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Something to think about as this social distancing becomes more and more Challenging with each passing day.
From Political Cortadito: Jonathan Smith, an award-winning lecturer in Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases and Global Health at Yale University School of Public Health, explains why social distancing is our #1 weapon against COVID-19.
Although social distancing measures have been (at least temporarily) well-received, there is an obvious-but-overlooked phenomenon when considering groups (i.e. families) in transmission dynamics. While social distancing decreases contact with members of society, it of course increases your contacts with group (i.e. family) members. This small and obvious fact has surprisingly profound implications on disease transmission dynamics. Study after study demonstrates that even if there is only a little bit of connection between groups (i.e. social dinners, playdates/playgrounds, etc.), the epidemic trajectory isn't much different than if there was no measure in place. The same underlying fundamentals of disease transmission apply, and the result is that the community is left with all of the social and economic disruption but very little public health benefit. You should perceive your entire family to function as a single individual unit; if one person puts themselves at risk, everyone in the unit is at risk. Seemingly small social chains get large and complex with alarming speed. If your son visits his girlfriend, and you later sneak over for coffee with a neighbor, your neighbor is now connected to the infected office worker that your son's girlfriend's mother shook hands with. This sounds silly, it's not. This is not a joke or a hypothetical. We as epidemiologists see it borne out in the data time and time again and no one listens. Conversely, any break in that chain breaks disease transmission along that chain.
In contrast to hand-washing and other personal measures, social distancing measures are not about individuals, they are about societies working in unison. These measures also take a long time to see the results. It is hard (even for me) to conceptualize how 'one quick little get together' can undermine the entire framework of a public health intervention, but it does. I promise you it does. I promise. I promise. I promise. You can't cheat it. People are already itching to cheat on the social distancing precautions just a "little"- a playdate, a haircut, or picking up a needless item at the store, etc. From a transmission dynamics standpoint, this very quickly recreates a highly connected social network that undermines all of the work the community has done so far.
uNAMI Office Hours: 7am-3pm
Geri Tomaselli, rn, csn
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dENEEN dRY, lpn
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SYLVANNA HAMILTON, BSN, RN
IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY INTO 7TH GRADE:
1 dose of Tetanus, Diptheria, Acellular Pertussis (Tdap) on or before the first day of 7th grade
1 dose of Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV) on or before the first day of 7th grade
IMMUNIZATIONS NEEDED FOR ALL STUDENTS
4 doses of diptheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (one dose on or after the 4th birthday)
4 doses of polio (the 4th dose needs to be on or after the 4th birthday and at least 6 months after the previous dose given
2 doses of measles, mumps and rubella
3 doses of hepatitis B
2 doses of Varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity