What else can we do to fight against COVID-19?
Social distancing plus testing = flatten the curve
Increase capacity = more intensive care
Reduce healthcare admissions = lower the baseline
Our healthcare systems are more likely to effectively manage the COVID-19 epidemic if we lower the baseline demand through effective public health interventions.
Action is being taken across the world to reduce overall demand on the healthcare sector, specifically emergency admissions and those to Intensive Care Units (ICU) which will feel the greatest burden across countries. COVID-19 has challenged society in many ways.
Now is the chance to follow through on public health measures that can create a healthier, safer, fairer and more sustainable society in which overall demand on healthcare systems is reduced.