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COVID-19 is NOT inevitable, even if it’s already in your house. 🏠

Inspired by a question from someone who asked us what they should do if someone in their house got sick, we looked at the data to find an answer.

What we found surprised us. There’s a common view that once one person is infected, everyone else is doomed to get it. But the data doesn’t support that outlook.

Somewhere between 15% and 50% of people in a house go on to develop infections once someone is infected. That’s even with the more infectious Omicron variant.

Interventions like masks, isolation, tests & ventilation make a difference. Of course, it might be more difficult to practice interventions like isolation in some households (e.g. 1 bdrm apartment) than others. But layering protection is worth it!


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