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Column: The coronavirus is just one of many reasons to stop shaking hands

Los Angeles Times, Mar. 9, 2020 (Opinion)

March 9, 2020

Column: The coronavirus is just one of many reasons to stop shaking hands

Little is known as yet about the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19, said [Public Health Assistant Professor] Daniel M. Parker, an infectious disease epidemiologist and demographer at UC Irvine. … “If you’re in a situation where it isn’t necessary, I think it would be good to limit handshaking even in the absence of our current situation,” he said.