Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), was one of the most respected voices of reason during the coronavirus outbreak. In a recent poll conducted by The New York Times, at least two-thirds of Americans have expressed confidence in his leadership during the COVID crisis. In fact, just recently, Fauci indicated that as a country, it’s time for us to hit the “reset button” on this pandemic and try our best to flatten the curve.
In that context, we’ve agreed to revisit some of Fauci’s best pieces of advice, all shared in recent interviews and press conferences, on how individuals can prevent coronavirus and help reduce the number of cases in our country. Read on and find out which are Fauci’s best tips for staying safe, and slowing the coronavirus spread.
1. Avoid bars
Through his words, Fauci made it clear that people should stop entering bars. Not only do the bars appear to be highly crowded, they ‘re also often poorly ventilated — the perfect environment for enabling superspreader incidents.
“We need to really take seriously the issue of wearing masks all the time and not congregating in bars,” Fauci explained in a recent interview with InStyle. “I think we can stop that by just closing [bars] because they are certainly an important mechanism of this spread.” In other words, just because the bars in your area are open, that doesn’t automatically mean they ‘re safe.