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is covering mouth and nose by mask sufficient to avoid corona exposure? can it not be transmitted through eyes and ears?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Probably not: The virus can apparently be transferred to your hands, and then if you touch your face, nose, etc, you can be exposed. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds before touching your face.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Eyes, nose, mouth: Not ears. See https://www.healthtap.com/blog/covid-19-care-guidelines/preventing-covid-19
Answered on Mar 23, 2020

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