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How is the virus spread?
Hands/face wash: SOAP and warm water. Lather and rub for at least 20secs. This is essential to do 2 things. Firstly it breaks down the essential fatty layer covering the virus cell, this then collapse the cell rendering it inactive. secondly it breaks the fatty bond with your skin, allowing to then rinse it off. Then wash your face in the same way. This avoids bringing more contamination to your face. HINT: Leaving the water running when lathering up wastes a lot of water.
Clean surfaces: especially those most often touched. Really good approach is to use soap-based product to do a first scrub, then (if really concerned) use a household disinfectant or other 70%+ alcohol-based product. Alcohol products need to be 70% alcohol or more to be effective on COVI-19. The contact of product on the surface should 20 seconds +.
UNDERSTANDING INFECTION* do not be alarmed by the following senario, but rather use the understanding to base your defense.
The virus requires numbers to make you sick. The most usual path of infection is that you acquire the virus initially on your hands from torching an infected source.
Now it's on your hands... To be infected it needs to get inside you. We tend to touch our faces around every 30secs - 2mins.
If it gets on your face... which is the most likely entry point to your internal body (eyes, nose, mouth, ears, throat, > lungs).
If it gets inside your body...
It now tries to increase it's numbers. As it grows you may feel symptoms after 2-14 days.
IF YOU DO feel symptoms call your GP for advice.
Importantly and what is hard to get your head around if you or someone around you does get COVID-19... is you may have been infectious for 1-2 days before you felt the symptoms, so people around you 2 days prior to your noticing symptoms could be at risk too. This is why you need to stay ahead of the curve as much as you can, for yourself and the people around you.
*If you feel symptoms phone your GP office and ask for advice.
COVID-19 FAQs from NSW Gov
If I am worried about having COVID-19, can I ask to get tested?
When someone has finished 14 days isolation, do they need to see their GP?
Are you worried that you or someone you know may have or has COVID-19; or are anxious about being in isolation and would you like to speak to someone about it?
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