Face masks protect you against the virus
Medical masks are not recommended unless you are at. high. risk of contracting the. disease. High-risk individuals. include those. who are over 60, are pregnant, or on medications that weaken the immune system.
The flu shot can prevent COVID-19
COVID-19 is caused by a new, entirely different virus than the flu and thus requires a separate vaccine. While a vaccine is in development, known medications are ineffective in preventing COVID-19
COVID-19 is an airborne virus
COVID-19 is not an airborne virus, which means the virus does not float in the air for a long time. While COVID-19 seems to be more contagious than the seasonal flu, it is much less than highly contagious airborne viruses, like measles or chickenpox.