Ravikumar Chockalingam MD MPH Profile picture
Father, husband, Psychiatrist at #VeteransAffairs Medical Center; Advocate for #socialjustice #Publichealth #mentalhealth; Fan of #Cricket #music & #photography
18 Mar
#COVID19
10 facts & myth busters!

#1 Social Distancing is not restrictive of social gatherings like malls and movies. We have expanded that to almost any contact outside of family. Each infected person infecting 3 others TIMES 15 will be close to a million infected in 2 wks.
#2 #Handwashing vs #Sanitizer
Precautions are important. The best evidenced based precaution is #Handwashing. Virus can last in surfaces and clothing upto several hours. Also hand washing, done properly is as good or better than hand sanitizers.
#3 #Highrisk groups such as health care workers should protect themselves and their families too. So, please have your own quarantine protocols at home. #Covid is the greatest leveler of mankind, and hurts everyone equally. Stay home, and if not, stay safe!
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