Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones From COVID-19

 

 

Flattening the curve of COVID-19 cases and keeping people safe can be as simple as making smart, informed decisions in our everyday lives.

 

SpaceshipOne is here to help.

We've compiled factual COVID-19 resources and created quizzes based on each US state's public health data on the coronavirus pandemic.

Common Questions About the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease

What are the symptoms of COVID-19 and how long does it take for them to appear?

According to the CDC and WHO coronavirus updates, COVID-19 symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the novel coronavirus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Fatigue

  • Sore throat

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

 

Be on the lookout for emergency warning signs for COVID-19 in yourself and your loved ones. If someone you know is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing

  • New confusion

  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

  • Bluish lips or face

  • Inability to wake or stay awake

What is the average recovery time for the coronavirus disease?

Using available preliminary data of the novel coronavirus outbreak, the median time from onset to clinical recovery for mild coronavirus cases is approximately 2 weeks and is 3-6 weeks for patients with severe or critical disease.


However, the long term impacts of patients who have recovered from the coronavirus disease are still being studied. For example, the American Journey of Cardiology reported that MRI scans of recovered COVID-19 patients who experienced both mild and severe coronavirus symptoms have shown increased inflammation of the heart after their recovery.

Can face masks protect me from the coronavirus disease?

A cloth face mask won't totally block aerosol particles containing the coronavirus. But a cloth face mask is an added layer of protection from COVID-19 for you and the people around you when you use a face mask along with regular handwashing and social distancing measures like staying 6 feet away from others.

Do antibiotics work against the coronavirus disease?

No antibiotics will not affect the novel coronavirus. Antibiotics do not work against viruses of any kind; antibiotics only work on bacterial infections. Antibiotics do not prevent or treat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), because COVID-19 is caused by a virus, not bacteria.

Is there a vaccine for the coronavirus disease?

As of October 2020, there is currently is not a vaccine to prevent the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

 

As the coronavirus outbreak has rampaged around the world, there have been over 600 drugs and vaccines in development targeting the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

 

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this coronavirus. The coronavirus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

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