• Someone could feel perfectly healthy and still have COVID-19? TRUE OR FALSE?

The answer is true.

Some people develop fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing, while others may show no symptoms at all.  Some symptoms may be minimal like the loss of taste and smell.  t is important to note that you can still be contagious, even without symptoms. 

  • You can protect yourself from COVID-19 by injecting, swallowing, bathing in or rubbing onto your body bleach, disinfectants, or rubbing alcohol.  TRUE OR FALSE?

The answer is false.

Never attempt to self-treat or prevent COVID-19 by rubbing or bathing with bleach, disinfectants, or rubbing alcohol anywhere on your body. Effective hand sanitizers do have alcohol, but they are formulated to be safe for use on hands. Disinfectants, bleach and soap and water may be used to clean surfaces, a critical prevention step in stopping the spread of coronavirus and COVID-19 — the disease caused by the coronavirus that’s led to the global pandemic.

  • A vaccine to prevent COVID-19 is available. TRUE or FALSE?

The answer is false.

There is no vaccine for the new coronavirus right now. Scientists have already begun working on one, but developing a vaccine that is safe and effective in human beings will take many months.

Vaccines prevent the development of disease, but do not treat the disease.

  • The virus that causes COVID-19 spreads primarily through the respiratory droplets TRUE OR FALSE?

The answer is true.

Respiratory droplets produced when someone coughs or sneezes can reach the mouths or noses of people nearby. These droplets may linger in the air or can also land on surfaces. The virus can then be transferred if someone comes in contact with the surface and then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.

  • Most people who get COVID-19 need to go to the hospital.  TRUE OR FALSE?

The answer is false.

Most cases of COVID-19 are relatively mild, and people can rest and recover at home while staying away from others to prevent the spread.  In more severe cases, people may need to be hospitalized. 

  • You can carry the virus for 14 days before showing signs or symptoms.  TRUE OR FALSE?

The answer is true.

The incubation period is 1-14 days, so it’s possible someone who was exposed two weeks ago would just now be showing symptoms. Other people have it and never show signs. This is partly why social distancing is so important. We don’t know for sure who has been exposed, and the more interactions we have with others, the more opportunities exist for further exposure and spread.

  • COVID-19 does not affect kids. TRUE OR FALSE?

The answer is false.

It is true that older adults tend to have more severe symptoms and seem to be at risk for more significant complications, but children CAN get it. This virus can lead to Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrom in children. (MIS-C)

  • Ibuprofen can make COVID-19 worse. TRUE OR FALSE?

The answer is false.

There have been some news reports suggesting that ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) can worsen the symptoms of COVID-19. There is no scientific data to support this. People with certain pre-existing conditions may have adverse reactions to ibuprofen, so the best course of action is to consult with your doctor for personalized recommendations.

9. I should wear a mask to protect from getting COVID-19. TRUE OR FALSE?

The answer is true.

Cloth masks alone don’t necessarily help to protect you from getting the virus, but they can be beneficial when worn by people who are sick (even without showing symptoms) to help prevent the spread of germs.  N95, Surgical Masks used in hospitals and clinics do provide more protection. Since you may not know you are carrying the virus, the CDC now recommends wearing cloth face coverings over the nose and mouth in public, particularly when social distancing can be difficult (such when going to the grocery store). 

Washing your hands often with antibacterial soap and water is imperative to protect yourself from this disease.

10. The virus that causes COVID-19 can live on surfaces up to several days. TRUE OR FALSE?

The answer is true, we think

Like many aspects of this novel coronavirus, we are not certain exactly how long it survives on surfaces. It can also vary from one type of surface to another, based on the temperature of the environment, etc. Studies suggest that it is similar to other coronaviruses, which can persist on surfaces for a few hours up to several days. Regular cleaning is very important to help prevent the spread.


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