Did you know that many

people greatly overestimate

the risks of COVID-19?

Couple in Nature

We’ve learned a lot over the last year:

  1. Transmission from surfaces is very rare, less than 1 in 10,000.

  2. Outdoor transmission is very rare.

  3. People who do not have symptoms rarely transmit COVID-19, with an average of less than 1 transmission out of 100 in the same household. The rate of transmission would be even lower in passing interactions in public.

  4. COVID-19 severity is age dependent.There is a >99% survival rate for people under age 70.

  5. COVID-19 is less severe and deadly for children and young people than influenza.



  1. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/science-and-research/surface-transmission.html

  2. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33249484/

  3. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2774102

  4. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/eci.13554

  5. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/symptoms/flu-vs-covid19.htm#anchor_1595599512