- Nowadays, everyone knows that being in crowded situations is one of the things that easily facilitates the transmission of coronavirus – and that you can protect yourself through social distancing, in addition to wearing a face mask.
- However, Dr. Anthony Fauci says that too many people still forget one of the easiest ways to spread the COVID-19 virus.
- The coronavirus can be easily transmitted from one person to another when they simply talk to each other – they do not need to sneeze or cough or show any signs of illness.
By now, everyone is familiar with and hopes to practice the basics of good public health in the COVID-1
Meanwhile, the country’s leading infectious disease expert recently took the opportunity during a new interview to remind people that there are other super easy ways to spread the coronavirus – that not only the obvious droplets are thrown away when people cough or sneeze. that you have to be careful.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, who is also director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, explained in an interview with the YouTube channel The boys from Slo Mothat: “People have an understandable but misinterpretation that the only time you transmit an infection is when you cough and sneeze everywhere.”
However, just talking to someone close to you can also work:
“If you talk, even if you don’t talk loudly, you have these particles coming out that can stay in the air for a while,” Fauci said. “Some of them fall to the ground – which is why we say they stay six feet away – but some of them are aerosolized and can hang in the air for a period of time.”
That is why, Fautsi continued, face masks are so important and important during this pandemic. Even when you are in a situation where everything seems to be fine and no one is coughing or sneezing. Not to forget, face masks also balance the fact that slightly less than half of people infected with the coronavirus show no symptoms at all, so a face mask can protect you without even realizing that you need it. this protection.
In addition, there has been medical literature since April that warns that the virus can be transmitted to a person who has been breathing particles or liquid droplets in the air from an infected person. “Developing laboratory studies show that COVID-19 remains viable in aerosols for up to three hours after aerosolization, thus making aerosol transmission plausible,” wrote Cassandra D. Benge, PharmD, in Federal doctor magazine.