AIDS expert David Ho emphasizes importance of hand-washing to counter spread of COVID-19
By: Chris Chang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
As the coronavirus spreads around the U.S., Ho believes the current figure for infections is just the tip of the iceberg. In New York, face masks and sanitizers have sold out in pharmacies, according to VOA.
Ho said washing and sanitizing hands is the best way to stifle the spread of the coronavirus because it is transmitted through droplets and contaminated surfaces. Even though there is no existing medicine to target the virus, most patients can be cured, and non-urgent cases do not need treatment to become healthy again.
The virology expert pointed out there are tens of thousands of people with seasonal flu despite the existence of medicine and vaccines. Still, people do not give it the same amount of attention.