Transcript for How to stay safe from COVID-19 while voting
numbers, first, though, from Johns Hopkins university, more than 40 million confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide, more than 8.2 million of those here in the U.S., and more than 220,000 American lives lost. That's right, and Jen, we're two weeks away from election day and as this is happening, coronavirus cases are rising, so people have a lot of concerns and questions about going to the polls, standing in those lines, what's the latest on how to minimize your risk of infection voting? I mean, those are some real issues and the CDC has offered guidelines on it. So let's take a look. First of all, we have to remember that there are a lot of people working the polls not only going to vote. This applies to everyone. Masking, distancing, disinfecting the surfaces and then they offer some practical tips. Consider voting in off-peak times. Taking advantage of early voting. Definitely a good idea. And know the ballot in advance to save time. How many times we get into that booth and we start reading and it can take time. And lastly, if you're at risk, consider asking a friend to hold your place in line until your place is next and then come in and do it. I think that's a good, practical tip. That's a good friend to hold your place in line. Absolutely. Once you get in there, inside the polling station, still the same commonsense stuff. As the weather changes, ventilation is key. Ideally windows and doors kept open. Masks on is very important. Something that you're not hearing a lot in terms of the election, keep your voice down. Silent. Don't talk a lot. We heard at choirs, singing, yelling, greater sense of projecting those viral particles. Silence is golden. Don't get into a political argument at the polling station. Absolutely not. All right, Dr. Ashton, thank
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