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Dr. Britten and Dr. Imani Explain What People Can Do Amid the Surge of COVID-19 Cases

From staying active to knowing which hand sanitizer to use, the Married to Medicine Los Angeles doctors shared some solid advice. 

By Hannah Chambers
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Dr. Imani Walker and Dr. Britten Cole had some vital tips to share during the Moment of Mazel on the July 12 episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen: @ Home. Andy Cohen asked the Married to Medicine Los Angeles doctors to share their perspectives on the recent spike of COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases, as well as some advice for what to do to stay safe amid the pandemic, and their answers might just shock you. 

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“Well first of all, if you don’t have to go out, don’t. Stay in the house, because that’s part of why we have the spike,” explained Dr. Britten, adding, “Make sure you wear a face mask when you go out, you stay six feet away from people that are around you, and wash your hands multiple times a day, at least for 20 seconds or more. And if you use hand sanitizer, make sure it has at 60 percent alcohol content, otherwise, that’s not effective.”

Dr. Britten also noted the importance of staying active during this time, when many people are staying home more frequently.  

“During this time, everybody should be exercising. Do not sit on the couch and do nothing, unless you’re watching Married to Medicine LA. We’ll give you a pass,” she said. “You know, exercise if you have stairs at home, walk up those stairs, have a lot of sex! If there’s no one to have sex with, dry hump a pillow, but do something! Get that heart rate up!”

“I’m grabbing my pillows,” said Andy. 

Dr. Imani added to Dr. Britten’s suggestions by elaborating on the importance of exercise. 

“It is important to get at least 30 minutes of exercise, whether that’s high impact, low impact, running, hiking, walking per day,” she said. 

The psychiatrist then explained the importance of looking after one’s mental health, particularly during a pandemic. 

“We’re currently in the middle of, I’d like to say, an epidemic of anxiety and depression that’s been settling in, not only in this country, but globally. We are living in very strange times, so even though we have a lot of time on our hands, a lot of us are still worrying about what the next thing is going to be,” said Dr. Imani. “The Mazel for today, I would say, is to rest easy. Take breaks if you need to. Eat right, exercise, even if that includes dry humping, or actually having sex with a real person.”

For the latest, most accurate information on coronavirus, go to the World Health Organization (WHO) website.

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