Success of non-pharmaceutical interventions against covid

Success of non-pharmaceutical interventions against covid

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The non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPI, for its acronym in English) are public health measures that aim to prevent and/or control the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in the community. After vaccination, NPIs are the most effective public health interventions against COVID-19. According to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), interventions include individual measures (such as hand hygiene and the use of masks), other group measures (such as ventilation of classrooms or offices) and others. general (such as limiting meetings, working from home, or remote education)

Thanks to their initial implementation, NPIs have played a fundamental role in reducing transmission rates and the impact of COVID-19 in the European Union, according to the ECDC and became the main tool until the vaccine became available.

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