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Covid Indoors: Scrubbing Surfaces Does Little to Mitigate Threat - The New York Times

Covid Indoors: Scrubbing Surfaces Does Little to Mitigate Threat - The New York Times | Pandemic Safe Buildings | Scoop.it
Scientists who initially warned about contaminated surfaces now say that the virus spreads primarily through inhaled droplets, and that there is little to no evidence that deep cleaning mitigates the threat indoors.
Lorien Pratt's insight:

YES.  "Hygiene theatre" interferes with our ability to assess COVID19 risk.  When combined with other disinformation, and the fact that our COVID19 knowledge is constantly changing, it gets in the way of making good decisions.

Bottom line: it's about air movement, not surfaces.  

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