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VOLUME 24 , ISSUE 8 ( August, 2020 ) > List of Articles

ORIGINAL RESEARCH

Not Touching the Face is Harder Than It Sounds: Need for an Intervention

Subramanian Senthilkumaran, SV Arathisenthil, Ramachandran Meenakshisundaram, Subramanian Senthilkumaran

Keywords : COVID-19, Infection control practices, Prevention

Citation Information : Senthilkumaran S, Arathisenthil S, Meenakshisundaram R, Senthilkumaran S. Not Touching the Face is Harder Than It Sounds: Need for an Intervention. Indian J Crit Care Med 2020; 24 (8):662-663.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23527

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 21-09-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

In the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, preventive medicine has taken center stage, as there is no vaccine or specific antiviral drug regime used to treat patients. Public health authorities and governments are recommending the practice of social distancing and hand hygiene. Hands are a common vector for the transmission of infection, and frequent face touching is extremely common among the public. We developed and applied a new method to prevent face touching which is of utmost importance to break its cycle and subsequent inoculation of the virus through mucous membranes, thus reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19.


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