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Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:46 AM

New coronavirus stable for hours on surfaces according to a study from National Institutes of Health

The virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces

ByNational Institutes for Health -March 18, 2020, 08:07:58 AM

March 18, 2020 – The virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces, according to a new study from National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University scientists in The New England Journal of Medicine. The scientists found that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel. The results provide key information about the stability of SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19 disease, and suggests that people may acquire the virus through the air and after touching contaminated objects. The study information was widely shared during the past two weeks after the researchers placed the contents on a preprint server to quickly share their data with colleagues.

The NIH scientists, from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ Montana facility at Rocky Mountain Laboratories, compared how the environment affects SARS-CoV-2 and SARS-CoV-1, which causes SARS. SARS-CoV-1, like its successor now circulating across the globe, emerged from China and infected more than 8,000 people in 2002 and 2003. SARS-CoV-1 was eradicated by intensive contact tracing and case isolation measures and no cases have been detected since 2004. SARS-CoV-1 is the human coronavirus most closely related to SARS-CoV-2. In the stability study the two viruses behaved similarly, which unfortunately fails to explain why COVID-19 has become a much larger outbreak.

The NIH study attempted to mimic virus being deposited from an infected person onto everyday surfaces in a household or hospital setting, such as through coughing or touching objects. The scientists then investigated how long the virus remained infectious on these surfaces.

https://yubanet.com/scitech/new-coronavirus-stable-for-hours-on-surfaces/

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bronxiteforever Mar 18 OP
dalton99a Mar 18 #1
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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:53 AM

1. Sanitize or wash your hand after touching a door handle, gas pump, faucet, ATM, payment terminal



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Response to dalton99a (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:57 AM

2. +1

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 12:34 PM

3. Thanks for reintroducing the facts.

There's so much repeated misinformation dropping that gets put up here. We've known this from previous studies but people keep putting up internet junk instead of science from reliable sources like National Institutes of Health, UCLA, Princeton University and The New England Journal of Medicine.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 02:31 PM

5. Thanks! Science is all we have. Stay

healthy!

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Response to bronxiteforever (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 01:24 PM

4. Just laid my mail out on a trashbag

And sprayed it with Lysol. Gonna go out and spray the inside of the mailbox. Figure it can’t hurt.

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