Test Your Knowledge of Coronavirus With These Two Quizzes

Since COVID-19 has been sucking all the oxygen out of the information atmosphere I have lost any desire to post on my usual array of semi-cardiovascular topics.

However, Al Lewis  has been hard at work providing us with COVID-19 information relevant to employee wellness through his blog and his company,  Quizzify.

You can test your knowledge of the coronavirus by taking Quiz1 or Quiz2.

Al’s  typically engaging description follows.

When was the last time a sequel was better than the original?  Toy Story 2? Superman 2? A Shot in the Dark

Our first coronavirus quiz did indeed live up to its name by going viral, and will be highlighted in Employee Benefit News next week.

As with the first, doctors at Harvard Medical school have reviewed this new content. As with the first, the sequel also features 10 engaging and reliable coronavirus employee health education questions.  This quiz covers, among other things:

  • boosting your immune system
  • the value of zinc tablets
  • how far a sneeze can spread it, and
  • how to avoid a surprise bill for treating it.

As with the previous quiz, Quizzify customers have much more flexibility, control, visibility and support in their deployment of the quiz than you will. However, owing to the public health emergency, we are making the actual quiz freely available for you to share, eating a loss and forgoing a profit opportunity.*

If your hankering for coronavirus information has not been sated by the quizzes check out his post on 5 easy ways to reduce coronavirus risk you didn’t think of.

Handwashingly Yours,



5 thoughts on “Test Your Knowledge of Coronavirus With These Two Quizzes”

  1. I scored 1000. I’ve been trying to find the sensitivity and specificity of the tests being used and have been fairly unsuccessful. I did read one summary from Cleveland Clinic that had the specificity for whatever test they used at about 85%. If true in general, this is a cause for some concern since it means approximately 15% of those tested who have COVID-19 test negative and falsely assume they don’t have it. These people are likely to be exposing many others. I realize I’m missing a lot of info on how the testing was done, sample size, etc. And I suppose it is impossible to answer the questions: (1) what is the probability that if one tests negative, one is actually free of COVID-19; and (2) what is the probability that if one tests positive, one actually has the disease? We need a reliable estimate for the percentage of people who have COVID-19 in the general population. Specificity in the Cleveland Clinic summary was 100% (making me wonder again about testing conditions), but I would suspect few false positives since almost everyone in the US tested had symptoms. Americans do need to have a reasonable idea of the sensitivity and its implications if we expect behavioral changes.

  2. Didn’t do well on the first (825). Will try the second later. Al Lewis? Grandpa from the Munsters?
    Just kidding. Hope Schein comes across with the N95s.

  3. Dr. P.
    Good post. But, there is one error in this material. It is apparently true that facemasks do not significantly reduce inhaled virus. However, one cannot say they do not work. They are 100% effective at keeping you from touching your nose and mouth.


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