Three most IMPORTANT things you can do to protect yourself from coronavirus: Practice social distancing, Keep your hands CLEAN and DON’T touch your face, NYC doctor says
Coronavirus pandemic has now spread to at least 150 countries around the world. The deadly virus continues to claim lives every hour if not minute. As of today, April 4, there are at least 1,188,159 confirmed cases of coronavirus with at least 64,060 deaths worldwide. As you take necessary steps to protect yourself and your loved ones, a New York doctor serving in the front line said there are three most important things you can do to protect yourself from getting the virus.
According to Dr. David Price from Cornell Medical Center in New York city, practicing the following three most important things will protect you against the deadly COVID-19 virus:
- Practice social distancing – Limit close contact with others as much as possible (about 6 feet).
- Keep your hands clean by washing your hands often with soap for 20 seconds (plain old soap works just fine).
- Don’t touch your face.
Dr. Price explained that the way you get the virus is almost exclusively from your hands to your face. Dr. Price said if you wash your hands and you don’t touch your face, there is a 99 percent chance that you will NOT get the disease. Washing your hands with soap for 20 seconds completely kills coronavirus. It is also better than sanitizer. Dr. Price also advised against having sustained contact with people. Dr. Price went on to say that people become immune to the coronavirus disease after recovering from the virus.
Dr. David Price is a critical care pulmonologist caring for COVID-19 patients all day in NYC at Weill Cornell Hospital. He has a lot of great information to share. In the last portion he answers some fantastic questions. It’s almost an hour and a cuts out a bit, so be patient and learn from this hero on the front-lines.
Below is a one-hour video of questions and answers with Dr. Price.