Dr Anthony Fauci told CBS News in a recent interview that there are two things you can do to be safe during a pandemic this winter, even if they seem extreme.
- Fauci said people should “try to keep the windows open” to allow fresh air to flow through your home in the winter, a time when there may not be much ventilation.
Fauci said she may also want to wear a mask inside to protect others in her home, according to CNN.
- “Don’t be afraid to wear a mask in your house if you’re not sure the people in the house are negative.”
Dr Sonia Gandhi, associate chief medical officer at Cedars-Sinai / Marina Del Rey Hospital, told Today.com that people should consider wearing masks at home – especially if someone outside the home comes to visit.
- “Whenever there is someone in your home who is not a member of your immediate household, he must wear a mask, you must wear a mask, you and anyone in the house must wear the mask. You don’t know if this person is infected – people can be asymptomatic and still transmit the virus. Wearing masks and keeping as much physical distance as possible when someone enters your home are the cornerstones of trying to reduce the risk of transmission. “
Thomas A. Rousseau, head of the Department of Infectious Diseases at the University of Medical and Biomedical Sciences at Buffalo Jacobs, told Today.com that you can probably take off your mask once you leave.
- “If you are very vulnerable, you want to be very conservative, you get nervous about the imperfect use of a mask and you live in a place that is not optimally ventilated, you could consider wearing your mask for 30 minutes after you leave.” he said.