Covid Camps on CDC website

Del Bigtree was a new video on covid camps which is quite informative.

One thing that caught my attention was the CDC link mentioned  which I found here.

However, note that when you Google the article title Interim operational considerations for implementing the shielding approach it appears as the first Google result yet when you click on it the title has changed, to Operational Considerations for Humanitarian Settings. I haven’t read it yet but it mentions “camps” 20 times, &  discusses “targeting high-risk individuals”  & “significant emotional distress… Nature’s 9-1-1: ... Fritchey, Philip L. Buy New $19.99 (as of 05:19 EST - Details)

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Excerpt:

Additional stress and worry are common during any epidemic and may be more pronounced with COVID-19 due to the novelty of the disease and increased fear of infection, increased childcare responsibilities due to school closures, and loss of livelihoods. Thus, in addition to the risk of stigmatization and feeling of isolation, this shielding approach may have an important psychological impact and may lead to significant emotional distress, exacerbate existing mental illness or contribute to anxiety, depression, helplessness, grief, substance abuse, or thoughts of suicide among those who are separated or have been left behind. Shielded individuals with concurrent severe mental health conditions should not be left alone. There must be a caregiver allocated to them to prevent further protection risks such as neglect and abuse.

Summary

Covid 19 Ruined My Sco... Buy New $19.99 (as of 05:19 EST - Details) The shielding approach is an ambitious undertaking, which may prove effective in preventing COVID-19 infection among high-risk populations if well managed. While the premise is based on mitigation strategies used in the United Kingdom,24,25 there is no empirical evidence whether this approach will increase, decrease or have no effect on morbidity and mortality during the COVID-19 epidemic in various humanitarian settings. This document highlights a) risks and challenges of implementing this approach, b) need for additional resources in areas with limited or reduced capacity, c) indefinite timeline, and d) possible short-term and long-term adverse consequences.

Public health not only focuses on the eradication of disease but addresses the entire spectrum of health and wellbeing. Populations displaced, due to natural disasters or war and, conflict are already fragile and have experienced increased mental, physical and/or emotional trauma. While the shielding approach is not meant to be coercive, it may appear forced or be misunderstood in humanitarian settings. As with many community interventions meant to decrease COVID-19 morbidity and mortality, compliance and behavior change are the primary rate-limiting steps and may be driven by social and emotional factors