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Follow the World Health Organization's instructions to reduce your risk of infection:

1/ Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

2/ When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue - throw issue away immediately and wash hands.

3/ Avoid close contact with anyone that has fever and cough.

Prof Peter Hotez MD PhD+ Your Authors @PeterHotez Vaccine Scientist-Pediatrician-Author, Prof Dean @BCM_TropMed @TexasChildrens, Univ Prof @Baylor, Hagler Inst Advanced Study @TAMU, Founding Editor @PLOSNTDs Jun. 29, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

1/3: Taking flak for expressing my concerns about our national #COVID19 response to a massive resurgence in the American South.

2/3: My major reason: I am very worried that this virus is disproportionately affecting vulnerable populations living in poverty. I saw it happen in NOLA this past spring and now I believe it's repeating in low-income neighborhoods across the Southern half of the US

3/3: I want to know that I am doing all I can to sound the alarm, prevent a surge in deaths among African American, LatinX, Native American populations in Southern US. I don't want to wake up at the end of July and realize I didn't do all I could to halt a humanitarian tragedy

This is also why I trained as a physician-scientist and devoted my life to developing #vaccines for neglected diseases of poverty. 

You can follow @PeterHotez.


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