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Touching one’s face is natural, but it spreads germs. There are ways to stop. Josep Curto/Shutterstock.com

How to stop touching your face to minimize spread of coronavirus and other germs

Studies have shown that some people touch their faces as often as 23 times an hour. Some studies have also shown that face-touching spreads germs, such as the coronavirus. Here are some ways to stop.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, right, bumps elbows with a worker at the seafood counter March 3, 2020, in Seattle’s International District. AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

Love in the time of the coronavirus: Do you turn your back when someone offers you a hand, a kiss or a hug?

At least temporarily, a kiss is no longer just a kiss. It could pass coronavirus. Even the French have suggested a ban on their traditional greeting. An expert explains why this is necessary.

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