Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers 2021.
Question: Do smokers have higher risks for COVID-19?
Answer: Current evidence suggests that the severity of COVID-19 disease is higher among smokers. Smoking impairs lung function, making it more difficult for the body to fight off respiratory disease due to the new coronavirus.
Question: Can the coronavirus disease spread through feces?
Answer: The risk of catching the COVID-19 virus from the feces of an infected person appears to be low.
There is some evidence that the COVID-19 virus may lead to intestinal infection and be present in faces. Approximately 2−10% of cases of confirmed COVID-19 disease presented with diarrhoea (2−4), and two studies detected COVID-19 viral RNA fragments in the faecal matter of COVID-19 patients (5,6).
However, to date only one study has cultured the COVID-19 virus from a single stool specimen (7). There have been no reports of faecal−oral transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
Answer: From the evidence so far, the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, including areas with hot and humid weather. Regardless of climate, adopt protective measures if you live in, or travel to an area reporting COVID-19. The best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 is by frequently cleaning your hands.
Question: Can COVID-19 spread through water while swimming?
Answer: Fact: Water or swimming does not transmit the COVID-19 virus. The COVID-19 virus does not transmit through water while swimming. However, the virus spreads between people when someone has close contact with an infected person.
Avoid crowds and maintain at least a 1-metre distance from others, even when you are swimming or at swimming areas. Wear a mask when you’re not in the water and you can’t stay distant. Clean your hands frequently, cover a cough or sneeze with a tissue or bent elbow, and stay home if you’re unwell.
Question: When does heart inflammation occur after vaccine?
Answer: Clinical presentation of myocarditis cases following vaccination has been distinct, occurring most often within 1 week after dose two, with chest pain as the most common presentation, " said Grace Lee, MD, chair of ACIP's safety subcommittee.
Question: What are the organs most affected by COVID‐19?
Answer: The lungs are the organs most affected by COVID‐19
Question: Will climate change make the COVID-19 pandemic worse?
Answer: There is no evidence of a direct connection between climate change and the emergence or transmission of COVID-19 disease. As the disease is now well established in the human population, efforts should focus on reducing transmission and treating patients.
However, climate change may indirectly affect the COVID-19 response, as it undermines environmental determinants of health, and places additional stress on health systems.
Question: Can masks prevent the transmission of COVID-19?
Answer: Masks should be used as part of a comprehensive strategy of measures to suppress transmission and save lives; the use of a mask alone is not sufficient to provide an adequate level of protection against COVID-19.
Question: Which is the official name of the coronavirus disease?
Answer: The final name of the disease will be provided by the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). WHO is also proposing '2019-nCoV' as an interim name of the virus. The final decision on the official name of the virus will be made by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses
Question: Has COVID-19 been detected in drinking water supplies?
Answer: The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies, and based on current evidence, the risk to water supplies is low.