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Places To Avoid Once Your State Reopens Amid Pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic starts to slow down (permanently, we hope), a number of states are now starting to reopen. However, experts say that there will likely be coronavirus hotspots in the places we want to return to. So which places can we visit and which are ones that we’d do best to avoid for now?

Coronavirus Hotspots: Where To Go And Where Not To Go

While it’s true that some parts of the country have been successful in flattening the curve of the coronavirus pandemic and experiencing only a few infections and confirmed cases, the truth is that the pandemic slowing down doesn’t mean that it’s ending. And with no definitive vaccine on sight anytime soon, it’s unlikely that it will end.

Unfortunately, that’s not stopping an increasing number of states from reopening. This, per Dr. Erin Bromage, evolutionary immunology expert, increases the risk of doubling the current COVID-19 death toll, which is now at over 78,000, for the next six weeks or so.

“It seems many people are breathing some relief, and I’m not sure why. As states reopen, and we give the virus more fuel, all bets are off. I understand the reasons for reopening the economy, but I’ve said before, if you don’t solve the biology, the economy won’t recover,” Bromage said.

As such, it’s always good to be prepared. Here are some places that are guaranteed coronavirus hotspots you should avoid:

Restaurants and Bars

Due to the amount of people, plus the addition of airflow vents and utensils getting passed around, restaurants and bars have a high likelihood of being a COVID hotspot.

Religious Gatherings

Because mass and other religious gatherings in churches are always packed with people, the likeliness of getting infected from coronavirus (especially since people sit together) is also high.

Offices and Workplaces

Offices are also a COVID hotspot waiting to happen, what with the high number of shared areas and items that people use, such as handles, elevator buttons and even water coolers.

Indoor Sports

This is especially true of the sport itself since its nature involves close contact and there's a high number of people perspiring and touching each other a lot while the game is ongoing.

Coronavirus & COVID-19 An artist's representation of the novel coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease. Pixabay

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