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Covid Camps on CDC website

• by Martin Hill

One thing that caught my attention was the CDC link mentioned  which I found here.

However, note that when you Google the article title Interim operational considerations for implementing the shielding approach it appears as the first Google result yet when you click on it the title has changed, to Operational Considerations for Humanitarian Settings. I haven't read it yet but it mentions "camps" 20 times, &  discusses "targeting high-risk individuals"  & "significant emotional distress…



Additional stress and worry are common during any epidemic and may be more pronounced with COVID-19 due to the novelty of the disease and increased fear of infection, increased childcare responsibilities due to school closures, and loss of livelihoods. Thus, in addition to the risk of stigmatization and feeling of isolation, this shielding approach may have an important psychological impact and may lead to significant emotional distress, exacerbate existing mental illness or contribute to anxiety, depression, helplessness, grief, substance abuse, or thoughts of suicide among those who are separated or have been left behind. Shielded individuals with concurrent severe mental health conditions should not be left alone. There must be a caregiver allocated to them to prevent further protection risks such as neglect and abuse.