Covid-19 | WATCH: Empowering tips on staying safe from an expert on the front line of the medical fight
"I am confident that the stuff I can tell you today should make you guys feel like when this comes to your community that you don't have to be scared and that you can protect your family."
The "accidental voice of calm for worried people around the globe." (Image: YouTube/videodromed)
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Dr David Price of Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City has gone viral with his video describing what life has been like on the front lines of the medical fight against Covid-19. 

At more than 75 000 cases, New York has been identified as the US city most overwhelmed by Covid-19, and Dr Price says treating patients with coronavirus is about the only thing he does with his days. 

"It is a 1,200-bed hospital. We do everything from heart transplants to lung transplants. At this point we do none of that... We are now almost exclusively a COVID-19 hospital."

'You don't have to be scared, you can protect your family'

Initially meant to inform only hospital staff on staying safe, Dr Price's video has now been seen by more than 3 million people, and according to reports, he's now "become an accidental voice of calm for worried people around the globe." 

After treating so many infected people, Dr Price has become confident he'll remain free of the disease by following two rules. 

"Everything you know about your hands, just keep it clean and you will not get this disease... The second thing is you have to start psychologically working on the connection between your hands and your face."

Dr Price says that the eyes, nose and mouth are the key areas where transmission of the virus takes place. 

Providing further safety tips, he assures those watching that "you don't have to be scared and that you can protect your family."

Watch the video below (or on YouTube) for more lifesaving tips from Dr Price: 

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