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President Trump Says Do These Five Things to Avoid Coronavirus

He suggested a variety of methods to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

President Donald Trump returned to the podium today for a coronavirus press conference, his first in over two months, to address the country about the pandemic, which he admits is far from over. "Some areas of our country are doing very well, others are doing less well," he said. "It will probably, unfortunately, get worse before it gets better. Something I don't like saying about things, but that's the way it is." 

In addition to revealing strategies the government and healthcare system are implementing to end the pandemic—which include increasing ventilator production, making drugs and treatments more readily available, and pumping money into the development of a vaccine—he also offered suggestions on things you can do to flatten the curve. Read on and follow his advice.


Wear a Mask

Trump, who initially resisted issuing a mask recommendation, is now supporting them as an effective coronavirus prevention method. "We are asking everybody, when you are not able to socially distance, wear a mask," he said. "Whether you like the mask or not, they have an impact."


Stop Congregating in Bars—and in Crowded Indoor Spaces

Group of party people - men and women - drinking beer in a pub or bar

Due to the fact that many major outbreaks have been linked to bars and nightclubs, Trump stressed the importance of staying away. "We are imploring young Americans to avoid packed bars and other crowded indoor gatherings," he said. "Be safe and be smart."


Continue Social Distancing

Grandmother and grandson separated by social distancing on park bench

The CDC recommends social distancing from others, standing 6 feet apart. While Trump supports this, he added during his briefing that it may not be far enough. "Maybe make it a little further," he suggested. 


Wash Your Hands

Surgeons washing their hands in a hospital while smiling

Trump has always been an advocate about hand hygiene, and during the briefing he reminded Americans that regularly washing your hands can go a long way when it comes to preventing coronavirus. 


Get Tested

doctor or healthcare worker in protective wear, medical mask and face shield making coronavirus test and taking sample from patient

If you think you may be sick, get a coronavirus test. According to Donald Trump, he gets regular tests to ensure his health. "I don't know about more than one," Trump responded to a reporter who asked why he was tested more than once a day, as the White House press secretary previously revealed. "I do probably on average a test every two days, three days, and I don't know of any time I've taken two in one day, but I could see that happening." And to get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don't miss these 37 Places You're Most Likely to Catch Coronavirus.

Leah Groth
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