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

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

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: contagion disease-control history-of-science history-of-medicine hand-washing handwashing maternal-mortality 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:  china  italy  south-korea  h1n1  coronavirus  viruses  handwashing  severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome-sars  covid-19  social-distancing

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