To Suppress or to Mitigate COVID-19: That is the Question

Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Community Medicine,2020,6,2,20-21.
Published:June 2020
Author(s) affiliations:

Anam Khan1, Allyson Goff2, Akram Ahmad3, Isha Patel4,*

1Independent Researcher, New Delhi, INDIA.

2Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Ohio University, Ohio, USA.

3Sydney Pharmacy School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, AUSTRALIA.

4Department of Pharmacy Practice, Administration and Research, Marshall University School of Pharmacy, West Virginia, USA.


In India, public health experts have been debating the most effective way of combating COVID-19 (or SARS-COV-2 virus) while balancing the amount of lives lost and trying to preserve the economy. This virus is particularly challenging for India as the population is so large, and the healthcare system is still developing to meet the needs of its citizens. While social distancing has been and is being widely practiced worldwide to mitigate the further spread of COVID-19, it is apparent that more aggressive public health measures are needed to further decrease the numbers of infected people. Already, India has extended its lockdown from March 24th to the end of May.[1] By better understanding how this virus propagates, as well as by considering the unique needs of India, experts can better determine the best measures to fight further spread. Read more.....