Market America | SHOP.COM Reveals: What You Need To Know About COVID-19 Before Purchasing Products

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Amongst this media frenzy, we’ve seen a concerning amount of confusion about COVID-19 and how to protect yourself from it. With this much information floating around, it is unfortunately in the hands of the reader to be able to decipher between true and false, and that feels like the last thing most of us want to do. So, let Market America | SHOP. COM clear up a little of the air.

What You Need To Know About COVID-19 Before Purchasing Products

In what feels like a never-ending time of uncertainty, there is a lot of information floating around. Actually, a lot is an incredible understatement. I can’t get on any online platform without seeing an update about COVID-19, some popular story about a patient, or “new insights” about the virus. My feed is almost strictly “coronavirus” related (a term we will circle back to). I’m getting emails from companies and brands I haven’t shopped at in years updating me on how they’re handling the pandemic. Saying it’s everywhere does not feel like a strong enough statement.

The problem is that with media posts, we can’t always prove their legitimacy and accuracy on the spot. I’ve seen posts offering coronavirus tips pertaining to the virus and claiming they’re from a reputable source, later to be proven as false information. Amongst this media frenzy, we’ve seen a concerning amount of confusion about COVID-19 and how to protect yourself from it. With this much information floating around, it is unfortunately in the hands of the reader to be able to decipher between true and false, and that feels like the last thing most of us want to do. So, let Market America | SHOP. COM clear up a little of the air.

First things first, the two words coronavirus and COVID-19 are NOT the same. Read that again. You’re probably thinking “Well, why is everyone and their mother calling it coronavirus?” That’s because coronavirus is not a new word. It actually came about in the 1960s when a new family of viruses was discovered. There is a lot of history but in short, the term coronavirus does not only pertain to COVID-19. So, when you read something on the back of a product that says it “aids in protection against coronavirus” that does NOT mean it will protect you from COVID-19; it is referring to the general family of viruses which has been around now for a long time.

With this has come a lot of product promotion related to cleaning products and health supplements. To date, there are NO health supplements that can claim they protect against or cure COVID-19.

As for cleaning products, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a list of cleaning products that can be used against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19. Of the list of products is our Snap II Disinfectant* which means it is registered with the EPA to use against COVID-19.

It can feel overwhelming to have to decipher through the heaps of information thrown at us on a daily basis and at a time like this. That’s why Market America | SHOP.COM is dedicated to providing you with the information you need.

EPA-registered disinfectant* *EPA Reg. No. 1839-95–68709; EPA Est No. 55948-NC-01

References about coronavirus versus COVID-19 in introduction:

History and Recent Advances in Coronavirus Discovery : The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Common Human Coronaviruses | CDC

Coronaviruses | NIH

This article is provided by Market America | SHOP.COM, a product brokerage and Internet marketing company that specializes in One-to-One-Marketing.

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