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April 9, 2020
Paying Tribute to Heroes SBU Cancels 2020 Ceremony
University community will discuss other ways to celebrate 2020 commencement
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BY RITA J. EGAN RITA@TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine (R) is optimistic about the financial future of the town despite the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has presented. He said he is already thinking of ideas to help small businesses in the future. Romaine called into a phone conference with members of the Three Village Chamber of Commerce April 6. He told participants the town board is meeting virtually every day, and he is also connecting with Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone (D) and other town supervisors on a regular basis. On the agenda for town board April 6 was whether to keep town beaches open, he said, as health experts were saying the current week could be the worst so far for new coronavirus cases. Later that day the decision was made to close Brookhaven beaches. Romaine said a few Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department deputies have been working with the town to deliver meals to
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more than 200 seniors in Brookhaven. Charlie Lefkowitz, chamber president, asked if the town foresees any financial problems due to the pandemic. Romaine said while landfill revenues are going down and a shortfall is anticipated, he said the town will not need to raise taxes. “The town will continue to function,” he said. “We have reserves. We will make it through this. And we do not anticipate … it’s a problem but it’s not going to be a big problem. It’s resolvable, and we’re not going to take it out on the taxpayers.” The town board voted at a special meeting April 7 to create a post-COVID-19 task force for economic recovery that will aim to revitalize the downtown areas and help small businesses
affected by the pandemic, many of which are receiving no income at all during this time. “Many of these small businesses are mom and pop businesses,” the supervisor said. Lisa Mulligan, the town director of economic development has been appointed chairwoman. Three individuals will be appointed by the supervisor, and each councilperson will be able to appoint two more. As of press time, no other persons have yet to be nominated to the task force. On Monday, Lefkowitz said the chamber is willing to be part of a task force, and Romaine said he will take recommendations from the chamber seriously. “Believe me we will work shoulder to shoulder with you to bring back our local businesses and do everything that we can do legally to help you guys out,” he said. “I know what this means. This is something that no one could have predicted in their lifetime.” Romaine said business owners and residents can find updates on COVID-19 related issues on the town’s website, www. brookhavenny.gov.
WMHO Joins Forces with Restaurants Health care workers at Stony Brook University Hospital were treated to 308 individually packaged snacks April 8 thanks to a joint effort between Stony Brook Village Center restaurants and The Ward Melville Heritage Organization. According to WMHO President Gloria Rocchio, people can donate money to Stony Brook eateries to provide meals for SBU health care workers. Fratelli’s, Crazy Beans, Sweet Mama’s, Premier Pastry and Chocolate Works are all participating. Crazy Beans and Premiere Pastry have a minimum donation requirement of $25 while the others have no minimums. Donations can be made by calling the restaurants or through WMHO, which is a nonprofit corporation. Donations are tax deductible, and every dollar will go toward the cause. Checks made payable to WMHO can be mailed to P.O. Box 572, Stony Brook, NY 11790. In the memo section, specify which restaurant.
