A great question sent to us and answered by our virologist Ben Jones.
⏳ We just don’t have the data yet to answer the question in full. ⌛️
In influenza it has been shown that initial exposure to a higher infectious dose is more likely to cause severe disease. It is important however, to bear in mind that these are two entirely different viruses, so at the moment we just don’t know.
Regardless, whilst scientists gather and analyse data, 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 that healthcare workers are adequately protected with appropriate PPE.