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how do you catch the novel coronavirus?

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Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience Internal Medicine
COVID spread : The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Answered on May 20, 2020
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Transmission: SARS-CoV-2 (The virus involved in COVID 19) is mainly transmitted through respiratory droplets. Someone can sneeze or cough & it either reaches another person directly (eyes, nose, mouth) or they sneeze on a surface or person and that individual touches the virus and then touches their mouth, nose or eyes.
Answered on May 20, 2020

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