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Donald Palmer, Former Three Village Director of Music BY DANIEL DEUTSCH DESK@TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM I join many hundreds of others in mourning the passing of Donald Palmer, who was the Three Village Central School District director of music from 1960 to 1996. Don was a gifted teacher and administrator who built the district’s music department into one of the finest programs in the state of New York. A master teacher, Don used innovative teaching techniques — leavened with his unique humor — to empower his students to develop strong, creative and musical personalities. He gave his students great freedom and responsibility, which provided them an exciting sense of ownership of their ensembles. As a result, his students played like “real” musicians, not like students in a school ensemble. They somehow miraculously performed music successfully that should have been too difficult for them. Don frequently invited world-class artists and college ensembles to conduct workshops with his students, serving as role models, mentors, and networking connections. He
Donald Palmer with his great-granddaughter, Isabella Elizabeth. Photo from Susan Palmer-Aupperlee
was many years ahead of his time as one of the first music education administrators in the nation to recognize the importance of
creativity in music education, which is now a core focus in the field. His former students include many highly successful performers and composers. Even students from 30 or 40 years ago vividly recall the inspiring experience of being his student. Two people especially inspired by Don’s example are his daughter, Susan Palmer-Aupperlee, and his granddaughter, Jenna Giannone, who have followed in his footsteps as music teachers. His daughter is a classroom music teacher in Minnesauke Elementary School, where her father was on the original design team for the building’s music suite when it was being built in the 1960s. His granddaughter is a choral teacher in Roslyn Middle School. Time will tell if his great-granddaughter Isabella Elizabeth follows the same path. Don was also an exemplary administrator who had high expectations of his colleagues, and he was consistently kind, supportive, and compassionate. A true servant-leader, after answering the phone with a friendly hello his next words were always, “How can I help you?” or “What do you need?” Don was a great teacher and leader who
was loved and admired by his students and colleagues. He had a rare gift for bringing out the best in people. His legacy will continue through all of us whose lives he touched. His daughter said she was looking through her father’s memorabilia and found he was a chosen educator of the year by The National Association for Music Education, was asked to contribute to The Instrumentalist magazine and was recognized by several superintendents, music organizations and colleges throughout his career. She said her father was teaching privately until earlier this year. “It’s quite surreal that the Leader of the Band will no longer be sitting second row at my concerts while the kids get to watch Mr. Palmer smile and move to the sound of their voices,” his daughter said. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to the Bryant Funeral Home of Setauket. Visit www. bryantfh.com to sign the online guest book. The writer, Daniel Deutsch, is a retired Three Village Central School District music teacher.
Former East Setauket Resident, Leo M. Sreebny Leo M. Sreebny, formerly of East Setauket, died April 5 from complications of COVID-19 at age 98. Born in 1922 in the Bronx, Leo was the son of Morris and Lillie (Luba Bogdanoff) Sreebny, both Jewish immigrants from Ukraine. After graduating from Townsend Harris High School at the age of 15, he attended the City College of New York for one year, and then went west to study at the University of Illinois. During his last quarter there, he met his future bride, Mathilda (Mickey) Sternfeld. They wed in 1945 and were married for 64 years until her death in 2009. During World War II, Leo served in both the Army and the Navy, studying dentistry at the University of Illinois and then serving in Guam for two years, where Mickey joined him and taught English while making their home in a Quonset hut. After serving in the Navy, Leo and Mickey returned to Chicago, where Leo earned a master degree in pharmacology and a PhD in medical pathology. In 1957, they moved to Seattle with their two young sons, where Leo established a new Department of Oral Pathology (later Department of Oral Biology) at the University of Washington Dental School. In 1967, he established a Center for Research in Oral Biology and served as its director. In 1975 he left UW and went to the School of
Dental Medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook where he served as dean until 1979, and then as professor until his retirement in 2005. He and Mickey moved back to Seattle in 2006. He authored numerous academic articles and papers, and co-edited the 2010 book, “Dry Mouth, The Malevolent Symptom: A Clinical Guide.” He was an active member of the Federation Dentaire Internationale, International Association for Dental Research, and other professional organizations. Leo loved life. As he once put it, “One of my troubles is that I like so many things.” He and Mickey enjoyed inviting family, friends, colleagues and assorted others to their warm and welcoming home for every manner of get-together, party and celebration. He was genuinely interested in each person he met and engaged people with his ready smile, twinkling eyes and sharp wit. Leo was an accomplished pianist and accordion player, and at home invited everyone to join in the music, which ranged from classical and jazz to Yiddish folk songs and Hebrew melodies. He played tennis and bridge, made wine and loved to swim and walk. He was an avid fisherman and gardener, especially in his historic home in East Setauket. Leo and Mickey traveled the world together, enjoying cross-country drives as well as extended visits to Europe, Africa,
Leo Sreebny, right, and his wife, Mathilda. Photo from Daniel Sreebny
Asia, the Middle East and beyond. Passionate about his Jewish identity, Leo was involved in Jewish activities throughout his life. He was a devoted member of the Habonim Labor Zionist youth movement in his younger years, spent two sabbaticals at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and made countless other visits to Israel. In Seattle, Leo worked with the Music of Remembrance organization to remember the Holocaust through music, and he established the Mickey Sreebny Memorial Scholarship with the University of Washington’s Stroum Center for Jewish Studies. Leo had a profound love for his children and their spouses (Oren and Michele, Dan and Darcy); his grandchildren Rachel, Laura
and Mose; and their spouses and families, including his great-grandchildren Robin and Luka. In recent years he found great joy in his partnership with Jean Ross, her children and grandchildren. Leo was a gifted scientist and loving human being. He was a true “mensch” — the Yiddish word for a person of honor and integrity. May his memory be a blessing for all who knew him. His family and many friends mourn his passing and celebrate his generosity of spirit, his many accomplishments, and his ability to bring joy and happiness to everyone around him. He truly made the world a better place. A celebration of his life will be scheduled at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to the Leo and Mickey Sreebny Memorial Scholarship in Jewish Studies at the University of Washington, at https://bit.ly/3bMqVZo. Checks should be made payable to “The UW Foundation” with “Sreebny Memorial Scholarship” on the memo line and mailed to the UW Stroum Center for Jewish Studies, c/o Sarah Zaides Rosen, Associate Director, Thomson Hall, Box 353650, Seattle, WA 98195.
