Should you keep your fingernails short to reduce COVID-19 risk?

Dr. Jen Ashton answers viewers’ questions about the coronavirus.
1:21 | 09/24/20

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Transcript for Should you keep your fingernails short to reduce COVID-19 risk?
Let's get through it, guys. That virus taking a toll in a lot of ways. Dr. Ashton you have been answering viewers question. Number one, should I keep my finger nails short to reduce possible covid-19 contamination from surfaces? The manicurists won't like this answer, not necessarily for covid-19, but other bacterial and fungal infections. It is more high hygenic. Next question some headlines about the southern hem fear flu not being as deadly due to covid-19 protocols. Any truth to this? There is truth to this guys. This can give us some clues as to what we may expect. They saw dramatic reductions during influenza. That was during their lockdown. We anticipate that the social distancing, masking will have a positive effect on our flu season. I want to be crystal clear, that is unknown at this point. We do know that the vaccine can lower risks. That's the recommendation. Really important. Get your flu shot. You can submit your questions to Dr. Jen on her Instagram

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