Why not apply the Japanese method to fight Covid 19
By MDS . C19 News , November 13 2020
This is one of the axes of the government's strategy to fight against the coronavirus: tracing. The declared objective of the method is to find the contact cases of a patient in order to break the chains of contamination and, ultimately, to harm the circulation of Covid-19 in France.
But there is another method to achieve this result: retrospective tracing, a method used in Asia and particularly in Japan.
Contrary to classical tracing, here the objective is to go back to patient zero: to find not the contact cases of a patient, but by whom the patient was contaminated. By extension, this strategy therefore makes it possible to identify the major sites of contamination.
This strategy is widely used in Asia, which is much more spared by the virus than the Old Continent. In South Korea and Japan, they have isolated a lot and the virus has circulated much less. They are extremely disciplined people and it is easier to apply this method, but the results are exceptional:
– South Korea: 28,000 cases of contamination and 427 deaths
– Japan: 110,000 cases of contamination and 1800 deaths. Scientists agree that, beyond 5000 cases per day, it is impossible to apply this method …
It should be noted by our scientific committee and our policies, that in July 2020, there were less than 5000 cases per day and it was at this precise moment that this method should have been applied and could have saved thousands of lives.