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What do we know now about Covid-19 and surfaces?   The Healthy You: Health and Fitness Polls

Started 10/20/20 by Showtalk; 1854 views.
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10/21/20

According to the article, we are supposed to be less frantic about surfaces like mail and packages as it’s unlikely if not impossible, to get the virus from a hard surface.

I've heard two different versions, I don't worry, I'm the only one here so while cleaning surfaces is important, it's not something I get carried away.   Mail, I get it a day after it's delivered, it's a two block walk to the mailboxes and he coms kind of late. So by the time I get it, I'm sure it's safe.

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10/21/20

That is a long walk. The article says that even if it lives on surfaces, it’s not in a form that can be transferred to where it can cause an active case of the virus,

It is, with my walker, it's a 15 to 20 round trip walk.   

I don't worry that much about surface, it's the going out and people not wearing masks.  Luckily, most here do.

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10/21/20

We have to wear masks.

We are too,  but there's always a dork that won't.

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10/21/20

I never see one. Even little children have masks.  I saw the cutest little boy in a bright orange Halloween mask.  I can just see the dad telling him, if you behave very well, you can wear your orange mask early.

That's great!    LOL How cool!

Yep ... disinfection theater. Still going on because politicians really don't understand jack about the nature of infection.

... It was also a way to show that they were doing something, Morris adds, even if it didn't do much. In July, The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson coined the term hygiene theater to describe the rash of corporate disinfection. It’s still around. It’s part of the reason why New York City has committed tens of millions of dollars to cleaning each subway car each night, why Airbnb requires “enhanced” cleaning from its landlords, why countless schools, stores, churches, and offices continue to emphasize disinfection. It’s why some libraries are quarantining books this fall for a week or more. It’s also a factor in what we are now less likely to do, a rationale for why many businesses no longer take cash and why playgrounds have often been among the last outdoor venues to reopen. ..

and from The Atlantic article:
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There is a historical echo here. After 9/11, physical security became a national obsession, especially in airports, where the Transportation Security Administration patted down the crotches of innumerable grandmothers for possible explosives. My colleague Jim Fallows repeatedly referred to this wasteful bonanza as “security theater.”

COVID-19 has reawakened America’s spirit of misdirected anxiety, inspiring businesses and families to obsess over risk-reduction rituals that make us feel safer but don’t actually do much to reduce risk—even as more dangerous activities are still allowed. This is hygiene theater. ...

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10/23/20

People in NYC are saying the subways have never been cleaner, which is a good thing. They used to be loaded with mold and people got sick just being underground so much.

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