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What We Know About COVID-19

What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is a novel respiratory illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, according to the CDC. It spreads through person-to-person contact, often referred to as “community spread.” The virus can be contracted by being in close proximity to an infected person who sneezes, coughs, or talks. It can also be transmitted by touching surfaces that have been touched by an infected individual.

Am I at risk for COVID-19? COVID-19 can affect individuals of any age or health condition. It is highly contagious and can rapidly spread regardless of your location. However, the risk of severe illness or death significantly increases for individuals who have specific medical conditions or are aged 65 and above.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19? Common symptoms of COVID-19 include cough, fever, chills, congestion, body aches, and nausea. Loss of taste and smell can also occur. Symptoms can range from mild to severe, or some individuals may be asymptomatic and show no symptoms at all. Symptoms typically appear within 2 to 14 days after exposure. If you suspect exposure to the virus, it is recommended to seek COVID-19 testing.

What should I do if I already have COVID-19? If you have COVID-19, it is important to stay at home except for medical care. Isolate yourself from family and friends to prevent further transmission. Monitor your health closely and seek immediate medical attention if you experience difficulty breathing or chest pain.

How can I protect myself and others?

  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
  • Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet or two arm-lengths from others.
  • Avoid crowded places.
  • Consider getting a flu shot.
  • Stay informed about travel guidelines and restrictions.
  • Get tested for COVID-19 if you suspect exposure.
  • Consider getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Remember, these measures are crucial to protect yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19.

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Q1: What is COVID-19 and how is it spread?

A1: COVID-19, as stated by the CDC, is a respiratory illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. It is primarily spread from person to person through respiratory droplets when an infected person sneezes, coughs, or talks. Additionally, touching surfaces or objects contaminated with the virus and then touching the face can also lead to transmission.

Q2: Who is at risk of contracting COVID-19?

A2: COVID-19 can affect anyone, regardless of age or health condition. It is highly contagious and can spread rapidly. However, the risk of severe illness or complications increases significantly for individuals who are 65 years and older or have certain underlying medical conditions. It is crucial for everyone to take precautions to minimize the risk of exposure and transmission.

How can I obtain the latest COVID-19 vaccine?

Receiving a COVID-19 vaccine is the most effective and safest measure to prevent severe illness. Similar to other vaccines, the COVID-19 vaccine instructs your body on building its own defense against the virus responsible for this disease. Typically, the COVID-19 vaccine consists of two doses, with the second dose administered 14 to 28 days after the initial one. It takes approximately three weeks after the final dose to develop immunity. Access to COVID-19 vaccination is subject to availability and regulations set by your state. Please reach out to us for further information on obtaining a COVID-19 vaccine.

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