While a vaccine may be crucial to fully stopping the virus, a new study finds simple steps may drastically help reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2.

Handwashing, physical distancing, and wearing a mask may drastically help reduce or stop the spread of the virus.

For these steps to work, at least 50 percent of the population needs to adopt them.

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the United States, state and local officials are pushing people to take steps that may help slow the spread of the virus.

While a vaccine may be crucial to fully stopping the virus, a new study finds simple steps may drastically help reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2.

The new study published in the journal PLOS Medicine found that three steps may help stop or slow the COVID-19 outbreak without having a vaccine.

The three steps are simple: handwashing, physical distancing, and wearing a mask.

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