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Dr. Fauci Says Having This At Home Can Stop The Spread Of COVID-19

Dr. Fauci recommends installing this device in your home, claiming that it might help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

With a vaccine in circulation and more and more people receiving inoculations, it seems like we’re drawing closer to the end of the pandemic. Still, even while we’re exhausted by the safety measures and the overall feeling of pandemic-ness, it’s important to remain consistent with distancing measures, speeding the process of recovery along and helping hospitals manage the amount of patients. In an interview earlier this year, Dr. Fauci recommended a specific item that can help stop the spread of the virus.

There is no way of completely eliminating the risks of the pandemic, but there are ways of protecting yourself more. While wearing face masks and washing your hands frequently are the most efficient ways of staying safe, Dr. Fauci spoke about the importance of air purifiers, particularly HEPA filters, and how these could help you keep COVID-19 out of your home.

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HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air, and describes filters that trap 99.97% of particles. Particles like dust, mold and pollen are large enough to get trapped in the filter, preventing it’s spread in indoor spaces, which are critical when it comes to the spread of COVID-19.

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“One of the things that you should consider, is you know there are these HEPA filters that they have in the planes which makes the airline industry safe,” Fauci said during a recent interview, reiterating his previous claim from last October.

“I think good airflow and HEPA filters can work,” Fauci added. “It’s not a big deal to make investments in some industrial-sized HEPA filters for theaters. I bought a couple for my own house, you know it was like $49 on Amazon. You know it wasn’t a big deal.”

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HEPA filters could be utilized in locations where there’s crowds of people, reducing the risk of the virus alongside measures like distancing and limiting the amount of visitors at a time.

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