Surfaces No Longer The Main Concern for Corona Spread

In early April we were all stunned by a New England Journal of Medicine study showcasing how coronavirus lives on plastic and stainless steel surfaces for up to 3 days, cardboard for up to 24 hours, and even a notoriously anti-viral substance, Copper for up to 4 hours.

Accordingly, we all ramped-up our use of disinfectants overnight, which caused nationwide shortages of isopropyl alcohol and general surface cleaners. With no other choice, outside of brewing moonshine, some families adapted to using Hydrogen peroxide, which is an effective, albeit slightly inferior substitute to alcohol based cleaners.

In hindsight, it appears that we all overreacted, given the CDC’s newly revised recommendations about surface transmission of coronavirus. New data support that surface transmission is a lot less likely than ‘person-to-person’ transmission, hence the importance of social distancing and wearing face masks.

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