Fortunately heat and humidity seem to help, but here is one one source of that ‘hoax’No,
Covid-19 can live on the soles of your shoes for days.
Covid-19 can live on smooth surfaces for up to three weeks.
SARS-CoV-2 RNA was identified on a variety of surfaces in cabins of both symptomatic and asymptomatic infected passengers up to 17 days after cabins were vacated on the Diamond Princess but before disinfection procedures had been conducted (Takuya Yamagishi, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, personal communication, 2020). Although these data cannot be used to determine whether transmission occurred from contaminated surfaces, further study of fomite transmission of SARS-CoV-2 aboard cruise ships is warranted.
I know, I know. Maybe the RNA material was already deactivated. Still not taking any chances when it comes to my precious bodily fluids.
Covid-19 is going to be floating in the air at the supermarket and lowes for hours.
The other points seem correct. Assuming any of the antibody testing thus far has been accurate, this disease is wildly more contagious than the Flu (that’s the flip side to the good news about presumably lower mortality). Haven’t read any R0 estimates lately, but it has to be really damn high. Ultimately that is still the big danger with this bug. Wave 2 may overrun the medical system even if it only shakes out to have a .1% mortality rate.
Something has to account for this high R0. We know it has a higher binding affinity for ACE II receptors compared to SARS-Classic. My money is on vectors that include relatively high viability as an aerosol and the ability to remain active on surfaces for significantly longer than Flu. (Seems like ALL the early assumptions were based on Flu... when the only thing you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail...)
Imma keep wearing N95’a minimum and kick shoes off before coming in.