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Why do some people not get COVID when everyone around them has it?

Biology/Immunity Infection and Spread

TLDR; Many things impact infection risk, including vaccination status, prior exposures, genetics, and the specific details of one’s contact with infected people. Even when conditions seem ideal for transmission, it’s not a done deal. This is why, if COVID comes to your home, it’s worth trying to limit spread. And sometimes, you just get lucky.

Dear Pandemic Live Q&A 05-07-22

Health & Wellness Infection and Spread Masks Testing and Contact Tracing Videos

Live COVID Q&A with Those Nerdy Girls of Dear Pandemic Featuring Nerdy Girls: Ashley Ritter, APRN, PhD – TNG CEO & Founding Member Chana Davis, PhD, Fueled by Science: TNG Contributing Writer Those Nerdy Girls are back to tackle your latest COVID questions. ➡️ Welcome, Intros, and chit chat (0:00-1:02) ➡️ The impact of pandemic

¿Se puede usar Flonase, el spray nasal para alergias, el spray nasal salino, o la irrigación nasal antes de administrar una prueba rápida de COVID-19 o cambiarán mis resultados?

Infection and Spread Posts en Español Testing and Contact Tracing

No hay evidencia de que usar el spray nasal cambiará los resultados de su prueba. 🧪Las pruebas rápidas de COVID-19 son positivas cuando detectan una gran cantidad de la proteína que está presente en SARS CoV-2 en sus orificios nasales. No es probable que el spray nasal para alergias cambie la cantidad de 🦠 virus

Is it OK to use Flonase, allergy sprays, saline mist, or neti pots before I take a COVID-19 rapid test or will it change my results?

Infection and Spread Testing and Contact Tracing

The answer: There is no evidence that using a nose spray will alter your test results. TL; DR: The SARS CoV-2 rapid antigen tests (aka COVID-19 rapid tests) become positive if they find a lot of the protein that that comes from SARS CoV-2. It is not likely that allergy sprays would change the amount