The Village Times Herald was notified of the passing of George Rehn April 3. With a request from the family, we will publish an extended obituary in our April 16 edition.
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SBU Cancels Commencement Ceremony BY RITA J. EGAN RITA@TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM Stony Brook University Interim President Michael Bernstein announced April 2 on SBU’s YouTube page that the university will not be able to hold its spring commencement ceremony in person May 22. He said the decision was a difficult one that was made “in a deliberate and careful way.” Bernstein added that input from medical experts and the current guidelines from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and the governor’s office were taken into consideration. “Our choice ensures the well-being of our community and loved ones,” he said. Graduates will receive their formal diplomas within two months of their graduation date. He said countless graduations are being reinvented countrywide. “These unexpected and disheartening circumstances will not, of course, make these occasions any less significant nor less joyous,” he said. “The accomplishments we will celebrate on your behalf will always be real and vivid.” Faculty, staff members and students, Bernstein said, are weighing different options as to how to celebrate in alternative ways, and the graduates will be brought together virtually May 22. “I am very sorry that your final semester at Stony Brook has been derailed by this tragic public health crisis,” he said. “And I want to thank all of you who in so many ways have supported our community as we confront this unprecedented emergency. It’s that very spirit for which your class — the Class of 2020 — will always be uniquely known.” Muhammad Fithra Yoga started a petition on change.org asking SBU to not cancel but postpone the spring commencement ceremony
to the summer after the pandemic has passed. “For us senior students graduating this spring, we all have been waiting for this special commencement of our class,” Yoga wrote on the petition page. “We understand that conducting commencement in May is not possible, however, we do not want a virtual commencement to be held.” As of April 8, nearly 1,500 signed the petition. In 2019, more than 7,500 graduates, ranging between the ages of 18 and 72, joined the nearly 200,000 Seawolves worldwide as Stony Brook University celebrated its 59th commencement. On April 1, the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University announced it would allow its senior medical students to graduate in early April. The move is to enable them to work at SBU hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic under the supervision of residents, fellows and attending physicians. The graduates will begin their residencies July 1 at the facilities they match with across the state and country. The school held the medical student’s Match Day via Facebook Live last month. The university and 116 students were complying with social distancing guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to a press release from Stony Brook Medicine. Each year medical students around the country look forward to Match Day, a national event where approximately 30,000 fourth-year students find out their residency assignments. Dr. Kenneth Kaushansky, senior vice president of Health Sciences and dean of the Renaissance School of Medicine, joined in the celebration. “You are an incredibly bright, energetic and accomplished group who will soon be called ‘doctor,’” he said during the virtual event. The medical students graduated April 8, again using Facebook Live to celebrate.
