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Doctor on Frontlines of Coronavirus Offers 6 Tips for Staying Safe

March 30, 2020
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In this video Dr. David Price, Pulmonary Critical Care Specialist at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City shares information with family and friends on empowering and protecting families during the COVID-19 pandemic.  He explains in detail proven, practical tips to keep you safe and what to do if you or a family member begins to show symptoms.

According to Dr. Price, the transmission of the virus is almost exclusively from your hands to face.  The overwhelming majority of people are getting the disease in this way.  Sustained contact with someone who has the disease, or is about to show symptoms in the next 1-2 days is also possible, but the thought at this point is that this is only during very long sustained contact, about 15-30 minutes in an unprotected environment.  (Closed room and no mask.)

Dr. David Price outlines practical tips on how to protect yourself.

1) Always know where your hands are and make sure they are clean at all times
2) Learn how to avoid touching your face
3) You don't need a medical mask
4) Distance yourself from others, a 3-6 feet distance
5) Don't be scared of the outside world and your neighbors
6) Shrink your social circle & set social boundaries

If you wash your hands and you don't touch your face, you're not going to get this disease.

What do you do if you get this disease?

Throughtout the world the vast majority of spread is through home and family transmission. Do not be afraid to stay at home with a family member who has the disease.

If you or a family member develops a fever and is otherwise fine, isolate from your family elsewhere in your home. If able, have the person in a separate room and their own bathroom. The key is to not have sustained contact with people who have the disease.

Many thanks to Dr. David Price and the medical staff at Weill Cornell Medical Center for their continued work and guidence through this challenging time.

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