Dr. Anthony Fauci says people should never shake hands again on WSJ podcast

Close-up of businessmen shaking hands, Caucasian and African-American
Posted at 10:40 AM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 10:54:44-04

Dr. Anthony Fauci was on The Journal podcast by The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday.

When numbers of cases and deaths start to come down at a rate that we can go back to somewhat normal life, Dr. Fauci said we can’t jump back into it with both feet.

One step we can take to start is “absolute compulsive hand washing,” he said on The Journal.

Fauci added, the other step is, “you don’t ever shake anybody’s hands.”

Later in the podcast when talking about how we can recover from the situation we are in now Fauci said people should be more careful. He said, “I don’t think we should ever shake hands again to be honest
with you.”

“Not only would it be good to prevent coronavirus disease, it probably would decrease the incidents of influenza dramatically in this country,” he said.

Another step he said people can take when we get back to somewhat normal life is to still wear a face cover in public.

When addressing a separate question on The Journal podcast, Fauci said eventually there will be an antibody test that will let you know if you’ve been infected with coronavirus at all and unknowingly recovered.

Click here to listen to the full interview on The Journal.