Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Georgia, Atlanta USA March 6, 2020.
The Centers for Disease Control has finally admitted that the chances of contracting the coronavirus from surfaces is "very low," and that all the deep cleaning of counters, and tables is unnecessary.
In the CDC's newest science brief, the agency reported that all the intense cleaning was mostly not needed.
The new guidance could put an end to the expensive and time-consuming efforts to deep clan public spaces every day — and sometimes every hour.
Per MSN News:
The brief said the risk of catching COVID-19 from surfaces was "generally considered to be very low," as some studies suggested that contact with a contaminated surface had less than a 1-in-10,000 chance of leading to infection.
In most settings, normal cleaning using soap or detergent is enough to reduce risk of transmission, the research brief said.
The CDC did identify one appropriate situation for deep cleaning: an indoor environment where a case of COVID-19 had been confirmed within the past 24 hours.
Unfortunately, if I know how people like to sue everyone, business will continue this "pandemic theater" just to make sure no one sues them.
But, once again, we see that all this panicking over the coronavirus is all an absurd overreaction.