Infectious Disease Expert Offers COVID-19 Insight

There is a growing concern about the cases of COVID-19 in Alabama and beyond.  According to CNN, Dr. Anthony Fauci is “a key member of the Trump administration’s coronavirus task force” has offered Americans some insight.  Dr. Fauci is the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.  According to the NIAID, “he oversees an extensive portfolio of basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat established infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, tuberculosis, and malaria as well as emerging diseases such as Ebola and Zika.”

During the CNN show “State of the Union” with CNN’s Brianna Keilar, Dr. Fauci stated that “Americans will need to come to terms with the fact that life will begin to look much different as the country tries to slow the spread of the disease” and that "We need to be very serious about -- for a while, life is not going to be the way it used to be in the United States."

Social Distancing has been a buzz word when dealing with being in public spaces.  According to Johns Hopkins, the goal of Social Distancing is to “slow down the outbreak in order to reduce the chance of infection among high-risk populations and to reduce the burden on health care systems and workers.”  Social Distancing, according to the CDC, is “remaining out of congregrate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when possible."

Of course, we will keep you updated on the COVID-19 for our area and beyond. - @MaryKRadio

(Souce) For the full CNN story, click here.  For the full Johns Hopkins story, click here.  For more information from the CDC, click here. For further information on the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, click here.

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