What happens when you sneeze?
The popular YouTube channel The Slo Mo Guys this week released a video showing an up-close, slow-motion look at what happens when you sneeze — and why it’s so important to wear a mask to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Top infectious disease leader Dr. Anthony Fauci reacts to the video, saying it is a “graphically beautiful demonstration of the importance of wearing masks and face coverings.”
The number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Wisconsin continues to climb.
Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center Chief Medical Officer Dr. Nkem Iroegbu told the Today show on Tuesday that he worries about the coming flu season. It’s more important than ever to get a flu shot this year, and early in the season, as the health care system is already fighting COVID-19.
In Illinois, meanwhile, Gov. J.B. Pritzker put new restrictions in place in several counties to try to fight rising case numbers there.
Advocate Sherman Hospital interim Chief Medical Officer Dr. Justin Macariola-Coad urged people to keep taking action to stop the spread of the virus.
“Actions we take today to slow the spread of the virus will define what happens in the coming weeks to months,” Dr. Macariola-Coad said. “Wearing a mask, washing your hands and keeping distance from one another will prevent the spread of this illness and ultimately save lives.”
About the Author
Mike Riopell, health enews contributor, is a media relations coordinator with Advocate Aurora Health. He previously worked as a reporter and editor covering politics and government for the Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald and Bloomington Pantagraph, among others. He enjoys bicycles, home repair, flannel shirts and being outside.