Description[edit | edit source]
The "Quarantine" refers to "contacts" (of cases): definition of close contacts.
It also applies to persons entering a "protected" territory.
It provides useful data to assess the epidemic situation. To see what indicators this activity generates: number of contacts per case, time to detection, time to quarantine, compliance, etc.
Cost: resources per caseload and per number of contacts.
Data of interest: find the number of contacts per case for different countries and regions.
Tracing[edit | edit source]
- Individual memory.
- Registration of premises: when using a restaurant, leave contact details which are destroyed after 2 weeks or the appropriate interval.
- Other ways.
- Retrospective, including several levels.
Quarantine[edit | edit source]
- Enough duration. Exit sooner with negative tests.
- Well done. Possibly outside the residence.
- Facilitated: practice and logistics. Offer help, ask for help. Books, food, dog, work, caring for dependents, etc.
Benefits[edit | edit source]
It allows a better control to, in due course, reach "zero".
Difficulties and limitations[edit | edit source]
It is difficult and costly to do if there are many cases. It must be sized according to available resources.
It is difficult to do it quickly.
There may be reluctance of the population: to use apps, to give data to anonymous interrogators, etc. This leads in parallel to the recognition that there is a possibility of abuse and fraud, of people posing as tracers without being tracers.
Improvements[edit | edit source]
Multilevel: search for references.
Supported by apps for tracing and support.
Education on utility.
Institutional and community support.
References[edit | edit source]
Definitions of close contact.