Here are some thoughts on what might be most relevant in our context. They should definitely not be used as your primary source.
General: Wherever you can, do everything to reduce transmission right now. Even if you're healthy, young and brave, we all need to flatten the curve by reducing transmission within our population.
Transmission: The SARS-CoV-2 virus is primarily spread via surfaces, and long term (15+ minutes) close proximity in indoor spaces. It is not airborne like measles, unless you are very close (< 2m) to the other person and they cough droplets into the air. Advice is that you keep windows open to dilute the air inside your home. The air circulating in buildings like ours is not believed to be a high risk. Just because you can smell your neighbour's dinner doesn't mean you're in danger of breathing in viral particles.
Asymptomatic: This refers to a person who has not developed symptoms yet. During this time, they're already "shedding" viral particles in saliva, droplets (even feces) so someone who has passed through the same area before you, might have (through no fault of their own), contaminated the surface you're about to touch. This is why young, healthy people need to to play their part in protecting us all.
Cleaning hands (in descending order of effectiveness):
Our mental health is also important:
Working from home:
We will get through this, but it sounds like it will be months rather than weeks. USA are predicting drastic figures in the next 5 days. Do what you can, now.
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