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Letters to the Editor
In medicine, there is the concept of triage. Essentially, it is prioritization, the assignment of degrees of injury or illnesses that necessitates hard decisions. When resources are limited, and when the number of patients is staggering, medical teams often need to focus on who is in most dire straits. Beyond that, however even more morose, it is prioritizing patients that medical professionals believe can be saved and those who are more likely to die. It is not a healthy subject to think long and hard about if you’re not on the front lines of fighting the virus. It is something doctors have learned to do in war zones and during great hardships. If things do not go smoothly, and if hospitals don’t have the correct amount of resources, personal protective devices, hospital beds and ventilators, then once we reach the peak number of cases, that is where events could lead. One of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) most recent and most controversial acts as of Friday, April 3, was to sign an executive order saying they would take necessary equipment like ventilators from hospitals upstate which have seen relatively few cases and transport them to the hospitals in the most need. That is in itself a sort of triage, a step to prioritize who needs such medical items the most. To say some hospitals, such as Stony Brook University Hospital, which was cited by Cuomo as a coronavirus hot spot, need more resources is to say they will be the ones who will be keeping even more people from dying from the virus. People are helping these hospital workers in any way they can. We have seen local businesses and business groups band together to offer food for hospital and EMS workers. We have seen local residents create masks and other personal protective equipment from cloth they had at home. Libraries have come together to 3D print necessary PPE in the form of face shields. We have seen so much good come from our North Shore and Suffolk County community. But on the smaller end, with the people who are simply staying at home, we have to recognize just how much good that has done. Cuomo recently stated they are hopeful we may be reaching the plateau in the number of cases New York is seeing. It won’t be the end of the issues. We will likely have to remain isolated for several more weeks, but the amount of good social distancing has done is evident. People simply staying at home, getting the exercise when they can and not shaking hands has likely prevented an even greater overload of New York’s medical systems. Many people are feeling burdened with a sense they are doing nothing. They are out of work, and they have nothing on their plate. It’s a malaise that settles deep, and we should all be thinking of the people who did not have money at the start of this pandemic, and now have even less since being out of a job. New York will have to grapple with that. We Long Islanders should not feel like we have simply wasted time in languishing at home. This is society in action, with many thousands of people making sacrifices for the whole. It’s a sort of triage of the self and of society, finding what is more important and focusing on that. We should focus on the people who mean most to us, our friends and family. We should focus on the people who are in the most need and attempt to reach them and offer whatever kind of support. And at the same time, we should focus on ourselves, rest and take some time to think. When this whole thing comes around, all that time we spent in our homes will not have been wasted. It will mean a society that has learned to care for others in a time of crisis.
The coronavirus crisis has exposed the flaws of our public health system. It’s also exposed the sickness of our body politic. We have a Senator, Rand Paul, who quietly took advantage of his privileged access to a COVID-19 test. Instead of selfquarantining while awaiting the results like he was supposed to, he just went on his merry way, playing golf, and denouncing a coronavirus aid bill on the Senate floor, with no worries that he might be spreading the virus to his aged colleagues, let alone everyone else he came into contact with. When after six days of this his result came back positive, far from apologizing, he angrily insisted he had done nothing wrong. Is this what we mean by the land of the free? Senator Paul’s failure even to understand he had done anything wrong is exhibit A of the utter moral bankruptcy of his brand of libertarianism: the view that individuals should be free to do whatever they please, and damn the consequences for everybody else. There is a quartet of Republican senators whose big priority was not helping millions of Americans facing severe financial stress as quickly as possible. No, it was that some working stiff somewhere
Triage of the Self
Republican Senators’ Crisis Response is Subpar might possibly be benefitting too much by getting an extra six hundred bucks of unemployment pay, and we can’t have that. Funny how these same senators were remarkably unconcerned about handing out billions of dollars in tax benefits to the biggest corporations in America, which predictably used the money on stock buybacks to up their share price, thus justifying further increasing the already rich multimillion dollar pay handed out to their executives. These are some of the same corporations that are rattling the cup now and turning their pockets inside out, because now they’re running out of cash. We have an incompetent president who accepts no responsibility for the bungled American response to the coronavirus threat. Shortages of tests, shortages of protective gear for our brave health care workers and first responders, shortages of life-saving ventilators. South Korea is putting us to shame. No, Harry Truman is long gone, and the buck doesn’t stop here. It’s all too clear that the priority of our “fearless leader” is his own re-election, not the health and welfare of us, the governed. Instead of a national plan he calls for each state and locality
