HowdoIgetinfectedwithCOVID19

How do I get infected with COVID-19?

How do I get infected with COVID-19?

Video Transcript

There’s been a lot of questions about the mode of transmission, and so forth. I think it depends on the setting. Obviously, the social distancing is important, 6 feet. Part of that is because you can get Covid-19 by respiratory droplets. But, the reality, especially right here is our good citizens of Comal County are doing a really good job of social distancing. So, the main mode of transmission that they’re going to get here is through your hands. If you’re sitting at home and going to H-E-B and you just doing your own thing and practicing safe social distancing, by far, the main mode of transmission is your hands. What makes this virus so infections is that it can live on inanimate objects for a long time. There are studies that show 24 hours, on some plastics it can last longer than that. And so, that’s the problem is that this is the mode of transmission. And so, we know that there’s only three ports of entry, through your eyes, through your nose and through your mouth. And so, if you think about it logically, if those are the three ports of entry, if you protect them, then you’re not going to get it. And by far the most common when you going to get it, the average citizen in Comal County, is through their hands. So, their hands going to get infected with Covid-19 and then they’re going to rub their eye, or the nose or their mouth and that’s how it’s going to get transmitted. People don’t know this but, they’ve done studies on how often we touch our face. It’s a very self-conscious thing that we do and, on average, you can touch your face between 250 to 300 times a day. So, you actually have to be, what I would really want everyone to do is be obsessive compulsive about their hands. About, you know, knowing where their hands have been and, honestly, the go-to thing is don’t touch your face. And if you have to touch your face wash your hands. Another thing is, at this time, if you think about “should I wash my hands,” you should wash your hands.

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