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COVID-19 Infographics Q&A

The Science Social Q&A III

It’s question and answer time again! Here are some more of the questions we’ve been sent recently – if you have questions you want answered, message us or tag us in a post and we’ll add you to our next post!

β„‚π•’π•Ÿ π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 𝕀𝕑𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕 π•₯𝕙𝕖 π•§π•šπ•£π•¦π•€ π•¨π•šπ•₯𝕙𝕠𝕦π•₯ π•œπ•Ÿπ• π•¨π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜? 🦠
Yes, you can – stay home whenever you are able!

π•Žπ•™π•ͺ 𝕒𝕣𝕖 π•šπ•Ÿπ•—π•–π•”π•₯π•šπ• π•Ÿ/𝕕𝕖𝕒π•₯𝕙 𝕣𝕒π•₯𝕖𝕀 𝕀𝕠 π••π•šπ•—π•—π•–π•£π•–π•Ÿπ•₯ 𝕓𝕖π•₯π•¨π•–π•–π•Ÿ π•”π• π•¦π•Ÿπ•₯π•£π•šπ•–π•€? πŸ“Š
Tons of factors come into this, including population demographics, data reporting style and testing methods – it’s not necessarily anything to do with how patients are being treated.

π•Žπ•™π•’π•₯ π•₯π•ͺ𝕑𝕖 𝕠𝕗 𝕀𝕠𝕒𝕑 𝕀𝕙𝕠𝕦𝕝𝕕 𝕀 𝕨𝕒𝕀𝕙 π•žπ•ͺ π•™π•’π•Ÿπ••π•€ π•¨π•šπ•₯𝕙? 🧼
Any soap you can get! COVID-19 is caused by a virus, not bacteria, so antibacterial soap isn’t needed to get rid of it.

π•Žπ•™π•’π•₯ 𝕑𝕣𝕠𝕕𝕦𝕔π•₯𝕀 π•”π•’π•Ÿ π•π•’π•£π•˜π•– π•—π•’π•€π•™π•šπ• π•Ÿ π•“π•£π•’π•Ÿπ••π•€ 𝕒𝕔π•₯𝕦𝕒𝕝𝕝π•ͺ π•žπ•’π•œπ•–? πŸ‘•
It depends a bit on what hospitals are willing to accept, but scrubs are simpler than masks – so they’re a good place to start if a manufacturer isn’t qualified to make complex medical equipment.

𝔻𝕠𝕖𝕀 π•Œπ• π•π•šπ•˜π•™π•₯ π•œπ•šπ•π• π•§π•šπ•£π•¦π•€π•–π•€? 🌞
Yes – but the type of UV light used to kill microbes in a lab is also VERY harmful to humans. It’s absolutely not something people should be trying to replicate at home.

Find more Q&As here:

COVID-19 Infographics Q&A

Social Media Fact Check I

Following on from our recent Q&A, we’ve complied the most recent data available to give you an overview of the statistics. ⁣Our first social media fact check!
Swipe for our basic breakdown on⁣
πŸ“Š age and sex stats,⁣
🩺 incidence of pre-existing health conditions⁣
πŸ₯ and why COVID-19 cases wouldn’t have been misreported as flu. ⁣

As always send us your questions, comments and queries ❣️⁣

Since making this infographic more information has come to light! Check out our blog post summarising a research article published in The BMJ here.

COVID-19 Infographics Q&A

Coronavirus and 5G… Lets do this.

Recently we were asked why so many 5G-related conspiracies had been popping up. Such as, “Does 5G really cause coronavirus?”…

The short answer to this is we don’t know, because these conspiracies are not founded in science πŸ”¬

However, new things can be scary when you don’t understand them❗ And the appearance of a brand new virus at the same time as an increase of new technology could understandably be confusing and frightening.

So here is our quick and easy breakdown of what 5G is! πŸ“²
5G is just like 4G, 3G and 2G before it – they’re π•£π•’π••π•šπ•  waves, a type of energy that isn’t known to cause damage that leads to cancer.

The potential impact of radio waves on cells would just be like a burn, but this would need energy FAR higher than your phone could ever reach! πŸ”₯

COVID-19 is caused by a virus, a coronavirus named SARS-CoV-2 🦠 which transmits through droplets that you let out when you sneeze and cough. Nothing to do with technology, just a bug passing between people the usual ways! 5G, does not cause coronavirus.

COVID-19 Infographics Q&A

Does repeat exposure make coronavirus more deadly?

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. βŒ›οΈβ£β£
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, 𝐒𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐒𝐯𝐞 that healthcare workers are adequately protected with appropriate PPE. ⁣⁣⁣⁣

repeat exposure and coronavirus


Infographics Q&A

The Science Social Q&A II

Find our Q&A part 1 here.

We’ve had a great set of questions come in recently, so here’s our second Q&A session, answering the questions you sent us with evidence and facts! πŸ“ƒ

If you have questions, send us a message or ask on our Instagram stories anytime to be included in our next set! πŸ”Ž

Remember that all our information is based on best evidence at the time of publishing – knowledge in this pandemic is growing at an extreme rate and we will do our best to update you as more becomes known!

Infographics Q&A

The Science Social Q&A I

We’ve been sent some great questions already and wanted to start by answering those most commonly asked. ⁣
If you have any questions for us to field, email us and we’ll investigate πŸ•΅πŸ» πŸ” or comment below! ⬇️