Here are the answers to some of your questions:
Question: Do antibiotics help get rid of COVID-19?
Answer: Antibiotics only work on bacterial infections, not viruses, like the coronavirus. Some COVID-19 patients do get bacterial infections like pneumonia. In those cases, antibiotics may be used to treat the pneumonia but not the virus.
Question: What concentration of alcohol should sanitizers have to be effective?
Answer: The CDC says at least 60%. When it comes to sprays and wipes used to clean and disinfect electronics and surfaces, aim for 70%. It's best to wash your hands as often as possible with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Sanitizers help when you're not able to do that.
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