What Would Those Nerdy Girls Do (WWTNGD)?!

Staying Safe

A: Never mind us, What Would Fauci Do?!

We get asked a lot of practical questions about how to live our daily lives as safely as possible amid this pandemic. While we will continue to answer for ourselves on our FB Q&As, we wanted to share this excellent Q&A from six public health/infectious disease experts addressing the practical COVID-19 questions on everyone’s mind, including answers from the BOMB, Dr. Anthony Fauci.

NOTE: EVEN with all of this top notch expertise and experience, these experts don’t all make the same decisions; risk reduction is a continuum and individuals and families need to assess their own situation and risk to make the best decisions.

#MaskUp #StaySMART

Highlights include:

“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 don’t wear one is when I am alone, when I am home with my wife, or when I am speaking in public — 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 don’t wear one inside my own office, but I do wear one in the general office area. I wasn’t wearing one before, but now everyone is masking because we have more covid spread [in Arizona].”

“Q: Are you willing to fly? What about bus, train, subway?

Fauci: I’m 79 years old. I am not getting on a plane. I have been on flights where I’ve been seated near people who were sneezing and coughing, and then three days later, I’ve got it. So, no chance. No Metro, no public transportation. I’m in a high risk group, and I don’t want to play around.”

Link to Full Q&A

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