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  • we want to begin with ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr Jen Ashton.

  • We're at a safe distance from each other, per usual, we're following the guidelines, but this is such ah, fast moving story.

  • So tell us where we are exactly against this virus right now.

  • As you know, it's changing day by day, hour by hour.

  • So much is known a lot more is unknown.

  • I think it continues to be important to stay with what's known and what's not known.

  • You know, right now, I think the big focus is on testing as that gets rolled out throughout the country.

  • Huge differences, Amy.

  • State by state, area by area.

  • Sometimes the turnaround time can be as short as six or eight hours.

  • Sometimes it could be six days were getting better on the testing s sporadically.

  • I think it's important for people at home to know if they have mild symptoms.

  • They're probably not gonna be able to get a test in many areas right now.

  • They're what we call tier three level of testing, eh?

  • So we're gonna watch that be more implemented, we have to be able to test more people, and eventually we're gonna be able to move to blood tests to see if you've been exposed.

  • S Oh, that's one of the big areas today.

  • Speaking of exposure, Jen, there is new science today about just how long this virus can live on surfaces right now.

  • Big qualifier Amy.

  • This test was done in a laboratory setting, so not the kind of environments that we consider to be real life.

  • But it shows a big range, depending on the surface, depending on humidity, depending on temperature of anywhere as short as 3 to 4 hours up to three days.

  • So again, that's why disinfecting those hot spots is so important.

  • The other thing that came out of that study is that the particles of this virus can in this in these conditions, linger in the air for a couple of hours.

  • That does not yet mean this isn't airborne virus.

  • They're big viral particles.

  • They're heavy.

  • They tend to fall to the ground after a few hours, so it's still considered to be spread by what we call respiratory droplets and contacts.

  • But it's so important to cover those costs 100%.

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we want to begin with ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr Jen Ashton.

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B1 中級 新型コロナウイルス 新型肺炎 COVID-19

コロナウイルス知っておくべきこと (Coronavirus: What you need to know)

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    林宜悉 に公開 2021 年 01 月 14 日
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