Some businesses may have gone back to operating as normal, but that doesn't mean they should according to Anthony Fauci, M.D., immunologist and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. In fact, during a recent television appearance, he said that three types of businesses may be most likely to spread the novel coronavirus.
"The CDC just came out – if you go on their website – with a figure that's really telling. It shows the odds of risk of different types of situations that give you a higher risk of transmissibility," he said.
Dr. Fauci is referring to a weekly Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that stated 7.8 percent of adults with COVID had visited a gym in the past two weeks while 8.5 percent visited a bar or coffee shop. Dining out was found to be even riskier: 40.9 percent of people who tested positive for COVID-19 had eaten at a restaurant.
"When you have restaurants indoors in a situation where you have a high degree of infection in the community, [and] you’re not wearing a mask, that’s a problem," said Dr. Fauci.
Although we're still learning exactly how the novel coronavirus spreads, research suggests that when appropriate measures, such as better ventilation, avoiding air recirculation and avoiding overcrowding, are implemented the risk of airborne transmission indoors can be reduced.
Sign up to the Men's Health newsletter and kickstart your home body plan. Make positive steps to become healthier and mentally strong with all the best fitness, muscle-building and nutrition advice delivered to your inbox.
For effective home workouts, uplifting stories, easy recipes and advice you can trust, subscribe to Men's Health UK.
You Might Also Like