Did you know that many
people greatly overestimate
the risks of COVID-19?
We’ve learned a lot over the last year:
Transmission from surfaces is very rare, less than 1 in 10,000.
Outdoor transmission is very rare.
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.
COVID-19 severity is age dependent.There is a >99% survival rate for people under age 70.
COVID-19 is less severe and deadly for children and young people than influenza.