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Virus that causes Covid-19 can survive for 28 days on common surfaces, research says

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LONDON — The virus responsible for Covid-19 can survive for up to 28 days on surfaces such as glass, steel, vinyl, paper and polymer banknotes, Australian researchers said on Monday, reinforcing the importance of effective cleaning and handwashing to curb the spread of the disease.
  • The findings from Australia’s national science agency, the CSIRO, appeared to show that SARS-CoV-2 can survive on surfaces for significantly longer than many had anticipated.
  • The study, which was peer reviewed, also found the virus responsible for the Covid-19 disease was “extremely robust” at lower temperatures, remaining infectious for a longer period when compared to higher temperatures. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/12/vir...ve-for-28-days-on-surfaces-research-says.html
 

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LONDON — The virus responsible for Covid-19 can survive for up to 28 days on surfaces such as glass, steel, vinyl, paper and polymer banknotes, Australian researchers said on Monday, reinforcing the importance of effective cleaning and handwashing to curb the spread of the disease.
  • The findings from Australia’s national science agency, the CSIRO, appeared to show that SARS-CoV-2 can survive on surfaces for significantly longer than many had anticipated.
  • The study, which was peer reviewed, also found the virus responsible for the Covid-19 disease was “extremely robust” at lower temperatures, remaining infectious for a longer period when compared to higher temperatures. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/12/vir...ve-for-28-days-on-surfaces-research-says.html
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The topic is not Trump. Please don't try to derail my thread.
 

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From CNBC:

LONDON — The virus responsible for Covid-19 can survive for up to 28 days on surfaces such as glass, steel, vinyl, paper and polymer banknotes, Australian researchers said on Monday, reinforcing the importance of effective cleaning and handwashing to curb the spread of the disease.
  • The findings from Australia’s national science agency, the CSIRO, appeared to show that SARS-CoV-2 can survive on surfaces for significantly longer than many had anticipated.
  • The study, which was peer reviewed, also found the virus responsible for the Covid-19 disease was “extremely robust” at lower temperatures, remaining infectious for a longer period when compared to higher temperatures. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/12/vir...ve-for-28-days-on-surfaces-research-says.html
Very sensational headline.

But it's probably worthwhile to read the criteria and details of the testing buried in the article. The experiments were all done in the dark, because light tends to kill the virus. Also not clear if the virus is actually infectious during those later days. And "The study does not detail whether it was SARS-CoV-2 RNA, or the live virus, that was identified on the surfaces."

(Which isn't to say that we shouldn't all still be following the protocols. Wash hands often, wear your mask, social distance. We do still have a long way to go with this mess.)
 

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Very sensational headline.

But it's probably worthwhile to read the criteria and details of the testing buried in the article. The experiments were all done in the dark, because light tends to kill the virus. Also not clear if the virus is actually infectious during those later days. And "The study does not detail whether it was SARS-CoV-2 RNA, or the live virus, that was identified on the surfaces."

(Which isn't to say that we shouldn't all still be following the protocols. Wash hands often, wear your mask, social distance. We do still have a long way to go with this mess.)
Which was my entire point in creating this thread, sigh. Winter is approaching, and this pandemic isn't over.

 
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