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New chart predicts how risky certain activities are for contracting COVID-19

Colorado Springs, Colo. (KRDO) — A chart from the Texas Medical Association ranks various actions from one to 10, or low to high risk, in terms of contracting COVID-19.

The chart claims the rankings come from doctors at the Texas Medical Association COVID-19 Task Force and the Texas Medical Association Committee on Infectious Diseases.

It also says the predictions are based on the assumption that people are following currently recommended safety precautions like wearing a mask, washing their hands, and keeping six feet apart from others.

The chart classifies opening the mail, getting takeout food, pumping gas, and going camping as low-risk activities. According to the Texas Medical Association, the riskiest thing you can do right now is go to a bar.

Grocery shopping falls on the less risky side of the chart. It gets a three on the scale and is listed as a low-moderate risk activity. 

As schools struggle to make decisions about how to reopen in the fall, the Texas Medical Association says sending kids to school or daycare is a moderately risky activity. It scores a 6 along with swimming in a public pool.

Other popular activities like going to a salon, eating in a restaurant, or traveling by plane will reportedly give you moderate-high exposure of COVID-19. Playing basketball and football also get a seven on the scale.

At the bottom of the chart, the high-risk actions are listed, scoring either an eight or nine: working out at a gym, attending a large concert, and going to a religious service with 500 or more people.

Tune in to KRDO Newschannel 13 at 10 to find out if people in Colorado Springs are surprised by these findings or if it changes any of their behavior.

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Lauren Barnas



  1. This scamdemic has a 99.9% survival rate. The only risk to your life is breathing in carbon dioxide when wearing a mask.

    1. According to RealityCheck the death rate is 110%! Staying at home and being a nervous Nelly gives you a rating of 9. Staying home on your couch or computer (RealityCheck) is great on your immune system. Nothing makes you stronger to fight a virus like weakening your immune system.

      1. Leave the poor guy alone. When he runs out of masks he will have to leave the couch in his mom’s basement to get more. And he wears two masks. One over his nose and one over his eyes.

    1. Heart disease: 647,457
      Cancer: 599,108
      Accidents (unintentional injuries): 169,936
      Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 160,201
      Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 146,383
      Alzheimer’s disease: 121,404
      Diabetes: 83,564

      Whatever. People die. It’s nature.

      1. None of the conditions you listed are transmissible, so you are not making a valid comparison.

    1. There is a Slow Joe rally soon? They let him out of his bunker to sniff little girls and start his Grope the USA tour??

      1. I think you mean Trump after all he is the one who wants to grab women, including your mother, by her pu ssy. You must have serious mom issues if you think that it appropriate behavior towards your mom.

  2. Going to a religious service is high risk. However causing a riot is not.

  3. So grocery shopping is a “3” but attending a wedding or a funeral is a “7”? That is a joke right? Grocery store you pick up items someone else may have touched but a wedding or a funeral. I swear they make this up and people actually believe it.

    1. You mean like the men who participated in the Boston Tea Party? I always thought they were patriotic.

  4. Coincidentally this chart is the same as being attacked by BLM thugs and there white ANTIFA handlers.

  5. Why no entry for looting and rioting KRDO? Does looting, rioting, and destruction of national monuments imbue some form of immunity to the individuals participating in these peaceful activities? Why did the media including KRDO imply that people protesting the lockdown were endangering the public during a pandemic but not apply that journalistic and scientific rigor to the looting and rioting a month later? Does SARS-CoV-2 get spread differently by patriotic Americans than it does by Anti-American Communist scum?

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