“Forget about shaking hands” once life goes back to normal – Dr Anthony Fauci

By Adam Garden

Very recently the Wall Street Journal had the White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci sit down and talk about some of the ways life in general is going to change over the next 12-18 months. He says a vaccine is unlikely to come out before then and the habits of what people call a normal life are going to have to change to make sure the world deals with this pandemic properly. While Dr Fauci is specifically referencing life in America, there are several key take aways which are relevant to the entire world and are listed below:

  • Normal operations will resume at a gradual pace once safe to do so
  • It can only happen after a sharp decline in the day-to-day cases of the specific areas
  • Once comfortable levels of cases and deaths
  • Extreme hand washing is now a necessity more than ever and a good habit to get into
  • Don’t ever shake hands with people until this is all over.
  • Keep a physical limit around other people of 6 feet (2m).
  • Wearing a mask is beneficial.
  • Businesses should be encouraged to restrict interaction such as placing reasonable and creative limits on numbers of staff, customers etc.
  • Antibody tests should be taken to make sure that people who recover from flu symptoms know for sure they had the virus.
  • Testing for the virus should also be prioritised to make sure society stays in mitigation phase rather than containment

The Journal 7th April 2020
Dr. Anthony Fauci on How Life Returns to Normal
The Wall Street Journal conducts an interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci about what life will be like after the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens during a briefing about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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