More than 13 million people in the U.S. have had confirmed coronavirus infections. That’s right, over 13 million cases have been reported across the United States, with the states of Texas, California, Florida, and Illinois reporting the highest numbers.
Dr. Anthony Fauci recently sat down for an interview with The New York Times and listed out four places he would never visit during the ongoing pandemic.
This is what he answered…
Don’t Go to Bars
“Bars are really problematic. I have to tell you, if you look at some of the outbreaks that we’ve seen, it’s when people go into bars, crowded bars. You know, I used to go to a bar. I used to like to sit at a bar and grab a hamburger and a beer. But when you’re at a bar, people are leaning over your shoulder to get a drink, people next to each other like this. It’s kind of fun because it’s social, but it’s not fun when this virus is in the air. So I would think that if there’s anything you want to clamp down on for the time being, it’s bars,” he says.
Don’t Go to Restaurants
“If we’re in the hot zone the way we are now, where there’s so many infections around, I would feel quite uncomfortable even being in a restaurant. And particularly if it was at full capacity.”
Don’t Use Public Transportation
“It depends on your individual circumstances. If you are someone who is in the highest risk category, as best as possible, don’t travel anywhere. Or if you go someplace, you have a car, you’re in your car by yourself, not getting on a crowded subway, not getting on a crowded bus, or even flying in an airplane. If you’re a 25-year-old who has no underlying conditions, that’s much different.”
Don’t go to the Gym
Gyms, where multiple people are gathering for exercise, are also risky spots for virus transmission per Fauci and the CDC, he said during a interview at a University of Virginia School of Medicine.
Last, but not least important – Dr. Fauci also said that the U.S. could see more than 400,000 cumulative coronavirus-related deaths if proper safety measures aren’t followed over the next few months. Stay safe everyone. Thank you for reading.