In this book, the authors present a comprehensive analysis of medical treatment. They use BRCT (Benefit-Risk Characterization Theatre) to demonstrate what we know and what we don’t know about the COVID-19 risks. They do this by utilizing a system that can be applied to a variety of health situations. While doing this, the authors show that when statistics are transformed into an easy-to-understand, accurate graphic, and when they’re individualized, society can make choices about the people at risk and how to best reduce and resolve that risk. Since the authors knew that many aspects of risk communication in COVID-19 were inaccurate and confusing, they put them in a BRCT format, slicing through the information and the muddled communication. For example, some of the many questions the authors attempted to answer in this easy-to-understand and concise book include: Do we know whether or not masks work? What are the benefits and drawbacks of quarantine? Are we safeguarding the elderly? Do we know if closing schools is a viable option?
The lessons of risk communication during COVID-19 can be applied to various other health outcomes, as authors have done in one of their recent books, ‘Interpreting Health Benefits and Risks.’ If someone wants to have a broader look at these issues, this book is for them. The book is designed for the general public, and every documentation and reference is contained within the text.
Since the authors of this book know how to communicate medical information in the best way possible, they’re helping the readers become experts too. This is immensely important in the current times because the COVID-19 pandemic has been affecting the entire world, and nobody seems to have an answer when it comes to handling the situation.
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a common virus that causes an infection in your upper throat, sinuses, and nose. However, most coronaviruses aren’t very harmful.
At the beginning of 2020, the WHO (World Health Organization) identified SARS-CoV-2 as a new type of coronavirus, and the outbreak quickly spread across the planet.
SARS-CoV-2 is what has caused COVID-19 – a disease that can trigger what doctors refer to as a respiratory tract infection. It can affect your lower respiratory tract (lungs and windpipe) or respiratory tract (throat, nose, and sinuses).
In addition, it spreads the same way other types of coronaviruses do, usually when two persons come in contact with one another. Infections range from mild to deadly. If you want to learn more about COVID-19 risks, we suggest you give this book a read!