How to make sure you're wearing your mask right

Masks are only effective if you follow certain principles when wearing them.

Joy Pieper, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, Purdue University • conversation
July 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  pandemic  centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention  handwashing  cdc  masks  personal-freedom  cloth-masks

How to make sure your mask maximizes protection, according to a nurse (Hint: Start by wearing over both mouth and nose)

Masks are only effective if you follow certain principles when wearing them.

Joy Pieper, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing, Purdue University • conversation
July 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  pandemic  centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention  handwashing  cdc  masks  personal-freedom

A doctor shares 7 steps he'll review to decide when and where it's safe to go out and about

All states have relaxed social distancing to some degree, but there are few consistent guidelines for people to know how to stay safe. A doctor who specializes in immunology tells what he will do.

William Petri, Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia • conversation
May 22, 2020 ~3 min

Tags:  covid-19  handwashing  social-distancing  coronavirus-2020  staying-safe-amid-coronavirus-2020

It is safe to go to a pool, the beach or a park? A doctor offers guidance as coronavirus distancing measures lifted

Without clear guidelines from states or the feds on how to stay safe after reopening, it's hard to know what to do. A doctor suggests things to consider in a park, at the beach and the pool.

Claudia Finkelstein, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Michigan State University • conversation
May 20, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  covid-19  quarantine  handwashing  social-distancing  coronavirus-2020

How can you be safe at a pool, the beach or a park? A doctor offers guidance as coronavirus distancing measures lifted

Without clear guidelines from states or the feds on how to stay safe after reopening, it's hard to know what to do. A doctor suggests things to consider in a park, at the beach and the pool.

Claudia Finkelstein, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Michigan State University • conversation
May 20, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  covid-19  quarantine  handwashing  social-distancing  coronavirus-2020

Ignaz Semmelweis, the doctor who discovered the disease-fighting power of hand-washing in 1847

A Hungarian obstetrician was the first to nail down the importance of handwashing to stop the spread of infectious disease.

Leslie S. Leighton, Visiting Lecturer of History, Georgia State University • conversation
April 14, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: history-of-medicine maternal-mortality handwashing history-of-science hand-washing disease-control contagion cleanliness handwashing-and-coronavirus

What the US can learn from other countries on COVID-19 – and its own history with pandemics

Handling the US outbreak requires a look at what's working for the rest of the world – and our own history.

Angela Clendinin, Instructional Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Texas A&M University • conversation
March 26, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  china  handwashing  italy  social-distancing  severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome-sars  viruses  south-korea  h1n1

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