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Prison and opportunities for the management of COVID-19

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dc.contributor.author Crowley, Des
dc.contributor.author Cullen, Walter
dc.contributor.author O'Donnell, Patrick
dc.contributor.author Van Hout, Marie Claire
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-02T09:18:01Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-02T09:18:01Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/9287
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract COVID-19 is a new highly contagious viral infection that can be transmitted by asymptomatic patients. Without a vaccine or a specific cure for this disease, our current management strategy is to attempt to contain its spread. The many risks and challenges of managing COVID-19 in prisons have been reported and include: overcrowded prison environments, the poor general heath profile of prisoners, the quality of prison healthcare services, existing high levels of communicable diseases, and the inability to comply with most social distancing and hand hygiene rules.1 However, little attention has been focused on the opportunities that prison healthcare can provide in the management of COVID-19 and other public health concerns en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Royal College of General Practitioners en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries BJGP Open;4 (3)
dc.subject COVID-19 en_US
dc.subject communicable diseases en_US
dc.subject prison environments en_US
dc.title Prison and opportunities for the management of COVID-19 en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.3399/bjgpopen20X101106
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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