COVID-19 Countermeasures: An Algorithm to Stay Unlocked

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Izadi, D.
Da Silva, E. J.
Banwell, M. E.
Wallace, C. G.
International journal of preventive medicine
Journal Article
Medknow Publications
Copyright: © 2022 International Journal of Preventive Medicine.
We describe a visual algorithm to help prevent severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) contagion as well as manage COVID-19 disease according to categories of clinical severity. The algorithm is timely, with multiple countries worldwide declaring repeat surges in SARS-CoV-2 infections following the easing of lockdown measures. Its flowchart assimilates key effective interventions in a visual manner that will assist healthcare workers to manage COVID-19 disease algorithmically, and policymakers to suppress further SARS-CoV-2 waves. Importantly, we include the innovative use of topical p-menthane-3,8-diol spray by the British Army for COVID-19 Support Force personnel, which in light of its coronavirucidal properties, deserves wider dissemination. This algorithm has the potential to be updated as numerous studies are concluded globally.
Int J Prev Med. 2022 Apr 27;13:73. doi: 10.4103/ijpvm.IJPVM_470_20. eCollection 2022.
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