COVID-19 Update – The importance of staying home.

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“Why You Shouldn’t Go To Your Friend’s House While Social Distancing – Social distancing during COVID-19 means you Facetime instead of heading over to your friend’s house to hang. We don’t want to spread this.”

“Seeing your friends IRL right now is kind of like playing a game of pool where coronavirus is the cue ball, said Kirsten Hokeness, professor and chair of the Department of Science and Technology at Bryant University and an expert in immunology, virology, microbiology, and human health and disease.

‘If the white ball is the virus and you have a table full of balls to target, the ‘virus’ has a lot of options,’ she said. ‘Your friend, people your friend lives with, including anyone who’s older or has underlying conditions who’s more susceptible. Start taking those balls off of the table until they are gone, and now it has nowhere to go.’

Without a coronavirus vaccine, the only means we have to limit the spread of the virus is to prevent it from being able to go from one host to the next.

‘The virus needs a host to keep going,” Hokeness said. “It can’t live on its own, so it needs you and your friends as a vehicle to keep spreading. If it infects someone and then has nowhere else to go, it stops right there.’

When you keep getting together, even in very small groups, ‘you run the risk of giving the virus one more chance to persist in the population,’ Hokeness said.”

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