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Wendy Williams Asks Dr. Oz About Sex, Contaminated Clothing Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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By Zachary Holt

Wendy Williams admitted on Monday that she's abstaining from any sexual activity amid the coronavirus pandemic. The controversial daytime talk show host posted a video clip from a segment she had with Dr. Mehmet Oz in a previous show.

The clip was slashed in favor of breaking COVID-19 outbreak coverage. Still, Williams felt it was important for people to get the information from Dr. Oz, so she posted it to her social media platform accounts. In the clip, she asked Dr. Oz if it was alright to have sex with the virus spreading so rapidly. She also asked about what to do with potentially contaminated clothing.

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Williams Asks Dr. Oz About People Having Sex During the Pandemic

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"When I went to Dr. Oz, one of the things I talked to him about, I was like, ‘Dr. Oz, what do single people, including me, do about sex?’ Because as much as a wanted woman as I am, I’m not thinking about that," she said in the video clip posted on Monday. "I don’t want anybody over here. I think condoms are something random. You know, what about the sweat and the shower?"

Williams revealed that Dr. Oz said that abstinence would be a good idea during this time, at least as a precautionary measure to prevent the transmission of the deadly virus. The doctor also assured her 'it would be over soon', so no need to worry.

The New York Department of Health Advises People to Take Precautions During Sexual Activity

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Ironically, the New York City Department of Health issued specific guidelines on the subject of sexual activity amid the coronavirus pandemic. The department made sure to reiterate that the COVID-19 virus can spread 'to people who are within about 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 when that person coughs or sneezes'.

This obviously is applicable to activities such as kissing which can pass the virus along to others through the exchange of saliva and other bodily fluids. The department went on to advise that people 'avoid kissing anyone who is not part of your small circle of close contacts'. Additionally, they emphasized just how important washing up after sexual activity is during this crisis.

The Talk Show Host Inquires About Possible Viral Clothing Contamination

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In her Twitter video clip posted on Monday, Williams also voiced her concerns that the coronavirus could be transferred to people via their clothing items. She asked Dr. Oz about his thoughts on the matter and what he recommended people do to avoid any possible contamination being passed along, unsuspectingly.

"And then I asked him about, ‘Do clothes carry the [coronavirus]?’ I get in the elevator, I press with my elbow, I pull my sleeve down and press with the material," she continued in the clip. According to Williams, Dr. Oz said that the virus can live on clothing for up to two hours after contact.

Dr. Oz Explains That the COVID-19 Virus Can Remain on Clothing For 2 Hours

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"Then, as far as clothing, he said, ‘Yes! The germs last for two hours.’ Two hours, darling do you realize when you get out of the subway or your Uber or whatever you’re doing outside, you come inside, you sit on your cloth couch with your clothing on — you’re transferring the stuff!" she recalled from her previous conversation.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided recommendations for people touching potentially contaminated clothing, which advises people to use gloves while doing laundry. They also urge people not to shake the clothing, as it could disperse viral particles into the air.

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