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Coronavirus & COVID-19: What It Is, How to Avoid It, How to Survive It

Coronavirus & COVID-19: What It Is, How to Avoid It, How to Survive It

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Confused by the enormous flood of information about coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, and COVID-19? (Do you even know the difference between the three?) We've been deluged with news coverage about the pandemic...trying to understand it from the media is like drinking from the proverbial fire hose.

 

This down-to-earth, commonsense look at the pandemic, from best-selling author Peter Kent, brings it all together and breaks it down for you. Not only will you learn what you can do to protect your family from the virus, but you'll get a solid understanding of what it's all about. From what a coronavirus is and how it attacks your body, to why much of what you'll hear about the pandemic is wrong...from why the "6-foot rule" is a bare minimum, to the reasons this pandemic is so much more serious than the flu, to when we can expect a vaccine.

 

Learn...

The terminology of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic Why viruses are not "alive" What SARS and MERS are, and why it matters How you've been infected with coronaviruses your whole life (you may have them in your brain right now!) How kissing camels got people sick in a previous coronavirus epidemic What a severe acute respiratory sickness is ... and SARI and ILI, too Why we use the term coronavirus Where the coronavirus pandemic came from The 11 reasons the pandemic is so much more serious than flu Why the pandemic won't be stopped by hot weather The 3 ways the virus spreads The danger of the superspreader How long the SARS-CoV-2 virus "lives" on surfaces The best ways to protect yourself and stay safe Dealing with groceries, deliveries, and mail in self-isolation How to get tested (and how the tests work) How far the virus can really float between people The high-risk groups you never hear about

Coronavirus and COVID-19: What It Is, How to Avoid It, How to Survive It is a commonsense guide to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Kent cuts through the nonsense to get down to the nuts and bolts, pulling no punches when confronting the misinformation you've been exposed to (you were told that masks wouldn't help and might even hurt, weren't you, even by respected news sources?...nonsense from the start!).

 

Find out...

Why we're lucky (it could be much worse) How to build your immunity Which cleansing products work against the virus, and which don't How soap kills the virus...and why you don't need antibacterial soap How to clean surfaces if you run out of household cleansers How to make hand sanitizer if you can't buy it The dirty secret lurking in public bathrooms (hint, use the paper towels, not the blowers!) The facts about money and the virus The symptoms of COVID-19 and why only a test will tell for sure Why gloves are not much help The mathematics of self-isolation and flattening the curve ...and much more

Over 90 illustrations, 700 links to useful, interesting, and entertaining resources on the Web. Coronavirus and COVID-19: What It Is, How to Avoid It, How to Survive It will turn you into a COVID-19 expert.

 

Peter Kent is a best-selling author of around 60 books and online courses (and hundreds of newspaper and periodical articles) over the last 35 years, on subjects from the World Wide Web to skiing, from education to cryptocurrency, from digital marketing to sex. He's a researcher and teacher; his expertise is in conveying complicated technical information to non-experts, in a way that it is easily digested and understood.

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Coronavirus & COVID-19: What It Is, How to Avoid It, How to Survive It

Azioni libro

Inizia a leggere

Informazioni sul libro

Coronavirus & COVID-19: What It Is, How to Avoid It, How to Survive It

Lunghezza: 412 pagine3 ore

Descrizione

Confused by the enormous flood of information about coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, and COVID-19? (Do you even know the difference between the three?) We've been deluged with news coverage about the pandemic...trying to understand it from the media is like drinking from the proverbial fire hose.

 

This down-to-earth, commonsense look at the pandemic, from best-selling author Peter Kent, brings it all together and breaks it down for you. Not only will you learn what you can do to protect your family from the virus, but you'll get a solid understanding of what it's all about. From what a coronavirus is and how it attacks your body, to why much of what you'll hear about the pandemic is wrong...from why the "6-foot rule" is a bare minimum, to the reasons this pandemic is so much more serious than the flu, to when we can expect a vaccine.

 

Learn...

The terminology of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic Why viruses are not "alive" What SARS and MERS are, and why it matters How you've been infected with coronaviruses your whole life (you may have them in your brain right now!) How kissing camels got people sick in a previous coronavirus epidemic What a severe acute respiratory sickness is ... and SARI and ILI, too Why we use the term coronavirus Where the coronavirus pandemic came from The 11 reasons the pandemic is so much more serious than flu Why the pandemic won't be stopped by hot weather The 3 ways the virus spreads The danger of the superspreader How long the SARS-CoV-2 virus "lives" on surfaces The best ways to protect yourself and stay safe Dealing with groceries, deliveries, and mail in self-isolation How to get tested (and how the tests work) How far the virus can really float between people The high-risk groups you never hear about

Coronavirus and COVID-19: What It Is, How to Avoid It, How to Survive It is a commonsense guide to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Kent cuts through the nonsense to get down to the nuts and bolts, pulling no punches when confronting the misinformation you've been exposed to (you were told that masks wouldn't help and might even hurt, weren't you, even by respected news sources?...nonsense from the start!).

 

Find out...

Why we're lucky (it could be much worse) How to build your immunity Which cleansing products work against the virus, and which don't How soap kills the virus...and why you don't need antibacterial soap How to clean surfaces if you run out of household cleansers How to make hand sanitizer if you can't buy it The dirty secret lurking in public bathrooms (hint, use the paper towels, not the blowers!) The facts about money and the virus The symptoms of COVID-19 and why only a test will tell for sure Why gloves are not much help The mathematics of self-isolation and flattening the curve ...and much more

Over 90 illustrations, 700 links to useful, interesting, and entertaining resources on the Web. Coronavirus and COVID-19: What It Is, How to Avoid It, How to Survive It will turn you into a COVID-19 expert.

 

Peter Kent is a best-selling author of around 60 books and online courses (and hundreds of newspaper and periodical articles) over the last 35 years, on subjects from the World Wide Web to skiing, from education to cryptocurrency, from digital marketing to sex. He's a researcher and teacher; his expertise is in conveying complicated technical information to non-experts, in a way that it is easily digested and understood.

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