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Population and Quantitative Health Science’s Mark Cameron sheds light on the rationale behind social distancing

Social distancing ‘is all we have’ to prevent spread of COVID-19

Healio: Mark Cameron, an associate professor in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, detailed the rationale for social distancing with a lesson from recent history: “After close contact and personal protective equipment precautions were relaxed following the first wave of the 2003 SARS epidemic in Toronto, transmission flared up again,” he said. “The second wave lasted just as long as the first with new cases breaking mainly out of hospitals and affecting health care workers, patients and their visitors.”