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Dr. Fauci Wants You to Avoid Doing These 9 Things Right Now

Best Life Logo By Charlie Duerr of Best Life | Slide 2 of 10: Thinking of hosting or attending a party in the near future? Experts agree that's probably not the best idea.In a new interview with the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on Aug. 3, Dr. Fauci addressed the likelihood of airborne transmission of the coronavirus, which he says warrants serious consideration. "We need to pay a little bit more attention now to the recirculation of air indoors," Fauci told JAMA. "Mask-wearing indoors when you're in a situation like that is something that is as important as wearing masks when you're outside dealing with individuals who you don't know where they came from or who they are."Indoor gatherings, whether at home or elsewhere, have increased in many places as people become more lax with their safety precautions. And according to one Harvard health expert, they pose a serious threat in states like Massachusetts, which previously had the coronavirus under control. "The more we learn about [COVID-19], we are really learning that indoor gatherings are the massive risk factor," Ashish Jha, MD, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI), said during a call with press on Aug. 3. "People have let their guard down, thinking it is totally fine to have 20 people over on a Saturday afternoon—and it probably isn't."

1. Going to indoor gatherings

Thinking of hosting or attending a party in the near future? Experts agree that's probably not the best idea.

In a new interview with the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on Aug. 3, Dr. Fauci addressed the likelihood of airborne transmission of the coronavirus, which he says warrants serious consideration. "We need to pay a little bit more attention now to the recirculation of air indoors," Fauci told JAMA. "Mask-wearing indoors when you're in a situation like that is something that is as important as wearing masks when you're outside dealing with individuals who you don't know where they came from or who they are."

Indoor gatherings, whether at home or elsewhere, have increased in many places as people become more lax with their safety precautions. And according to one Harvard health expert, they pose a serious threat in states like Massachusetts, which previously had the coronavirus under control. "The more we learn about [COVID-19], we are really learning that indoor gatherings are the massive risk factor," Ashish Jha, MD, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI), said during a call with press on Aug. 3. "People have let their guard down, thinking it is totally fine to have 20 people over on a Saturday afternoon—and it probably isn't."

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