Dr. Wendy Cronin spent over four decades working in infectious disease control and prevention at home and abroad. In this 8-minute video, Dr. Cronin explains how easily transmission of COVID-19 occurs. She offers guidance on how to recognize symptoms, discusses at-risk populations and the best practices to avoid contracting and spreading the disease.

She believes the problem will get worse before it gets better and says extreme precautions should be made to avoid transmission. She also supports Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision to create social distancing through mandatory closures of bars, restaurants, theaters and fitness centers.

During our Interview, Hogan was giving a press conference on the emergency mandates to do just that.

Dr. Cronin also discusses how hoarding and taking more than you need off store shelves creates more harm than good for the community as a whole.