Come what may, it is always better to plan ourselves to fight the next pandemic. The world must prepare ahead and create systems to combat the future pandemics, said the United States experts. From swine flu, smallpox to Covid-19, every pandemic should have preparedness. According to United States experts, there are five phases for a pandemic. Preparedness is the procedure of creating awareness of certain diseases and its risk by the community. It will help people to create a mindset of constant readiness. Read on to learn more about the phases of a pandemic in the US.
The deadly virus contaminated and killed multiple millions of people across the world. Case numbers are still increasing in the United States and other countries, making the situation worse than earlier. Though over 4.72 billion individuals worldwide have received a Covid-19 vaccine, cases are still climbing. Hence, we must prepare the best possible ways to avoid such a pandemic.
Fighting with the Covid-19 virus is not less than encountering the second world war. We must follow safety measures that include pre-arranging ample masks, ventilators, or inventing more. We also should have better diagnostic tests, implement social distancing and take serious precautions as recommended by experts in global pandemics.
Levels of Pandemic Epidemic
Hospitals have begun to prepare for the challenges ahead. Many physicians and medical teams started discussing to come up with the solution for how to handle do-not-resuscitate orders as a common policy than any additional and last-minute plan. They are aware of when to start the groundwork for making such decisions ahead of time, not when patients are in an emergency. The US experts decide to assign the highest level of urgency to the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) to make supplies, medical equipment such as ventilators, personal protective equipment, and drugs. The SNS acts as an emergency fuel supply for the government founded after the OPEC oil boycott experienced price shocks and shortages.
Make Sure the Systems Are Already in Place
The best practical way to prepare for the upcoming pandemic is to make sure that all systems and structures remain stable. This includes managing funds, training, and personnel for a fast global response even when there is no pandemic emergency on the location. The United States has many federal agencies with different responsibilities. They need to check the emerging infectious diseases, implement plans on the stockpile of resources and support the states in the preparedness.
Prepare The Public To Do Its Part
Pandemic preparedness needs a complete community approach in that everyone will contribute their part in the planning stages, especially those from vulnerable communities. The best pandemic response must have a clear, and consistent voice. Guidance is one of the effective ways to make people understand the pandemic. Each individual should have a role in curbing the pandemic.
Get Coordinated And Exercise
We need to practice some activities that help officials prepare for crises of all kinds. For example fire drills, or practice scenarios like hurricanes or winter storms. These practices will ensure people are ready emotionally and physically.
Preview About Pandemic
A complete review of the response to the present Coronavirus pandemic will help find the gaps, difficulties, and successes. This will also help to improve our forthcoming preparedness and responses to the next pandemic.
Introduce New Normal
Sudden change always affects our day-to-day life. Quarantine rules changed the classroom, workplace, and healthcare. Covid-19 has contributed to some rapid change in our lives and will stay with us and help the United States for future pandemics. The rapid change includes wearing face masks in public places, keeping social distance, and staying at home to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus. It can make people adjust to sudden changes in the future.