Dr. Michelle Epstein
Michelle Epstein is a medical doctor graduated from the University of Alberta in Canada, who has specialised in Internal Medicine at the University of British Columbia and Allergy and Clinical Immunology at Yale University. Since 2004, she has been a Lab Leader at the Medical University of Vienna’s Division of Immunology.
Just breaking the chain of transmission could manage the pandemic, prevent second waves, and enable us to get safely back to normal life.
The Austrian government has dealt with COVID-19 based on lessons learned from our Italian neighbors and the ski resort coronavirus hotspots. So far, anything else is simply too dangerous.
The current rules for grocery shopping aim to limit transmission of COVID-19, that means that we must get used to a few things beyond being quarantined.
As of April 1, we are supposed to wear face masks when grocery shopping to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Covering your nose and mouth with a mask will not protect you from viral infection, but if you are infected and asymptomatic, you may unwittingly infect others.