CDC Warns People To Stop Touching Their Faces To Curb Spread Of Coronavirus
The Centers For Disease Control are warning Americans to avoid touching their faces, mouth and nose with unwashed hands to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. The CDC said people touch their faces 16 to 23 times an hour either by resting their chin on their hands, rubbing their eyes or holding their cheeks. Scientists said illnesses like the flu and coronavirus spread because of frequent touching of door knobs, tables, desks, computers keyboards, elevator buttons, phones and seats and poles on the subway, train or bus. Bacterial microbes stay on those surfaces and then spread to people when they touch their faces. The CDC is encouraging people to wash their hands frequently to help avoid the spread of illnesses.