to purchase what it needs on the open market, thereby competing with each other, hospitals, and the federal government itself for scarce resources. The predictable result is increased prices, chaos, shortages where the need is greatest and needless suffering and death. Is this what we mean by “free enterprise?” And, oh yes, the appropriate response to the lies of the Chinese government’s propaganda is not a juvenile ethnic taunt, with no regard about further increasing bigotry and hate crimes against Asian Americans. And why is it so hard to understand that without mandatory paid sick leave, what we are doing is putting everybody’s health at risk by in effect forcing sick employees to come to work and spread illness? This is true in general, not just of the present crisis. This is not about partisanship. Governors, both Republican and Democratic, have for the most part done what they could without national leadership. Perhaps Republican Governor of Maryland Larry Hogan put it best: “You can’t put a timeframe on saving people’s lives.” David Friedman St. James
Don’t Just Think of Ourselves During Pandemic As we stumble through this unprecedented epidemic, many are fearful and uncertain. COVID-19 is testing our resilience as a society. We are seeing amazing community organizing. But we are also seeing the people who struggled the most before, struggling even more now, including the impoverished, homeless and the food insecure. In times of crisis, the socioeconomic divisions between us are magnified. Some can afford to hunker down and weather this storm; some cannot. Those who find themselves on the brink of survival now are the same people who are most in danger in this era of climate change. They are the ones who tend to live near polluting industrial areas. They are the people who face permanent displacement from their homes when intensifying storms and rising seas usher in floods. They lack access to affordable,
nutritious food. They cannot afford to miss work because of illness, whether COVID-19, or respiratory issues from pollution. The fears that many have about COVID-19 are the same fears that many of us have about climate change. One thing that the coronavirus has taught us, though, is that we have the ability to mobilize as a society, whether that means free meals to those in need, people connecting digitally to support each other while in quarantine or our government working to accommodate for lost wages and the health care crisis. It has also taught us that we have the power to clean up the planet if we are willing to clean up our act. The water in Venice is clearing up and the air pollution over Beijing has diminished. The circumstances surrounding these developments are devastating, but
perhaps going forward, changes to our economy, industry, and lifestyle could set the stage for sustainability. In this critical moment for change, will we have an economic plan that prioritizes workers, health care, and the environment? Are we going to push polluting industries to scale back? Or are we going to bail them out and leave our workers, our people, floundering in a rapidly declining environment? During this pandemic, we are told not to think of just ourselves, but about our society as a whole. Solving climate change demands this same sort of fellowship because climate change, like COVID-19, is a deadly crisis. But it is a crisis that we are evidently capable of handling, if we are only willing to work together for the greater good of life as we know it. Erin Zipman Stony Brook
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With No New Sports, I’m Replaying Games in My Head
ith sports on hold during the pandemic, I would like to borrow from the sports channels and share a collection of sports memories.
base, where she placed the ball in the glove of her teammate, starting an unlikely victory celebration.
The singing pitcher
Knowing from the standings that the basketball team I coached would struggle against a team that should have been in a different league, I told my team that if they kept the other team under 50 points and we scored 30, we would have a pizza party. At the end of the game, the other team scored 49 points. We had a chance, with one last shot, to reach 30. We didn’t make it, but the referees congratulated each player on our team for ﬁghting till the end. If they only knew ...
My daughter was pitching against a heavily favored team. In the ﬁrst inning, she walked in two runs. As the coach, I raced out to the mound to check on her. She D. None was quietly singing of the above a song to herself. BY DANIEL DUNAIEF I knew there was nothing I could say that would top whatever song was entertaining her. In the ﬁnal play of the game, the batter hit a ground ball to her and she raced over to ﬁrst
The basketball game where we almost covered the spread
The stampede game
In Cooperstown, I coached a town team of 12-year-olds against a team aptly named the Stampede. Hoping to confuse their 6-foot tall hitters, I chose our softest throwing pitchers. It
worked early, as they only scored one run in the ﬁrst inning. In the second inning, my son hit a home run, giving us a 2-1 lead. We lost 11-4, but our players and their parents couldn’t have been happier, as we were the ﬁrst team to score more than one run in an entire game and were also the ﬁrst team the Stampede didn’t mercy.
hitting at different angles and further away from the defense, crushing balls just out. When my daughter served the last ﬁve points for the win, I joined a collection of elated parents as we screamed and threw our arms in the air. I brieﬂy turned my head to hide the tears of pride welling in my eyes.
