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Cook: You can stop the spread of COVID-19
Letter To The Editor

Dylan Cook


To the Editor: 

My name is Dylan and I am ten years old. I’ve been researching Covid-19 and how to stop the spread of it for a school project, and I wanted to share some of my information with you. Also, I want to remind people that we still should wear masks, social distance, and wash our hands until more people get vaccinated.

Firstly, continuing to social-distance in public is a way to prevent Covid-19. All you have to do is stay six feet apart from others. The way that it helps prevent the spread is because if you cough but you’re six feet apart from others, the spit that flies out of your mouth will not be able to reach others around you. Then, the spit is on the ground and the virus inside it has nowhere to go and nobody to infect.

Secondly, staying masked while around others will help stop the spread of Covid-19. When you wear a mask, your nose and mouth are covered. That matters because those are where viruses commonly tend to enter your body. So, if you wear a mask, Covid-19 will have some trouble entering your body. Also, masking will protect others. In fact, it saves lives. When you wear a mask, you’re not breathing directly on others. Therefore, viruses are not traveling from person to person via breath.

Thirdly, washing your hands and using hand-sanitizer will help wash off viruses and kill them. When you wash your hands, the virus gets stuck in the soap, and in most cases, washes down the drain with it. Using hand-sanitizer also helps. When you rub it on your hands, it kills the viruses. That is why washing your hands and using hand-sanitizer are important steps in stopping the spread of Covid-19.

In conclusion, Covid-19 is a deadly virus that needs to be stopped. You don’t have to be an expert to know how to stop it; you just have to wear a mask, wash your hands with soap, use hand-sanitizer, and social distance. Will you try to make a difference?