The epidemic in some of the country’s largest cities appears to be beginning to subside, though the new coronavirus continues to rage in many parts of the Country,media reported. Last weekend, for example, Detroit reported for the first time that there had been no deaths related to the new coronavirus in weeks. Meanwhile, many states across the United States have either reopened or plan to reopen in the coming weeks. This means that people will see more people appear in public.
Importantly, however, even as states begin to reopen, people will still need to be vigilant and security conscious, especially as more and more people prepare to appear in public. Recall that south Korea recently had a collective infection at a nightclub in Seoul’s Litai Hospital — which led to hundreds of diagnoses.
So when people go to congested places it’s still quite dangerous, but supermarkets are places where people have to go. So how to protect yourself when you buy something there becomes critical.
To that end, food virologist Erin DiCaprio recently published an article on it. In the article she lists some common-sense safety guidelines.
DiCaprio illustrates some of the misconceptions about the new corona virus in his article. For example, when bringing food home for cleaning, there is no need to overdo it, i.e. simply clean it underwater. Another misconception is that gloves are useful, and while wearing gloves may seem sensible, DiCaprio explains that it actually contributes to the spread of the virus. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control only recommends wearing gloves when cleaning or caring for patients.
So what happens to touching the food itself? For example, if the orange you were buying earlier this week might have been touched by dozens of them, can you touch it now? Surprisingly, the answer to this question is — yes.
“You’re more concerned about who’s exhaling on you and other things you might come into contact with in the store than what you come across at the grocery store.” In fact, there is no evidence that the virus is transmitted through food or food packaging. “
It is important to remember that the virus is most easily transmitted by droplets in the air. In other words, wearing a mask is the most important measure to protect yourself from new coronavirus infection.
In fact, many supermarket chains do not allow people who don’t wear masks to enter. Some grocery stores have also set up one-way lanes to prevent congestion. One final piece of advice is that you should schedule shopping at the supermarket during less crowded time periods.