This article is the collection of knowledge / thoughts about COVID-19 that I find relevant to my everyday life.
Getting it: masks work. Not perfectly. This is a good illustration on El Pais.
Incubation period: average of 5 days.
On average, symptoms showed up in the newly infected person about 5 days after contact. Rarely, symptoms appeared as soon as 2 days after exposure. Most people with symptoms had them by day 12. And most of the other ill people were sick by day 14.
When Contagious: most contagious 1 to 2 days BEFORE one is sick.
Researchers estimate that people who get infected with the coronavirus can spread it to others 2 to 3 days before symptoms start and are most contagious 1 to 2 days before they feel sick.
- by plane – air fully circulates 2-4 minutes. That said, I am confused on transmission rates. This article gives me pause: Washington Post: A woman died of coronavirus on a plane. Her fellow passengers were never notified.
- by train / bus – given how air circulates, seems like a bad idea.
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- After someone travels, when should they get tested to assess if they picked it up while traveling?