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COVID-19
Coronavirus

Written by Martin Ruiz

How does it spread?

According to the CDC it is thought to spread from Person-to-Person who are within 6 feet from each other. The sick person must cough or sneeze and a droplet from their mouth can make it onto your mouth or nose causing it to be inhaled or ingested resulting in infecting you. The other method is they are near enough, and you inhale the droplets from the sick person.

According to the CDC it is possible for infection to occur from touching a surface or object that contains the virus and touching their face, but it is not thought to be the primary way of transmission.

What can you do to prevent sickness?

It is in your best interest to protect yourself and those around you for the fact that there is no cure. The best way recommended to prevent from becoming sick is to stay away from those who are sick or in the CDC’s words, “avoid being exposed to the virus”.

Clean your hands often

Wash your hands with soap and water after anytime you sneeze, cough, or blow your nose. Wash your hands if you have been in a public area. If soap and water is not available you can use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, make sure you cover all areas of your hands and rub your hands until they feel dry.

Avoid contact with those who are sick

Stay home if you are sick

Cover coughs and sneezes

Wash hands afterwards with soap and water for 20 seconds. Wear a face-mask if you are sick This is to protect those around you. You do not want to spread the virus to them. For those who are caring for someone who is sick you should wear a face-mask that N95.

CLEAN and DISINFECT

Cleaning – Is the action of removing dirt or grime from the area. This does not kill all germs. You can use soap and water to clean.

Disinfect – Is the action of removing as much bacteria and virus from the area using an adequate disinfectant.

According to the CDC “Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work.”

Here are two links to which they provided for recommended disinfectants they say may work against COVID-19. It contains disinfectants ready to use and some which you can dilute. It also contains wipes you can buy.

https://www.americanchemistry.com/Novel-Coronavirus-Fighting-Products-List.pdf

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2020-03/documents/sars-cov-2-list_03-03-2020.pdf

Here is a way to make your own disinfectant with home products.

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Updated 03-12-2020  

 

Will continue to update as time allows. - Martin

References

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), D. o. (2020, March 10). Prevention of Coronavirus Disease. Retrieved from CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fprevention-treatment.html

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), D. o. (2020, March 04). Transmission of Coronavirus. Retrieved from CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/transmission.html

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