Brooklyn Madison Shields

We are living in times that have never been seen by humans on our planet. We are currently under a year long pandemic that is starting to rise to a second wave, and in some cases a third wave, of infections across the entire world. Here are some common questions that people should know the answers of when dealing with Covid-19:

How long does COVID-19 last on surfaces?

Corona on surfaces and objects naturally die within hours to days. Warmer temperatures and exposures to sunlight will reduce the time the virus survives on surfaces and objects. However, the sun does not kill the virus immediately. 

Does drinking a lot of water help flush down COVID-19?

There is no evidence that drinking water will flush down COVID-19 as said, however it is good for your health to drink plenty of water.

What are the symptoms of the Coronavirus?

There are many symptoms or no symptoms at all. Symptoms include any of the following: Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, headaches, new loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, nausea, sore throat and runny nose. The early symptoms of COVID-19 are trouble breathing, new confusion, bluish lips or face, inability to wake up or stay awake, and pressure in the chest.

How can I prevent COVID-19?

Wash your hands for 20seconds or more throughout the day, cover your mouth and nose, avoid crowds, and practice social distancing.

Can animals carry the virus that cause COVID-19 on their fur or skin?

Animals do carry germs so it is always safe to wash your hands before and after you interact with them.