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GPs concerned they may need to isolate if contact traced despite wearing PPE

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It is bound to generate many contentious issues : we , GP, are subjected to both clinical(at work ) and non clinical (outside work) exposures . Once being traced , you are to isolate for 2 weeks if PPE was not worn . Perhaps , it is a logical argument to test frontline medical professionals twice a week ? Otherwise , this matter of ‘recovery’ is questionable where the workforce is to be challenged constantly by at least , the Trace part of the equation. Undoubtedly , the scheme needs to be implemented more consistently among those tested positive . After 4th of July , the risk is more about infection among relatively younger population as the vulnerable ones are still in shielding until august . The R rate could go up rapidly but the death rate might remain low . This is the phenomenon seen in Beijing , California right now .

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23 Jun 2020

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10:39pm

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Headline

GPs concerned they may need to isolate if contact traced despite wearing PPE

Comment

It is bound to generate many contentious issues : we , GP, are subjected to both clinical(at work ) and non clinical (outside work) exposures . Once being traced , you are to isolate for 2 weeks if PPE was not worn . Perhaps , it is a logical argument to test frontline medical professionals twice a week ? Otherwise , this matter of ‘recovery’ is questionable where the workforce is to be challenged constantly by at least , the Trace part of the equation. Undoubtedly , the scheme needs to be implemented more consistently among those tested positive . After 4th of July , the risk is more about infection among relatively younger population as the vulnerable ones are still in shielding until august . The R rate could go up rapidly but the death rate might remain low . This is the phenomenon seen in Beijing , California right now .

Posted date

23 Jun 2020

Posted time

10:39pm

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