It's not airborne, so if America shelters in place and stays 6 fuucking feet from each other, would covid-19 be gone by now?
- Spock (rhp)Lv 72 months ago
maybe. the problem is that families and many others can not stay 6 feet away from each other. Plus, you want to buy food during the weeks this would take, so food growers, preparers, distributors, and grocery employees all MUST continue to work and thus pass on the virus.
This is why it takes about 6 to 8 weeks of very stiff controls to stomp the virus out ... as China apparently did.
- StephenWeinsteinLv 72 months ago
Not in a good way. We don't have a system to distribute food while maintaining the 6 foot separation. If no one went within 6 feet of anyone else to get food, then it is possible that enough of us would be dead from lack of food that the virus would be gone just because there wasn't anyone left alive to infect.
I don't think that's what would happen. But the need for food does need to be considered, and starving the population isn't a good way to fight a virus. The virus has a death rate of about 3%. Starvation has a 100% death rate.
- Blue Skies.Lv 72 months ago
People are normally social animals. Left outs
are far less superior to people that understand
the fact that social distance is now effective.
Keeping the distance is critical. Adhear to it.
And you stand a good probability of not being
impacted by it.
- yLv 72 months ago
There is an airborne component, not that it matters. You rightly point out the greatest problem we are facing. Too many of our citizens are idiots and have not, will not do the right the thing. They want to gather, so they gather. They want to party, so they party. They want to get together, so they do so. Yesterday, one again, I saw multiple Mayors and Governors pleading with their people, to stay home. At this point that shouldn't be happening.
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- hoarsemanLv 72 months ago
It is airborne transmitted -- as well as touch -- and the virus exists now ,and always will.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Wear a face mask.
- ChrisLv 72 months ago
Coronavirus DOES use airborne transmission. After someone sneezes or coughs, the molecules are all over everything in a six foot radius.
- potato potahtoLv 72 months ago
COVID-19 can survive in the air for about 3 hours, and survive on certain surfaces like plastic and steel up to 2-3 days. Hence the recommendation to stand 6 feet away from each other
- Justin ThymeLv 72 months ago
All of the kids that went to Florida for spring break ended up spreading the virus, F------ idiots.
- yogicskierLv 72 months ago
No, because it can survive on environmental surfaces for a long time.Source(s): Preparing Your Home for COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html...