Published on Oct 27, 2020

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[MUSIC PLAYING] JOHN WHYTE: Coronavirus has been teaching us a lot about infectious disease and public health. But it's also teaching us a lot of new words. I'm going to help you talk coronavirus. It really is learning a new language.

What's PPE, and why is it so important? PPE is short for personal protective equipment. This includes masks, gowns, eye protection, gloves, and anything else that acts as a barrier between your skin, mouth, nose, and eyes and a viral infection like COVID. Along with other important strategies like handwashing, social distancing, and avoiding large gatherings, PPE can go a long way toward slowing the spread of coronavirus. That's why most infectious disease experts recommend wearing a mask in public.