Affiliate Professor at Tulane College Dr. Susan Hassig spoke with anchor Arthel Neville Saturday about lowering the spread of coronavirus, saying masks and social distancing are key to stopping excessive ranges of an infection.
“The pathogen will do what the pathogen will do if people don’t listen to the best infectious disease expert we have in the country, Dr. [Anthony] Fauci. What we have available, physical distancing and masking, if implemented by the majority of members of any given community and the entire country, for that matter, will slow the spread of the virus,” Hassig reminded viewers on “America’s News HQ.”
“And it is a fact [that] a mask blocks the virus that’s being shed by someone who is infected.”
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“And so I cannot emphasize enough how important masking and distance are to helping us maintain some semblance of normal until we have a very effective therapeutic and/or the vaccine available to us,” Hassig mentioned.
Fauci and members of the White Home Coronavirus Job Power delivered their first briefing in additional than a month on Friday, because the variety of constructive COVID-19 circumstances surge in some states throughout the nation — significantly for people beneath the age of 35.
The U.S. hit one more all-time excessive Thursday in new every day coronavirus circumstances at 39,061, in accordance to the COVID Monitoring Mission.
Data saved by Johns Hopkins College confirmed the nationwide whole was even increased, hitting 40,000 infections on Thursday, in accordance to The Associated Press.
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Hassig mentioned it was essential for individuals to notice that the coronavirus by no means left and it is a matter Individuals could have to cope with.
“I think it’s really important for people to understand that the virus is here. It never went away,” Hassig added. “And that’s why it is so important not to wait for the cases to get high. By then, it’s almost too late.”
Fox Information’ Kayla Rivas and Brooke Singman contributed to this report.