Covid-19 “Airborne” Confusion Clarified

Truth about “Airborne” Covid-19

IMPORTANT: “Airborne” confusion: Covid-19 is only “airborne” as droplets that quickly fall to surfaces.

Covid-19 is NOT “airborne” as an aerosol that hangs and drifts freely in the air for longer periods like flu.

If Covid-19 was like flu, your mask would offer very little protection. The virus could enter through your eyes.  Social distancing would be meaningless because the virus would float freely over greater distances and for longer times.

The best way to avoid Covid-19 is by avoiding sick people, social distancing, wearing masks in public and cleaning surfaces frequently, including your hands.  Also remember to avoid touching your face, nose, mouth or eyes. Once your hands have touched anything that could be contaminated, virus could be transferred to anything including your cell phone, wallet, steering wheel, child, dog, etc and be picked up by you or others later.

Straightening your mask with contaminated hands may transfer the virus to your face, nose, eyes.  Wearing a mask improperly or reusing it without washing it could be worse than not wearing it at all.

Gloves are not recommended. Wearing gloves only protects your hands, not your face, etc. from virus picked up on the outside of contaminated gloves.  Covid-19 virus can live on surfaces for several days, depending on the material. so frequent use of  hand sanitizers, disinfectant wipes and sprays are recommended.

 

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