[Quiz 1] True or false? Fact-checking COVID-19 myths

With a new coronavirus comes questions – as well as the potential for misinformation. Get up-to-date facts on the COVID-19 illness from Nebraska Medicine experts.

Note that research is ongoing. Things change quickly, so check credible COVID-19 information sources for up-to-date information.

One infected person infects about 2.5 other people.
Patients with COVID-19 can take anti-inflammatory medicine like ibuprofen, aspirin or naproxen.
Once infected with the coronavirus, it can take 2 to 14 days to show symptoms.
Hand sanitizer doesn’t kill coronavirus because it’s antibacterial, not antiviral.
During a shelter-in-place order, my kids can be with other kids in small groups.
Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, regardless of their overall health, should seek testing.
A loss of smell or taste is a symptom of COVID-19.
If you can hold your breath for 10 seconds, you don’t have COVID-19.
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