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3 Things to Know About Preventing Coronavirus

March 2, 2020

(gentle music) – We all cough, we all sneeze. That happens, right? So what are we supposed to
do when we cough or sneeze? Now, in the olden days, what I was taught was cover your mouth. So we used to cover it like
this and that was great because when we coughed or sneezed, we got the germs all over our hands and then we touched stuff and then that’s a great way to transmit it ’cause then other people touch stuff and they touch their mouth or nose and then just transmit it that way. So now what we recommend is
not covering with your hand, but covering with your elbow, so your cough or sneeze into your elbow. (coughing) Because that way you’re unlikely
to be touching that area and then transmitting to others and by covering, it limits
the spread of the droplets. – So at first you wanna have
warm water, at least tepid. (water running) Wet your hands. You can count, you can
sing “Happy Birthday”. What you want to do is make sure the soap has covered all portions of your hands in terms of in between the fingers, on your palms for at least 20 seconds. (hands rubbing) (water running) Rinse thoroughly to get
all the soap residue off. And when you turn off the faucet, you can use the paper towel so that you don’t redirty your hands. – So you’ll see a lot of people
wearing masks these days. There’s several different types. So there’s this, the
regular surgical mask. This is really good if you’re sick and you wanna protect others, you put this on and that
helps for when you cough. The infectious materials, the droplets, they get stopped by the mask
so it helps protect others from getting your sickness. If you wanna protect yourself
if you’re around sick people like when doctors and
nurses are around people who are potentially
infectious, we’ll wear these. These masks, these are the N95s and these provide a much
better seal and protects us by filtering from the outside going in. Now, we’re not recommending
the general public wear these masks out and about. These are masks that are
really useful in the hospital and really, what you wanna
do when you’re out and about is just stay away from sick people. (upbeat music)


  • Reply MisterTracks February 27, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    amazing stuff

  • Reply Vash TheStampede February 27, 2020 at 6:26 pm

    All of that makes sense except stay away from sick people in crowds, that's the problem, they don't know they are sick with the virus and are spreading the germs, until they feel sick, you don't know if they are sick, and most sick people don't stay home, that's why the mask are good to wear if you are out in crowds of people, to wear it at home is worthless. I was at the store and a female walked by coughing, I wished at that moment i had a mask, she wasn't covering her cough. I held my breath and left the area. keep sanitizers in the car so you can sanitize your self before going home taking the virus with you on your hands, change clothes when you get home before doing anything else. Hold your breath if someone is coughing around you and leave the area as fast as you can.

  • Reply UC San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy February 27, 2020 at 11:59 pm

    Very informative. Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply BLUE DOG February 29, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    Made in a Lab

    Blamed on a Bat

  • Reply Gacha *Creations* February 29, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    Omg I’m so happy the lady turns off the faucet while she mixes the soap into her hands, like not many people do and it gets me nervous for so reason…

  • Reply White Thread March 1, 2020 at 4:16 am

    Will the sick people be ringing a bell and shouting UNCLEAN…so I know who to avoid

  • Reply Arthas March 1, 2020 at 7:15 am

    Dude the bacteria won't go away by washing
    Everybody knows this

  • Reply KiceLee March 1, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    I’m wearing a mask, latex gloves and goggles if it ever comes to that point.

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