Government and Public Reactions to COVID-19: A Global Comparison With China

Proceedings of The 5th International Conference on Research in Humanities and Social Sciences

Year: 2021


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Government and Public Reactions to COVID-19: A Global Comparison With China




In December 2019, before China was preparing for the grand festival of the New Year, a new type of coronavirus broke out in Wuhan, China. On January 12, 2020, the World Health Organization officially named it 2019-NCOV. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are known to cause colds and more serious diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The new coronavirus is a new strain of coronavirus that has never been found in humans before. When isolated and cultured in vitro, 2019-nCoV can be found in human respiratory epithelial cells in about 96 hours. Since December 2019, Wuhan City, Hubei Province has continued to carry out influenza and related disease surveillance, and multiple cases of viral pneumonia have been found, all diagnosed as viral pneumonia/pulmonary infection. Common signs of people infected with coronavirus include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath, and difficulty breathing. In more severe cases, the infection can lead to pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure, and even death. In late 2020/2021, vaccines were tested and trialed all over the world, showing great effect against COVID-19. In addition, supplementary care for infected people can be very effective. However, before the vaccine, the main forms of protection included maintaining basic hand and respiratory tract hygiene, adhering to safe eating habits, wearing a mask when going out, avoiding crowded places, washing hands frequently and drinking plenty of water, and avoiding any symptoms of respiratory diseases (Such as coughing and sneezing, etc.) close contact with people.

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