.

What’s the way out?

Complete lockdown is good, but we have another way. Partial lockdown or going out when necessary while following all the SOPs has shown remarkable results worldwide. Even underdeveloped countries in Africa and Asia have fought the pandemic very effectively by following these measures.

The SOPs are very easy to follow and quite affordable. As simple as ABC, A: Mask, B: Distance, C: Sanitizer, or a handwash. We can save ourselves and our families through these simple steps.

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