SARS-CoV-2 Survivability

Published in the New Journal England of Medicine, this research conducted by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) concluded that the COVID-19 virus could survive in the aerosol form for more than 3 hours (done by jet spraying the virus in a tank and measuring whether the viruses were stil alive later on).

For surfaces, the COVID-19 virus could survive longer on plastic and steel surfaces (up till 3 days), compared with paper and copper (up till 4 to 8 hours.)

Alway wear a mask at all times and maintain social distancing while avoiding crowded areas! COVID-19 infections may not produce symptoms at all, making detection and containing a challenge!

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