COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Fact vs. Fiction

COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Fact vs. Fiction - AmeriBest Home Care

Can you recover completely from Coronavirus? Can you prevent COVID-19 by wearing a mask? Is there a vaccine against the new coronavirus? Should you cancel your travel plans? Can you order packages online without being worried? Did it all start from a bat soup?!

Check out this great article by IBX about Coronavirus and get some answers today!

Key Points:

Fact or fiction?

“If someone contracts the COVID-19 virus, they won’t recover.”

Most people who get COVID-19 will recover, as most people who get COVID-19 will only have mild symptoms and may not realize they have had it at all.


Fact or fiction?

You can prevent COVID-19 by wearing a mask.”

While these masks cannot protect you from contracting the virus, they are very much needed in the hospitals.


Fact or fiction?

“You can contract COVID-19 by simply being near someone with the virus.”

The answer: It depends on the situation.
It is thought that the main way the virus spreads is through person-to-person contact, including the following:

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.


Fact or fiction?

“A vaccine for COVID-19 will be available soon.”

It usually takes years to test and develop a working vaccine.

Fact or Fiction:

“You should cancel your travel plans.”

The CDC produces a daily list of high-risk locations.

Fact or fiction:

“You can catch COVID-19 from packages you order online that have been shipped from high-risk locations.”

But if you’re really concerned, you can wipe your package—and its contents—when they’re delivered with a sanitizing wipe.


Fact or fiction:

“COVID-19 started out in a pot of bat soup.”

Not exactly.
We don’t know about the soup, but we do know that the virus moved from bats to people.


Stay Up-To-Date on The Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Philadelphia, PA

Stay Up-To-Date on The Coronavirus - AmeriBest Home Care

Dear AmeriBest clients, caregivers and staff, here are the resources for you to stay updated on coronavirus (COVID-19).

What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) – CDC Brochure.

COVID-19 in Pennsylvania updates – Pennsylvania DOH Brochure.

For more updates by the CDC, please visit their website:
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WHAT IS Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)?

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

Coronavirus, a group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, the virus causes respiratory infections. 3D illustration.


Symptoms of the COVID-19 can include:
• Fever
• Cough
• Shortness of breath

The symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Reported illnesses have ranged from people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying.

WHAT CAN YOU DO To Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones Against Coronavirus?

  • Cover any coughs or sneezes with your elbow, do not use your hands!
  • Clean surfaces frequently, such as countertops, light switches, cell phones and other frequently touched areas.
    Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Contain – if you are sick, stay home until you are feeling better.
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