Coronavirus and IACT's ADR
The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread rapidly since its recent identification in patients with severe pneumonia in Wuhan, China. The highly infectious nature of COVID-19 has caused coronavirus pandemic with the extremely high casualties. As of April 8, 2020, U.S. coronavirus deaths reached 14,600, second highest in world behind Italy (17,669).
European Commission has warned that “The COVID-19 outbreak is a serious threat to public health. Lockdowns and other coordinated restrictive measures are necessary to save lives. However, these measures may also severely slow down our economies and can delay the deliveries of critical goods and services.”
The United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends standard precautions to be taken. Standard Precautions assume that every person is potentially infected or colonized with a pathogen that could be transmitted in the healthcare setting. US federal courts and states courts have postponed trials and some of other court proceedings to combat the rapid spreading of coronavirus infection.