Yahoo News is reporting that the CDC is now saying that Coronavirus is not “as easily” transmitted from contaminated surfaces. From day one, it was believed and reported that the Wuhan Coronavirus could easily spread from respiratory droplets left behind on surfaces.
Reports said that if you touched a surface after someone sneezed on it and the surface had not been sanitized that you would become infected with the Virus. It is now being reported the virus is not that strong.
“The virus does not spread easily in other ways.” The CDC adds: “This is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads, but we are still learning more about this virus.” The language is a subtle change from the organization’s warning in early March, when it wrote simply that it “may be possible” to spread the virus through contaminated surfaces.
The World Health Organization says “COVID-19 spreads primarily from person to person,” but adds that, “it can also spread if you touch contaminated objects and surfaces.”
The WHO goes as far to say, “If you touch something contaminated and then touch your face… you might fall ill.”
Commentary: While I still say to wash your hands, sanitizer surfaces, and be safe, it might make more sense for you to just not stand close to people while you are talking. I think it is safe to say that people shouldn’t be hoarding Lysol wipes.