08 April 2020
HealthDay Reports: Touching Your Face Is a Coronavirus Danger — Here Are Tips to Help You Stop
We know it can be difficult, so we asked an expert to share his tips on how to keep your fingers off your face.
Touching Your Face Is a Coronavirus Danger: Tips to Help You Stop
WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- You've been told over and over not to touch your face during the coronavirus pandemic, but that's easier said than done.
Most people touch their face up to 23 times an hour and don't even realize they're doing it, a psychologist says.
"Typically, we'll do something like shaking someone's hand and then failing to wash our hands properly, followed by touching our faces and then we're off to the races with an infection and symptoms that will show up in two to 14 days," said Jim Pomerantz, a professor of psychological sciences at Rice University in Houston.