Restaurants and bars would be, according to a study, places strongly conducive to contamination speak Covid-19. Indeed, American epidemiologists have sought to determine, in symptomatic individuals, what activities they had participated in during the past two weeks. The details of this study below with the Tribunal Du Net.
Retrace the itinerary of the participants
Scientists from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control asked about 300 people came to be tested in July in several American hospitals. Half were positive, the other half are people whose test came back negative. The objective of this study was to compare the frequency of exposure potentially pollutants in a group of patients found positive for Covid-19 (PCR test) and in a group of control subjects as they had tested negative for coronavirus.
Contamination: bars and restaurants highlighted
The statistical analysis on all the participants shows that the infected people reported 2.4 times more often than the others having dined in a restaurant during the 14 days preceding the onset of symptoms. In addition, the experts realized that both positive and negative participants said they wear the mask in equivalent proportions and did not differ in their behavior for all places, except two: bars and restaurants. In addition, positive cases reported 3.9 times more often than individuals not infected with Covid-19 going to a bar or cafe.
“Precautions should be taken”
In conclusion of their study, the scientific experts declare that “ exposures and activities in which mask wear and physical distancing are difficult to maintain, especially in places where people eat and drink on site, could be important risk factors to get an infection with SARS-CoV-2« .
Still awaiting an “action plan” in France following statements by the Prime Minister, the prefect of the region of Guadeloupe announced from new measures last Friday. Especially for bars and the restaurants, who will no longer be able to ” welcome the public from 10 p.m. on weekdays and from midnight from Thursday evening to Saturday evening included« .
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Posted by Quentin on Sep 15, 2020