Preventive Practices among the Kuwaiti Population During and after the COVID-19 Pandemic
Zinah Aqeel Bairmani
Hossam Tharwat Ali
Al-Quds University - Deanship of Scientific Research
Background: COVID-19, also known as coronavirus disease 2019, is a highly infectious respiratory illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The virus can be transmitted through close contact with infected individuals or through contaminated surfaces. Symptoms of COVID-19 can vary widely, ranging from mild flu-like symptoms to severe respiratory distress, and can even be fatal in some cases. The pandemic has had a significant impact on global health, economies, and societies, with governments and healthcare systems worldwide grappling to contain the spread of the virus while addressing the challenges posed by the disease. Adherence to protective practices has been essential to control the spread of the disease and better outcomes at the individual and community levels.