FAQ Covid-19 Screening and Homeless People

april 2020

Frequently Asked Questions Covid-19 Screening and Homeless People


What is the importance of a screening program?


The goal of a screening program is to contain and slow down the pandemic by allowing the identification and isolation of contagious people. One of the goals of this slowdown is to keep the capacity of hospital intensive care units within the hospital's capacity.
This is only possible if we avoid, as much as possible, exposing the groups most at risk of infection. These are, for example, the elderly, especially in nursing and care homes, or people who already suffer from medical problems on which the virus has an additional impact.

Homeless people are a very specific and extremely vulnerable target group. Due to their often problematic living conditions and state of health, they are extremely susceptible to all kinds of infections and complications. In addition, their living conditions make it very difficult for them to comply with all the required hygiene and isolation rules, which exposes them to a greater risk of infection than others.
Adequate and specific measures of protection against the virus are therefore necessary to prevent a large number of people in this group from becoming a burden on the intensive care units.

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