Even with a face mask on her softball helmet, the fastball that hit my daughter caused the mask to give her a bloody lip. The umpire said she could come out and return later. She refused help or attention and ran to ﬁrst base. She stole second, third and home, and returned to the bench with a triumphant smile.
When my son was in pee wee ball, he watched a lot of baseball my fault. He played shortstop in a station-to-station game, in which each player moved up one base, regardless of where the ball went and whether someone got out. With the bases loaded, a player hit a line drive to my son at shortstop. He caught the ball, ran to third to get the runner who was jogging home and tagged the runner who approached him. After his unassisted triple play, he jogged off the ﬁeld and dropped the ball near the pitcher’s mound. I had to explain to him that he didn’t play that way yet, but that he would, and hopefully will again, soon.
Tough as nails
The tiny team that did
My daughter was on a vastly undersized volleyball team that made it to the ﬁnals against a team that, in warm ups, pummeled balls into the ground. With my daughter anchoring the back row, the other team became frustrated that their hard hits didn’t win points. They tried
The kid who was way ahead of his time
Some Information on COVID-19 from Johns Hopkins Hospital
mong the reams of writings that have been issued, I found this summary of information from Johns Hopkins Hospital to be most helpful, and so I am sharing with you now. The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule, DNA, covered by a protective layer of lipid, aka fats, which when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic code and converts them into aggressor and multiplier cells. Between Since the virus is not a living you and me organism but a BY LEAH S. DUNAIEF protein molecule, it is not killed, but decays on its own. The disintegration time depends on the
temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies. This virus is very fragile, and the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat. That is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy, because the foam cuts the fat (that is why you have to rub so much, for 20 seconds or more, to make a lot of foam). By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own. Heat melts fat, and this is why it is so good to use water above 77 degrees Fahrenheit for washing hands, clothes and everything. In addition, hot water makes more foam, and that makes it even more useful. Alcohol, or any mixture with alcohol over 65 percent dissolves any fat, especially the external lipid layer of the virus. Any mix with one part bleach and ﬁve parts water directly dissolves the protein and breaks it down from the inside. Oxygenated water helps long after soap, alcohol and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it hurts your skin.
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No bactericide or antibiotic serves. The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; antibodies cannot kill what is not alive. Never shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth. While it is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates only: • between 3 hours (fabric and porous) • 4 hours (copper and wood) • 24 hours (cardboard) • 42 hours (metal) and • 72 hours (plastic). But if you shake it or use a feather duster, the virus molecules ﬂoat in the air for up to 3 hours, and can lodge in your nose. The virus molecules remain very stable in external cold, or in artiﬁcial cold such as with air conditioners in houses and cars. They also need moisture and especially darkness to stay stable. Therefore, dehumidiﬁed, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it faster. Ultraviolet light on any object that may contain it breaks down the virus protein. For example, to disinfect and reuse a mask, UV light is perfect. Be careful, it also breaks down collagen, a protein in the skin.
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The virus cannot go through healthy skin. Vinegar is not useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat. No spirits or vodka serve. The strongest vodka is 40 percent alcohol and you need at least 65 percent. That means Listerine or other mouthwash can serve, as it is 65 percent alcohol. The more conﬁned the space, the more concentrated of the virus can be. The more open or naturally ventilated, the less. You have to wash your hands before and after touching mucosa, food, locks, knobs, switches, remote control, cell phone, watches, computers, desks, TV, etc. and when using the bathroom. You have to moisturize dry hands from so much washing of them, because the molecules can hide in the micro cracks. The thicker the moisturizer, the better. Also keep your nails short so that the virus does not hide there. This is republished with gratitude to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. I hope it helps your understanding and visualization of what is going on as it did mine. Wishing you all care in following recommended procedures and good health.
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