Open Access Opinion

A Perspective: Has Masking, Hand Washing, Distancing and Sheltering in Place for the COVID-19 Pandemic Adequately Addressed Immunity?

Nancy N Byl*

Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, School of Medicine, University of California, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: December 19, 2020;  Published Date:January 29, 2021


Around the world, 2020 will be remembered as the year challenged by the coronavirus. Some people continue to ask: “Is the coronavirus really that serious?” If casinos, theaters and churches are closed, heaven and hell have apparently agreed on the same thing: the coronavirus is serious! Despite the early warnings in China in December of 2019, the United States was not successful in reducing the incidence, prevalence or fatalities due to COVID 19. Guidelines to wear masks, maintain 6-foot distancing, hand washing to sheltering in place did not stop the spread of the coronavirus, minimize the fatality rate nor decrease the demand on our Intensive Care Units [1-4]. Further the guidelines have not directly addressed immunity nor provided insight to distinguish those who would suffer severe disease, sustain fatal effects or survive with minimal or severe impairments [5-7].

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