How to Stay Safe From COVID-19, According to Dr. Fauci

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9. Social distancing

Social distancing is essential in stopping the spread of the virus. Even though we all know it’s not an easy thing to do, especially when you go in public spaces or meet with friends, but it is very efficient. Especially now, that most states have reopened and people are spending more time in public spaces, social distancing is a must.

“You don’t have to lock down again, but everybody has got to be on board for doing these five or six fundamental public health measures,” Fauci said during an appearance on POLITICO’s

“Pulse Check” podcast on Aug. 5. He also said that America will get back to normal faster if everyone follows these simple safety measures, such as social distancing, wearing masks, and washing hands.

 

10. Don’t forget about your mask

As you probably already know, COVID-19 spreads through droplets, when an infected person talks, coughs, or sneezes in public, according to the CDC. Wearing a face covering is important because it will create a barrier between yourself and the other person. Moreover, if an infected person sneezes, the virus won’t travel to the people standing next to him.

“That this can be very helpful as part of a multifaceted way to get these cases down and to diminish the transmissibility and acquisition is very clear,” Fauci said in a July 21 interview with NPR.

“I have trust in the American people that if we put a strong emphasis on the importance of wearing masks, that we will come around and do that.”

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