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How Long Do COVID-19 Pathogens Live on Surfaces?

furniture_polish_shutterstock_1022923816An article published in August 2020 by the Cleveland Clinic discusses how long the coronavirus—the pathogen that causes COVID-19—lives on surfaces. According to the authors, “While COVID-19 is mainly spread by inhaling tiny droplets released when an infected person talks, coughs, or sneezes, large droplets can also land on surfaces.” Further, “A healthy person can then unknowingly touch those surfaces, and the next thing you know—the virus has gotten a free ride to wherever and whatever the person touches.” Read more

 


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