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Dr John Campbell's youtube videos (see post #2 and post #5 here)
are proving very popular and informative on COVID-19.
He's adding new videos as the info comes in.

You'll find them all here

 
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Coronavirus can persist in air for hours and on surfaces for days: study

(Reuters) - The highly contagious novel coronavirus that has exploded into a global pandemic can remain viable and infectious in droplets in the air for hours and on surfaces up to days, according to a new study that should offer guidance to help people avoid contracting the respiratory illness called COVID-19.

The tests show that when the virus is carried by the droplets released when someone coughs or sneezes, it remains viable, or able to still infect people, in aerosols for at least three hours.

On plastic and stainless steel, viable virus could be detected after three days. On cardboard, the virus was not viable after 24 hours. On copper, it took 4 hours for the virus to become inactivated.


In terms of half-life, the research team found that it takes about 66 minutes for half the virus particles to lose function if they are in an aerosol droplet.

That means that after another hour and six minutes, three quarters of the virus particles will be essentially inactivated but 25% will still be viable.

The amount of viable virus at the end of the third hour will be down to 12.5%, according to the research led by Neeltje van Doremalen of the NIAID’s Montana facility at Rocky Mountain Laboratories.

On stainless steel, it takes 5 hours 38 minutes for half of the virus particles to become inactive. On plastic, the half-life is 6 hours 49 minutes, researchers found.

On cardboard, the half-life was about three and a half hours, but the researchers said there was a lot of variability in those results “so we advise caution” interpreting that number.

The shortest survival time was on copper, where half the virus became inactivated within 46 minutes.


 

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A dog in China has tested weakly positive so watch your dogs when you bring them out. If they are cute and highly sociable like mine they will seek out kind humans to wag their tail at and impress and earn a pat on the snout and a holding of a paw, this is also a potential danger.

Also take off your shoes on entering your home and disinfect them (at least the bottom).
 
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This is potentially a very dangerous development for those living ( or dying more to the point) in the UK.

 
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Boris Johnson brings in new and severe restrictions on movements

 
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