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Fri Jul 3, 2020, 11:02 AM

How Fauci, 5 other health specialists deal with covid-19 risks in their everyday lives

Washington Post
Marlene Cimons
July 3, 2020 at 10:00 AM EDT

As Americans learn to live with the coronavirus, many are struggling with decisions about which practices are safe or risky for them. The Washington Post asked six public health/infectious diseases specialists about their own behavior choices.

Q: When and where do you wear a mask?

Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: It dominates everything I do. The only time I donít wear one is when I am alone, when I am home with my wife, or when I am speaking in public ó provided there is 6 feet between me and the people to whom I am speaking, as was the case when I answered questions at the recent Congressional hearings.

Elizabeth Connick, chief of the infectious diseases division and professor of medicine and immunobiology at the University of Arizona: I walk in the morning and never wear a mask walking around in my neighborhood. Even if you see somebody, you can keep your distance. But I do wear it otherwise. I donít wear one inside my own office, but I do wear one in the general office area. I wasnít wearing one before, but now everyone is masking because we have more covid spread [in Arizona].

Paul A. Volberding, professor of medicine and emeritus professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California at San Francisco: I wear a mask most of the time, although not inside the house or sitting outside on my second-floor deck. I think people are crazy not to be wearing masks. The evidence that they are effective is pretty strong. Iíve noticed in recent weeks that the number of people wearing them seems to be decreasing, which concerns me. There is no shame in wearing a mask.

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Q: Besides family, do you allow anyone else inside your home, such as cleaners or service people for repairs?

Fauci: The only person who comes into the house besides (my wife) Christine and me is the woman who cleans the house once every two weeks. She wears a mask and gloves at all times while in the house.


Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/how-fauci-5-other-health-specialists-deal-with-covid-19-risks-in-their-everyday-lives/2020/07/02/d4665ed6-b6fb-11ea-a510-55bf26485c93_story.html?outputType=amp

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 11:09 AM

1. This is kind of interesting

Q: Do you shop in grocery stores, or order online? Do you wash the items off or disinfect the outside of packages once you get home?

Fauci: I do physically go to the grocery store, but I wear a mask and keep my distance. I usually go at odd times. I spend half the day alone in my office, and Iím part-time at the White House. In the late afternoon or evening, when Iím finished with the White House, I go shopping for groceries, or to drugstores. I donít disinfect the bags. In general, I will take the materials out of the bags, then wash my hands with soap and water, and then use Purell, and let everything sit for a day.


Bloom: I shop at grocery stores, and also have them shipped. I donít wash them, but usually let them sit for a day before I use them. The bug dies pretty quickly.


Also, not one of them will go into a restaurant.

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 11:42 AM

2. Pretty well what I do. Take groceries out of bags, let sit for a while before I put up,

No one else comes into our house (not even cleaning people), and I have UV lights everywhere, that one has to walk through to get into the house, and where I place my mail when I get. Every little thing helps.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 09:56 PM

4. Please tell me about the UV lights (or are you being facetious and talking about the sun?)

I have a Phone Soap, which has UV-C light, to disinfect my phone. I've heard of people buying UV lights to disinfect packages, etc., but haven't found much info on it.

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Response to wackadoo wabbit (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 4, 2020, 01:52 PM

5. Tons of articles on this...

Far-UVC light (222 nm) efficiently and safely inactivates airborne human coronaviruses
Manuela Buonanno, David Welch, Igor Shuryak & David J. Brenner

Scientific Reports volume 10, Article number: 10285 (2020) Cite this article
Abstract

A direct approach to limit airborne viral transmissions is to inactivate them within a short time of their production. Germicidal ultraviolet light, typically at 254 nm, is effective in this context but, used directly, can be a health hazard to skin and eyes. By contrast, far-UVC light (207Ė222 nm) efficiently kills pathogens potentially without harm to exposed human tissues.

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Response to Mike 03 (Original post)

Fri Jul 3, 2020, 02:20 PM

3. I was really surprised that none of them disinfect packages, mail or groceries.

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