Questions are flowing during the COVID-19 pandemic. And experts are reaching out in myriad ways to help the public learn and use vital information, from Stephen Curry sharing an Instagram Q&A with Dr. Anthony Fauci to Dr. Jeffrey VanWingen, a healthcare worker who took to YouTube to share a public service announcement (PSA) about safe grocery shopping during a COVID-19 pandemic.
VanWingen, a family physician from Grand Rapids, draws on both information from the CDC and “sterile technique” practices used in the medical field. Healthcare workers utilize these sterile techniques when operating on people or caring for them in order to keep these patients safe from infection.
“And I’m going to help you adapt those techniques to decrease your risk of contracting coronavirus when you go out to get your food,” he says in the video.
VanWingen’s video covers a lot of public safety tips — from groceries to handling mail and getting takeout delivered to your home. These aren’t panic-based bits of advice, but thoughtful ways to approach the current coronavirus situation.
So, how current are VanWingen’s safe grocery shopping practices for COVID-19? As he states in the video, “This is the most current video for New CDC data, safe takeout food practices, and an updated practice for safe grocery shopping/handling.”
It was filmed and posted on March 24, and so far has more than 14,538,383 views. Check it out below.