As medical professionals and members of Congress, we have serious concern over the global spread of the novel coronavirus or COVID-19. Since the disease emerged in Wuhan, China, widespread outbreaks have occurred in South Korea, Iran, Italy and Japan.The number of cases in the United States continues to increase and will likely increase substantially as widespread testing begins. This isn’t our first experience dealing with an epidemic, and as medical professionals, we believe the U.S. is prepared to effectively combat the virus.As is being widely reported, good hygiene will help combat the community spread of this virus.HANS VON SPAKOVSKY: CAN TRUMP USE CORONAVIRUS TO DELAY 2020 ELECTION?Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth if you haven’t washed your hands. Avoid handshakes and, instead, try to bump elbows. Sneeze into a tissue or your elbow. Stay home if you’re ill. Disinfect commonly touched surfaces. Postpone travel. Stay home as much as possible and avoid publicly congregating in order to flatten the curve and protect everyone, particularly the elderly and those with underlying health conditions.More from OpinionThese are all commonsense measures to help prevent more widespread transmission.However, good hygiene isn’t enough. This


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