In the short term, the spread of COVID-19 infections can be prevented to some
extent by containment—the testing, identification, and isolation of cases and their
contacts. Given the high efficiency of transmission, community spread is occurring
and requires mitigation strategies, including social distancing (really physical
distancing), avoiding poorly ventilated spaces, wearing masks to protect the wearer
and prevent transmission to others, isolating and caring for ill persons, and minimizing
large gatherings of people at markets, sporting events, and schools. In addition
to physical distancing and the wearing of masks, personal and environmental
hygiene are called for.

The good news is that prevention of COVID-19 infection with immunization is now possible, Fortunately, the efficacy of several vaccines appears to be about 95%, nearly as high as the vaccine for measles.

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