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What We Know and Don’t Know about the Coronavirus

What is COVID-19 and should you be worried?

Publish Date: Topic: Body + BrainBody & BrainNova
By Ana Aceves

Here’s what you need to know about the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, called COVID-19.


At 2:24 the video states, “So far, evidence suggests that this coronavirus is spreading mostly from people who do feel sick, traveling from person to person in tiny droplets.” However, multiple preliminary studies have since suggested that the virus can spread from infected people who have not developed symptoms:,,

At 2:42 William Hanage says, “It’s not yet clear how long these droplets can survive on surfaces.” A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on March 17, 2020, showed that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can remain viable in aerosols for three hours, on copper for up to four hours, on cardboard for up to 24 hours, and on plastic and stainless steel for up to two to three days:

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