The impact of COVID-19 on obstetrics and gynaecology care

Show simple item record Abdool, Zeelha Maswime, Salome Edridge, William 2021-08-24T09:05:05Z 2021-08-24T09:05:05Z 2020-12
dc.description.abstract The COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest global disturbance in living memory. Much debate has focused on economic outlay to various communities or groups by governments and health services, including access to personal protective equipment (PPE), and interventions to prevent transmission. Following the outbreak in early March 2020, South Africa, along with many other countries, is now in the midst of a 'second wave' of COVID-19 infections. The virus has forced us to question the evidence for the 'scientific' advice that is given to politicians and society. Predictions of the extent of COVID-19, for example, have often been based on calculations founded on statistical modelling, and not actual trends. This has produced diverse predictions, and may have fostered mistrust and fear among clinicians as well as society at large. One issue raised by the current COVID-19 pandemic is the conflict that exists between the needs to protect health and to preserve the economy. If simply applying maximum safety was the overriding consideration for COVID-19, all populations would be living and working from their homes and segregated from one another to prevent transmission. However, the world is based on an economic system, and no individual, family, section of society, community, region or nation can survive without resources. For many, those resources are acquired in the short term, and not stored. en_ZA
dc.description.department Obstetrics and Gynaecology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hj2021 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Abdool, Z., Maswime, S. and Edridge, W. 2020, 'The impact of COVID-19 on obstetrics and gynaecology care', South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 44–45. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0038-2329 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2305-8862 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.7196/SAJOG.2020.v26i2.02028
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Health and Medical Publishing Group en_ZA
dc.rights © 2020, Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG) en_ZA
dc.subject Health services en_ZA
dc.subject COVID-19 pandemic en_ZA
dc.subject Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.subject Personal protective equipment (PPE) en_ZA
dc.subject Obstetrics and gynaecology care en_ZA
dc.title The impact of COVID-19 on obstetrics and gynaecology care en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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