Most People Catch COVID This Way, Experts Find — Eat This Not That

By Ghuman


As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to understand how the virus is spread and how to protect yourself and others. Recent research has found that the majority of people catch COVID-19 through contact with contaminated surfaces and objects, rather than through airborne transmission. This means that it is important to practice good hygiene and to be mindful of what you touch and eat. In this article, we will discuss the findings of the research and provide tips on how to reduce your risk of catching COVID-19 through food and other surfaces. We will also provide some helpful advice on what to eat and what to avoid to help keep you safe.

Most People Catch COVID This Way, Experts Find

Experts have found that the most common way people catch COVID-19 is through close contact with an infected person. This means that the virus is spread through droplets that are released when an infected person talks, coughs, or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people stay at least 6 feet away from others who are not part of their household. This is known as social distancing and is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of the virus. It is also important to wear a face covering when in public, as this can help reduce the spread of the virus.

In addition to social distancing and wearing a face covering, it is important to practice good hygiene. This includes washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, avoiding touching your face, and cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces.

It is also important to eat a healthy diet and get plenty of rest. Eating a balanced diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can help boost your immune system and make it easier for your body to fight off infections. Getting enough sleep is also important, as it can help your body recover from illness and stay healthy.

By following these simple steps, you can help reduce your risk of catching COVID-19 and help protect yourself and those around you. Remember, the best way to prevent the spread of the virus is to stay at least 6 feet away from others, wear a face covering, practice good hygiene, eat a healthy diet, and get plenty of rest.

The face of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot in the last few months—the number of the cases, public-health recommendations, even the virus itself has changed. One thing that remains the same, however, is the most common ways people contract the virus. These are how most people catch COVID these days, according to experts, and how you can protect yourself. Read on to find out more—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these Sure Signs You’ve Already Had COVID.

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A major benefit of the COVID vaccines and boosters is that they’re highly effective at preventing serious illness and death. But another good reason to get fully vaxxed and boosted is that it reduces your chance of contracting COVID at all. On a recent episode of his podcast, virus experts Dr. Michael Osterholm said the latest data indicates that people who’ve received a booster shot are four times less likely to test positive for COVID than people who are unvaccinated. 

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A study recently published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology calculated the riskiest places for catching COVID. Using to a risk table, researchers determined the situation with the highest risk is a crowded, poorly ventilated area where people are breathing heavily and not wearing masks. The scientists called “gather[ing] together with lots of people in an enclosed space with poor air quality” a “surefire way to catch COVID-19,” listing concert venues and clubs as examples.

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From the beginning of the pandemic, health officials have warned that dining or drinking indoors is a major COVID risk. According to a CDC study, people who contracted the coronavirus were twice as likely to have eaten at a restaurant in the previous two weeks than people who tested negative. “Bars have become notorious as sources of COVID spread,” a professor of infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center said. “They are almost always indoors. People are there for prolonged periods of time, very close together, they’re unmasked because they’re drinking and talking. And that’s the sine qua non for spread of a respiratory virus.” 

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Wearing a high-quality face mask in public is an easy way to defend yourself against COVID. An N95, KN94 or KF94 may block up to 95 percent of virus particles. The CDC has recently changed its guidelines for when an area is considered in “high transmission” of COVID and you should wear a face mask in public. You can check the status of your local area on the CDC’s website or by calling 800-232-4636.

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Follow the fundamentals and help end this pandemic, no matter where you live—get vaccinated ASAP; if you live in an area with low vaccination rates, wear an N95 face mask, don’t travel, social distance, avoid large crowds, don’t go indoors with people you’re not sheltering with (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene, and to protect your life and the lives of others, don’t visit any of these 35 Places You’re Most Likely to Catch COVID.