How risky daily activities are during the coronavirus pandemic, ranked from safest to most dangerous
As a precaution, hairdresser Abed Khankan cuts a customer's hair outdoors as part of the new coronavirus pandemic on April 17, 2020 in Malmo, Sweden.
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There is no public activity that is risk-free during the coronavirus pandemic.
But some activities, like going for a walk with a friend, are less risky than others, like attending a big indoor party.
Here are 15 everyday activities that are ranked from least to most risky for catching the coronavirus.
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Our collective patience with the corona virus is getting thinner.
"We are all getting tired of staying at home," said Jay Butler, deputy director of infectious diseases at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in a phone call to reporters earlier this month.
But "the pandemic is not over and it is important to recognize it," said Butler.
With restaurants, bars, hair salons, and many homes and offices opening all the time, it's good to think that some activities are still far more risky than others when it comes to getting the disease caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus .
"Here's a general rule of thumb: The closer you interact with others, the longer the interaction takes, and the more people are involved, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread," said Butler.
Good hand washing practices, especially before eating or touching your face, keeping a safe distance from others if possible and using face masks or signs in public are still good practices. It is also advisable to avoid long visits to crowded rooms.
"This virus likes the possibility of closeness," said epidemiologist Maria Van Kerkhove, technical director of the World Health Organization for COVID-19, during a regular press conference on June 22. "Whether it's at home or at work, we have to make sure we make sure that these outbreaks don't occur."
Here are some ideas for activities that are currently the safest and some of the worst:
How to decide when, where and how to mix during the coronavirus pandemic
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