Five things to know about COVID-19 transmission

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People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease spreads primarily from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth, which are expelled when a person with COVID-19 coughs, sneezes, or speaks. These droplets are relatively heavy, do not travel far and quickly sink to the ground. People can catch COVID-19 if they breathe in these droplets from a person infected with the virus. This is why it is important to stay at least 1 meter) away from others. These droplets can land on objects and surfaces around the person such as tables, doorknobs and handrails. People can become infected by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. This is why it is important to wash your hands regularly with soap and water or clean with alcohol-based hand rub.

WHO is assessing ongoing research on the ways that COVID-19 is spread and will continue to share updated findings.

Learn more:
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

21 COMMENTS

  1. I love the positive comments. We need to encourage our Doctors to work harder for us. They are the most valuable asset we have in this war against this: disgusting, nasty, horrible virus called COVID-19 . Yuck ! don’t want it, (covid-19)

  2. They mentioned in a recent press briefing (although very subtly because the UN doesn’t want to piss anyone off) that they cannot give guidelines until they have valid data. Unfortunately 1. They have to go off double blind randomized controlled trials in most cases, or at least experiments that were designed very well. 2. If there are no recent well designed studies they have to go off old ones. An example would be the droplet vs aerosol transmission that was based on an old study until a new one was published. 3. Acedamia is a mess right now. Thousands of preprints (not peer reviewed) papers are published every week and there are only so many peers that have time to review. Sometimes it’s even hard to trust really good studies. Google “Surgisphere” Basically some guy either made up data or stole data and gave it to researchers who were unaware of how he collected it. A couple well-respected journals had to retract papers.

    WHO-you guys rock. I would just suggest not walking on egg shells so much. I know you don’t want to piss anyone off but the world needs truth. Brazil is not doing a very good job at mitigating the virus. Countries that had to do lockdowns did not have the testing and contact tracing capacity they needed. Many countries lifting lockdowns still don’t have that capacity.

    I do have to give Mike props on calling governments out on “flattening the curve”. Yes…it means they expect everyone to get it, just not at once…which means many people will still die. If we social distance effectively then we will save tons of lives but it seems like governments are more worried about people going out and spending money and bringng back the economy. Basically governments want to sacrifice the old and vulnerable and don’t want to have to worry about training contact tracers because they want this to magically just go away. He didn’t say it quite like that but I personally think it was implied.

  3. Yoy akl need to get sone real ethical competent leadership instead vof the globalist socialist Rothschild, Gates, Soros?, Chinese. Communist Party puppets.

  4. After this long period, March onwards , we have to admit that many aspects remain less known , and many knots remain untied. Being unsure adds to anxiety of the global citizens. Murar Yeolekar, Mumbai.

  5. Please be quiet Dr. Bozo. You already put you foot in your mouth and now are trying to walk back your comments about transmission. The damage is done!

  6. After this long period, March onwards , we have to admit that many aspects remain less known , and many knots remain untied. Being unsure adds to anxiety of the global SYED ZAHID ALI

  7. I am in charge of several state organizational strategies and I have to recognize that that thanks for this two persons, I have made a very successful management reflecting results with happy numbers that can be translated into happy moments for the population. Thank yooouuuu both!

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