According to the current available information, Covid-19 was first recorded in China in December 2019 and since then it is estimated nearly 6,500,000 people have been infected, with almost 400,000 deaths.
  1. Research shows that the CoronaVirus can remain viable in the air for up to 3 hours and on paper and cardboard for up to 24 hours.  But, how long can it remain viable on plastic and steel surfaces?
  1. 36 hours
  2. 72 hours
  3. 108 hours
 
  1. To get an idea of how small this virus is, how many copies of it could you expect to fit on the head of a needle?
  1. One million copies
  2. Ten million copies
  3. One hundred million copies
 
  1. How long is it hoped it will take to create a vaccine for this virus?
  1. 6 to 12 months
  2. 12 to 18 months
  3. Unknown
 
  1. Covid-19 is a strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.  What does SARS stand for?
  1. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
  2. Sympathetic Acute Respiratory Syndrome
  3. Symptomatic Acute Respiratory Syndrome
 
  1. While most people who have died globally have been over 80 years old, American data shows what percentage of their hospitalised coronavirus patients have been under the age of 54?
  1. 20 percent
  2. 30 percent
  3. 40 percent
 
Answers:
  1. B – 72 hours (3 days)
  2. C – One hundred million copies (100,000,000)
  3. B – While it is hoped a vaccination can be found in 12 – 18 months, the answer is actually unknown – for example, after 35 years a vaccination still has not been found for the HIV virus
  4. A – Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
  5. C – 40 Percent