COVID-19 PANDEMIC DISASTER AND ROLE OF SCHOOLS
COVİD-19 PANDEMİK FELAKET VE OKULLARIN ROLÜ

Author : Canan DEMİR YILDIZ - Mehmet Cihat DEMİR
Number of pages : 132-145

Abstract

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that circulate among animals, but can also be found in humans. At the end of 2019, a new type of virus, which hasa not previously been identified in humans, has been detected in Wuhan, China (Hubei province). As the coronavirus spread rapidly in China, by the end of January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a state of emergency, announcing that the current disease had reached levels that would threaten public health around the world. The situation has progressed rapidly and more and more cases have been identified, including in Europe and US. Many countries have developed various strategies to intervene in this situation. The main strategy here has been to take measures to slow the spread of viral infections, to reduce the burden on the health system (especially beds and ventilators, etc.), and to provide the time required to develop vaccines or treatments. One of these measures is to close schools to prevent students from becoming infected or to slow down the transmission rate of the virus. Quickly identifying the risk of pandemic formation as well as the role of schools after the pandemic will be a critical indicator. As a result, scientifically there is a long way to go regarding pandemics

Keywords

Pandemics; coronavirus; covid-19; schools; students; emergency

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