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COVID-19 transmission: a positive perspective

Apurva Sakarde ORCID logo, Roshan Takhelmayum, Seema Garg and Arvind S Kushwaha

Abstract

Objectives

To understand the dynamics of infectivity of COVID-19 and allay the fear and anxiety associated with it in healthcare workers and the society.

Case presentation

Three individuals accompanied their pediatric patients in the COVID ward but did not develop infection. Information about their knowledge and perspective about the disease and the protective measures undertaken by them during their stay in the hospital was gathered by administering a questionnaire 14 days after discharge.

Conclusions

It was observed that use of proper precautionary measures like wearing a mask and regular hand sanitization helped in prevention from COVID-19 infection even after having close contact with confirmed cases. Such facts/observation will help in sensitizing the public about COVID-19 and eliminate panic in the society.


Corresponding author: Seema Garg, MD, Department of Biochemistry, University College of Medical Sciences, Dilshad Garden, Delhi, 110095, India, Phone: +91 9891365321, E-mail:

  1. Research funding: None.

  2. Author contributions: All authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this manuscript and approved its submission.

  3. Competing interests: Authors state no conflict of interest.

  4. Informed consent: Informed consent was obtained from all individuals included in this study.

  5. Ethical approval: Not applicable.

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Received: 2021-01-25
Accepted: 2021-06-26
Published Online: 2021-07-30

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