‘It was very unsanitary’: Detroit fight videos create concerns in midst of coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

People wear masks while fighting

Fight videos keeping popping up despite COVID-19 pandemic.

DETROIT – It’s the footage making rounds on social media.

It was all captured by Instagram celebrity and comedic reporter @Taycrispyy.

“It was very unsanitary over over there,” Tay said.

You can see a few girls meeting up to settle some type of score. One lady can even be seen wearing a mask, likely to protect her from the virus.

“They had the mask on like it was really going to stop something. They was getting touched,” Tay said.

If you can’t tell by now, this probably isn’t the best way to practice social distancing. Sadly it’s being done in the Motor City on a pretty common basis.

“Coronavirus -- that seems to not stop anything that’s going in Detroit at all," Tay said.

Another video shows a separate group of men hashing it out in the middle of the stay-at-home order, a move that can literally place your life at risk.

“People shouldn’t be gathering to start with, even worse -- contact of any kind is bad. And then add the fight. It’s the perfect mix for an exchange of viruses,” Dr. Frank McGeorge said.

“It’s very serious. I take it very seriously,” Tay said.

MORE: What the CDC says you should do if you believe you have coronavirus (COVID-19)

How COVID-19 Spreads

Person-to-person spread

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Can someone spread the virus without being sick?

  • Spread is possible before people show symptoms. People who are not showing symptoms can still be carrying the virus and can still pass it on to other people.

Spread from contact with contaminated surfaces or objects

It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

How easily the virus spreads

How easily a virus spreads from person-to-person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (spread easily), like measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily. Another factor is whether the spread is sustained, spreading continually without stopping.

Prevention & Treatment

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

Click here for more guidelines from the CDC.

People who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider immediately.

Question about coronavirus? Ask Dr. McGeorge here.

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About the Author:

Victor Williams joined Local 4 News in October of 2019 after working for WOIO in Cleveland, OH, WLOX News in Biloxi, MS, and WBBJ in Jackson, TN. Victor developed a love for journalism after realizing he was a great speaker and writer at an early age.