Added.One comment on pets: So far, bats, cats (both wild and domestic), dogs, and mink have been confirmed to carry the disease and on occasion pass it back to humans. However, it is much more likely that an infected person petting your dog will contaminate the dog's fur, which would then contaminate you when you pet the dog afterward. We do not allow anyone to pet our dog when we walk her and we avoid petting other animals, as difficult as that is to do.
Unfortunately, there seems to be a pretty large segment of Indy's population that refuses to wear masks in public, so my priority is to protect myself from them, not others from me. That may seem cold, but I have to draw a line in the sand at some point.n95 when good judgment calls for it.
And a Buff neck gaitor to keep the mask police happy and out of my face.
Also I take perverted humor in walking around sometimes with my face covered, hat on and mirrored sunglasses.
An Air born virus is like liquid water. The deeper the water, the more congested the circumstances, the higher the likelyhood your going to get wet.
I noticed it took the media about a month and a half to point out that those n-95 mask that had exhalation baffles on them were doing nothing to protect others from you
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Viral shedding means a person can pass the virus to someone else."Because symptoms cannot be used to gauge where these individuals are in the course of their illness, it is possible that the duration of viral shedding could be longer or shorter than 10 days after their first positive test," the CDC warned.
I have to say I found this very confusing the first time I read it. Seems like every week the guidance gets changed.CDC updates its guidance for people with Covid-19 who are isolating at home
The CDC noted the updated guidance may "appear in conflict" with the recommendations for people known to have been exposed to the virus. The agency recommends a 14-day quarantine after exposure, based on the time it takes to develop illness from the virus.
This is pretty prudent advice, surprisingly enough. Studies have shown that people shed the most virus from 48 hours prior to symptom onset up to 72 hours after symptom onset. Viral shedding decreases significantly after 7 days from symptom onset, especially if the fever has broken. However, keep in mind that not everyone will have a fever- my brother dealt with the coughing, pneumonia, and shortness of breath, but never had a fever.guess I find it confusing too but I felt like posting it here because it did come from the CDC.... and this thread is for "guidance" sooo.... take it as you will.