Coronavirus Question

If Covid-19 (Coronavirus) is spread by coughing and sneezing, how are people getting it from others who are not coughing and sneezing and have no symptoms?

From the CDC;

How COVID-19  Spreads

Person-to-person spread

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • 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.

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Can someone spread the virus without being sick?

  • People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest).
  • Some spread might be possible before people show symptoms; there have been reports of this occurring with this new coronavirus, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

Spread from contact with contaminated surfaces or objects

It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

What are they not telling us? 

Posted on 03/19/2020, in Potpourri and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 26 Comments.

  1. Well, indeed?

    That’s is why washing hands is so important.

    Is it in our breathe? If someone has no symptoms and spreads it?

    Stay safe my friend

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    • Good question. It probably is airborne from simply breathing.

      You stay safe too.

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      • It is such a new virus, I think they are doing their best, and guessing how to keep us safe. And may be if the advice doesn’t add up, but I think they are doing their best. And just employing every possible safety measure that seems to work.

        If I had to be in the position to advise, i would probably be safe then sorrow. I think it is such a difficult situation and it is all so new!

        God bless them for doing their best


  2. Good question, Xena! I have come down with something that feels like a cold or the flu, so I am staying home although I walk my dog periodically in my mostly deserted neighborhood. I hove no idea when or where this illness came from. Fortunately, I have the luxury of a part-time job teaching college students that is now completely online and my symptoms are mild. Each morning I awake grateful that I can still breathe deeply and do what I can remotely to reach out to others with kindness. My heart is heavy, though, for all of my students and others who have lost homes, jobs and are seriously ill. Sending my best wishes to you. 💜

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    • Carol,
      I truly hope you have or are recovering. Last week Thursday, my throat became sore. I took Zinc and and put a cut onion on my nightstand. The next morning I felt normal but toward the evening, my throat began hurting again and I was becoming congested. For the next 3 days it was up and down. I did not have a fever on any of those days. I’ve taken all of the garlic tablets I had and the liquid vitamin C. I order them online and got notification from the company yesterday that both are out of stock.

      I too have a heavy heart. For those in the healthcare profession, I applaud them. They are not required to gown and mask up for patients not reporting symptoms, and that is scary.

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      • Thank you so much for the update and kind words, Xena. I am sorry to hear you have been ill, too. These are such scary times for so many people.

        I am feeling better, thankful for the virtual friends who are supportive, and grateful for the person-powered treadmill that helps me breathe deeply when I begin to feel short of breath. I was even able to meet with my class yesterday via zoom. They so needed to connect with others. At the end of our class, they decided to keep meeting online as a group to help support each other.

        I hope you are able to access the things that you rely on to stay well. Sending my best wishes to you! 💜

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        • Carol,
          It’s so good to hear about your class and how they are supporting each other. Today, I felt better, then became congested, then felt better. An issue I have is food allergies. Since chemo, they seem to create themselves when they didn’t exist previously. One of the reactions is guess what? Congestion. It’s been more than a week since I ate out, and also took allergy medication yesterday.

          A good thing is that today I discovered that Comcast cable is providing subscription movie channels for free for the duration of the stay-at-home. 🙂

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  3. You can also get it from touching infected surfaces. The virus can stay active on numerous kinds of surfaces for up to 3 days. That is why we also need to wipe things down with Lysol.

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    • Cielo,
      Thanks for the info. Several weeks ago it was said that the virus lives on surfaces for up to 14 hours, so the info you have shared is important.


  4. The latest medical research indicates that the virus can stay airborne for hours especially in enclosed areas without proper ventilation. Therefore, keeping a minimum distance between people does help but it alone cannot stop the spread of the disease. Furthermore, many people are infected but feel no symptoms; consequently, they are still very contagious. COVID-19 is highly infectious and very dangerous. People would be wise to take necessary precautions and follow the advice of medical experts.

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  5. Two sides to a story

    Another phenomenon involved is asymptomatic viral shedding.

    “The term is used to refer to shedding from a single cell, shedding from one part of the body into another part of the body,[2] and shedding from bodies into the environment where the viruses may infect other bodies.[3]

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    • Two sides,
      That’s important information. Thanks so much for sharing it. It gives an explanation for my question.


  6. I just wanted to add, I heard somewhere it us not spread by breathing. If is spread by coughing and sneezing, touching a contaminant surface, then touching our face. That is washing hands is key.

    Covid-19 doesn’t like heat. Gargle with hot salty water, and take stream inhalation with vicks vapour rub. Help. Help regardless.

    Oh yeah, stay positive. Have faith, the government doing their best, a vaccine will be found soon. When we are negative and in fear, our immune system is weakened, and we catch things easily.

    Stay safe all.

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  9. Stay safe Xena! Thank you for visiting AOC!❤️☕️☕️❤️

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    • You too, please stay safe. I’m beginning to get back in the swing of things so have been visiting blogs that I follow. Your blog is one of my favorites.

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      • Your kind words are a show of appreciation. We are a humble collaboration that is engineered. Thank you for always visiting AOC. Your blog discussions are tops and always on target. Again stay well and have a blessed day!❤️


  10. Thank you for sharing this important information!


  11. Thank you for posting this blog, it really gives me a lot of information. But, have you ever thought about the question” How do we know that our suffering is not punishment from God”?


    • Elizabeth,
      Thanks for your comment and question. I am a follower of Jesus Christ who said he only does what he sees the Father *doing*. I emphasize *doing* because it’s present tense. We are also told in the Bible that Jesus is the true witness of the Father. Jesus never punished anyone; never harmed life.


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