The Covid Quiz

This Post-truth mindset in our society has made it very difficult for the average citizen to find out what is really happening.  With all the claims and counter claims about the covid pandemic, this is especially true.  Take the quiz, then go to the answer page.   

This quiz will help you differentiate between science and myth. 

1. What family of virus does covid belong to?
       a) rhino viruses
       b) corona viruses
       c) epstein bar viruses

2. What does flatten the curve mean?
       a) Have society isolate for a short period of time so the infections don’t                     happen all at once.
       b) Have society isolate for a short time to stop the virus from spreading.
       c) Have society  exercise and diet so that they lose weight.

3. How effective are lock-downs at reducing the number of deaths?
       a) They reduce deaths by approximately 80%.
       b) They reduce deaths by approximately 30%.
       c) They do not reduce deaths by any significant amount.

4. Are there any prophylactics that will protect people from covid?
       a) There are two, but they are too dangerous and not very effective.
       b) There are many safe prophylactics that can protect us from getting covid.
       c) Well, duh, of course not!!  Why do you think we're in these lock-downs

5. Are there any cures once a person catches covid?
       a) Well, duh, of course not!!  Why do you think we are in these lock-downs
       b) There are many cures. 
       c) There is one, but it is not very safe or effective.

6. How big is a corona virus?
       a) 100 microns across (a micron is one millionth of a meter)
       b) 0.1 microns across
       c) 150 microns across

7. How big are the air holes in medical masks?
       a) 100 microns across
       b) 0.1 microns across
       c) 5 microns across

8. What is the best way to bring a viral epidemic to an end?
       a) Keep everyone isolated so that the virus has no one to infect and dies off.
       b) Let people catch it until enough become immune and it dies off.
       c) Provide people protection and cures so that when they catch it, few die.