Health Official licks finger amid coronavirus warning against face touching

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Dr. Sara Cody was offering one piece of simple, yet vital, advice on how people can stop the novel coronavirus from spreading: Don’t touch your face. Cody is Health Officer and Director of the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department in California. At a press conference she announced, “Today, start working on not touching your face because one main way viruses spread is when you touch your own mouth, nose, or eyes.” Less than a minute later Cody brought her hand to her mouth, and then licked her finger to turn the page to her notes.

… Santa Clara County has been grappling with 11 confirmed cases of coronavirus infection, and officials have been holding press conferences and issuing public statements not just about the spread of the virus, but how to prevent it.

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