RE-SOCIALIZATION: HOW WILL THE LOCKDOWN BE PHASED OUT?

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The good news is that the quarantine won’t last forever! With that said, there are a few things that we can all expect as a globe as life returns to normalcy. As restrictions ease across the globe and borders open once more there are few things that you can anticipate in the process of re-socializing after a few months of a partial lockdown. Depending on your location in the world, the standards are actually different, but the restoration initiatives are congruent in all jurisdictions. 

As a start, if you are in the process of researching the standards of your region, you can check your regional news sources. For a global perspective, the WHO is ideal for an overview. As a global phenomenon the coronavirus impact has actually started to subside. The health and government authorities are actually in the process of identifying how best to restore services and business practices on a global scale. 

The restoration process is designed to actually ensure that full restoration, with little or no episodes of relapse are possible. With the curve flattening, it is time to anticipate change. What can we expect? The change will be gradual, but definite. According to a plan outlined by John Hopkins University medical experts. 

PHASE ONE: FLATTEN THE CURVE

From a global perspective, the current phase of the Coronavirus is what the globe is experiencing. Social distancing is the order of the current day. The exceptions to the rule were trips for essentials. Within your own neighborhoods, you are free to take walks. Essential services included: 

“Businesses that provide essential health and safety services have stayed open, including grocery and hardware stores, pharmacies, hospitals, medical centers, banks and gas stations.”

PHASE TWO: LOCKDOWN BEGINS TO LIFT

The future anticipated condition. Once the relevant authorities have given the go-ahead, the baseline conditions that will allow the change will be:

  • The number of daily cases steadily drops for at least two weeks.
  • Hospitals and medical centers can operate outside of crisis mode to care for all COVID-19 patients.
  • Coronavirus testing becomes widely available for at-risk healthcare workers.

Phase 3: Open more businesses and activities

Once the cases are significantly reduced as mandated in the section above, the next initiatives will be to re-open the businesses that were classified as non-essential in the eyes of the medical and government. Any locations where individuals congregate for extended periods of time such as salons, parks gyms, churches and movie theatres and nail parlours will be allowed to re-open. 

Phase 4: Herd immunity or a vaccine will help restore normalcy

The aim of the quarantine is to ensure that the curve of the coronavirus expansion is flattened. With the re-socialization exercises the intention is to ensure that once the society is allowed to return to their locations, that there will be no relapse. Vaccines of various forms are currently in the process of being approved by health authorities such as the FDA. 

There will be initiatives that will ensure that individuals have access to vaccinations that will allow them to boost their ability to be immune to this current strain of the Coronavirus. 

Change will come. Just stay safe and stay hopeful!! 

Reference Article 

Coronavirus Lockdown Is Starting To End:
https://www.cnet.com/health/coronavirus-lockdown-is-starting-to-end-heres-how-lifting-quarantine-will-work/

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Dr. Gordon Slater

Dr. Slater is one of the first foot and ankle surgeons in Australia to adopt minimally invasive surgical techniques. He routinely uses MIS to treat a range of conditions, including bunions.

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Dr Gordon Slater is a highly-skilled surgeon specialising in foot and ankle conditions and sports injuries. Dr Slater is one of the first foot and ankle surgeons in Australia to adopt minimally invasive surgical techniques. He routinely uses MIS to treat a range of conditions, including bunions. MIS  has many advantages including shorter operating times, reduced post-operative pain, reduced risk of infection, minimal scarring and better cosmetic outcomes.

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