What's More Risky? Texas Medical Association Offers COVID-19 Visual Guide

Monday September 7, 2020

What's More Risky? Texas Medical Association Offers COVID-19 Visual Guide
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Ready to play Risk 2020?

That could be a Q&A game in which questions would be, "Where would it be less likely to contract COVID-19: playing tennis or golf?"

Or "What's more risky — attending a backyard barbeque or eating outside at a restaurant?"

And then there's, "What's more of chance — going to the beach or a public pool?"

By now, you likely have a good idea of what the risks factors are as the country slowly moves to reopening; but in case you have questions, the Texas Medical Association has put together a handy graph that rates activities on their risk factors from 1 to 10.

"The levels are based on input from the physician members of the task force and the committee, who worked from the assumption that — no matter the activity — participants were taking as many safety precautions as they can," reads the TMA website.

They start with such solitary activities as opening the mail and pumping gas, which are relatively low risk, then head to activities that involve more contact with others, such as going to a museum or waiting in a doctor's office. "The larger the gathering, the greater the risk" makes for a good general rule.

So you should go camping instead of going to the movies this holiday weekend. Or take a ride on bike, and not play basketball. And visit a museum instead of attending a concert.

Check out the chart below and download it here.

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