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4On whether sunlight kills the virus
Returning back to Doctor Fauci’s Instagram interview with Matthew McConaughey, the doctor answered several other questions that answer important queries about the virus. They covered several like if sunlight indeed kills the virus. The doctor said “That’s a truism. That’s one of the reasons why outside in the sun, when you are interacting, that that is much, much better than being inside.” Dr. Fauci added that the air circulation is, naturally, better outside. “That’s the reason why one of the four or five things that we say are important is: outside is always better than inside. And that’s why when restaurants open if they open you encourage tables that are outside and separated from each other.”
5How long does the virus last on surfaces, is it 72 hours?
The doctor says that surfaces may not be a major modality of transmission but researchers have shown how you can get rid off it from cloth surfaces for 72 hours.; he says that the virus is an inoculant which means it is something that gives you a disease. —”that’s large enough to actually transmit. So, it is absolutely true that you can isolate it from doorknobs, steel, chrome, or what have you for up to 72 hours. But we don’t think that that is a major modality of transmission.”
6How many feet apart should we stand to remain safe
The standard is six feet but then there has been research that has shown how the virus can get airborne from sneezing, talking and coughing. In fact, even research videos have emerged showing how far the virus travels. Thus, while standing six feet apart is safe, it is also better to wear a mask especially in public places. While this aspect was not discussed in the interview, this is a very valid recommendation of experts worldwide.
7Where you should not go and what to do to remain safe
Doctor Fauci says that one people should stay away from crowds “For goodness sakes, stay away from crowds. Just stay away from crowds.” Also, one should try and stay outside more than inside. If it is necessary to stay indoors, allow the air to circulate and open windows. Washing hands is a must which is extremely important.