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Are surfaces likely to become more dangerous now that everyone's getting sniffly again?

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@cwebber
Theoretically, yes. But infections by contaminated surfaces just don't seem to be a thing. Unless you rub your eyes on them after someone sneezing their Covid right onto it...

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@cwebber Also it's thought COVID19 is mostly transmitted via droplets and not really by contaminated surfaces.

Also there wasn't much of a flu season in the global south this year because of everyone following the COVID19 precautions.

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@cwebber

It's reasonable to assume so

That's why it's important to frequently clean surfaces and wash hannds

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@cwebber Surfaces are not notably dangerous to begin with. I'd focus on masks and distancing.

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@Ahuka Masks and distancing are definitely more valuable to focus on, though I wasn't trying to pit this as an either/or thing... I'm wondering out loud whether or not the reason that recent research has shown surfaces to not be so dangerous has been that it's been primarily done in northern-hemisphere climates over the course of this summer. Since we know that "viral load" is a big impact, does sneezing and coughing weather increase the risk?

Discussing that doesn't mean no masks :)

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