Title

How to Stop Touching Your Face to Minimize Spread of Coronavirus and Other Germs

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-19-2020

Publication Title

The Conversation

First page number:

1

Last page number:

4

Abstract

Public health officials consistently promote hand-washing as a way for people to protect themselves from the COVID-19 coronavirus. However, this virus can live on metal and plastic for days, so simply adjusting your eyeglasses with unwashed hands may be enough to infect yourself. Thus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization have been telling people to stop touching their faces.

Keywords

COVID-19; Preventative behaviors; Personal contact; Face-touching; Hand-washing; Infectious diseases; Reducing the spread

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Public Health | Public Health Education and Promotion

Language

English


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