A 23-year-old female asked:
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other than direct person to person direct contact, and not getting sneezed on or coughed on, how else are people getting the covid-19 virus?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Touch shared surface: Healthy people, sick people, and "carriers" touch the same knobs, handles, phones, tabletops, etc. "Carriers" have the virus but aren't showing symptoms yet, or they got well from the COVID-19 illness yet are still shedding some viruses. If a healthy person gets viruses on his hands and then touches his eyes, nose, or mouth, he can catch the virus. Handwashing, wearing a mask helps prevent that.
Answered on May 10, 2020

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