Newsday: Molloy Professor Explains How To Protect Yourself from COVID-19

Medical Experts on Coronavirus: What is it and How to Protect Yourself

Newsday - February 25, 2020
By Lisa L. Colangelo

Who is vulnerable? How can people prevent exposure to coronavirus?

"Risks of contracting the virus is based on epidemiologic exposure - and therefore exposure to persons infected with the Wuhan Coronavirus, and those ill with respiratory symptoms who have traveled to Wuhan or neighboring cities," said Normadeane Armstrong, a professor of global health and epidemiology at Molloy College.

"Right now, the best prevention is good hand-washing," Armstrong said. "It is still too soon to project what other populations may be at risk, but the best methods of protection right now is basic infection control."

The CDC advises people to wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.

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