Topic Reading-Vol.2960-5/19/2020

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Topic Reading-Vol.2960-5/19/2020

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2020/05/19 Topic Reading-Vol.2960-5/19/2020

Dear MEL Topic Readers,

Coronavirus: How exposed is your job?

Which jobs are more at risk to infectious diseases like the coronavirus and which are less? Simply, the closer contacts with others you have, the higher the risk you will bear. And of course, healthcare workers have a much higher risk to be infected as they constantly have close contacts with patients who are already infected. However, they aren’t as vulnerable as taxi drivers or hairdressers who aren’t used to wearing protective equipment like facial masks or gloves.

There is a survey conducted in the US before Covid-19 pandemic about the level of exposure to diseases at work and how close those workers are to other people for 359 jobs. Though job requirements and practices vary widely by county and individual responsibility, the data shows how exposed a job is and how close the person is to others. Just enter a job, you’ll find a relative risk level of the job. Please be reminded that the ranking is based on a US survey though it is recently conducted.

Exposure, close encounter, protection, and preventive action all matter to increase or decrease the risk of infection.

Enjoy reading the article and enter some jobs to find their risk level to infectious diseases.

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