Thursday, September 10, 2020

Fauci Denies President Trump Downplayed COVID; Still wiping down your grocery store purchases? and other C-Virus Updates

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Fauci denies Trump downplayed COVID: 'I didn't get any sense that he was distorting anything':
Dr. Anthony Fauci is denying multiple claims in Bob Woodward’s latest book, including that President Trump downplayed the coronavirus threat for political reasons.
Dr. Fauci, the head of the White House coronavirus task force, also denied quotes attributed to him in the book, titled “Rage.”
In a Fox News interview on Wednesday, Dr. Fauci said, contrary to claims in the book, that Mr. Trump never described the threat privately in ways he wasn’t doing so publicly or otherwise trying to distort data.
“I don’t recall anything different than in our discussions that we had with the president, that he said things quite similar publicly,” Dr. Fauci said, while specifying that he hadn’t yet read “Rage.”
“I didn’t see any discrepancies between what we told [Mr. Trump] and what he told the public,” he continued.
When Fox News host John Roberts asked whether he believed Mr. Trump was downplaying the threat, the eminent epidemiologist responded with several denials.
“No, no, no, I didn’t. I didn’t get any sense that he was distorting anything,” he said. --->READ MORE HERE
Still wiping down your grocery store purchases? Coronavirus risk is 'exceedingly small,' experts say:
At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, many people cleaned grocery-store purchases with disinfecting wipes before putting them away at home.
At that point, it was recommended as a best practice to avoid contagion. The thinking was that because the virus can survive on surfaces for short periods of time, someone could touch a contaminated item and then touch their eyes, nose, or mouth and possibly infect themselves.
Now, however, a lot more is known about how COVID-19 spreads – primarily from person to person through droplets in the air. The risk of getting it from surfaces, including grocery packaging, is “exceedingly small,” said Melissa Bronstein, senior director of infection prevention for Rochester Regional Health and a registered nurse.
The most up-to-date information on the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that “because of the poor survivability of these coronaviruses on surfaces, there is likely a very low risk of spread from food products or packaging.” In fact, it goes on to say that no cases of COVID-19 have been linked to people touching food or food packaging and then touching their faces. --->READ MORE HERE
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