[April 14, 2020]
Sent to the front to find evidence of the effects of the novel coronavirus, photojournalists were among the workers most exposed to the virus. Physician Jenell Stewart, specialist in infectious diseases and in a couple with a photographer, published a guide for image professionals. The list of things to do and not to do reminds us of everything we hear here and there, but it is always wise to remember these recommendations. Stewart also gives extra facts that are far from trivial, such as how long the virus lives on objects: on silicone rubber, it can be up to 110 hours, whereas on clothing it is only an hour.