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2020-03-19 3:27:44 AM  
My mom asked me to get an orange for her at the store.  I picked one up and didn't like the feel of it but felt compelled to buy it anyway since I'd already touched it.
 
2020-03-19 6:38:55 AM  
I'm shopping in gloves, and wiping down everything that comes into my house w/ bleachwater.

/I take of a 96 yo woman
 
2020-03-19 6:41:26 AM  
I have my daughter take a bite of everything first. If she doesn't get sick, I finish it off five days later.
 
2020-03-19 6:42:22 AM  
According to my good lady wife, who is already an expert* with this virus, it won't last more than a couple hours on a surface. Feel free to bleach your veges, or just wash them like you already do and wait until dinner.

*Not valid outside of Bob's house
 
2020-03-19 6:45:19 AM  
I'm not neurotic, so...
Can you get COVID-19 off a cereal box?
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2020-03-19 6:46:11 AM  

Bob Down: According to my good lady wife, who is already an expert* with this virus, it won't last more than a couple hours on a surface. Feel free to bleach your veges, or just wash them like you already do and wait until dinner.

*Not valid outside of Bob's house


Yeah, no.
More info about life of Covid19 on surfaces https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/123​7858406343397383.html
 
2020-03-19 6:47:07 AM  

Bob Down: According to my good lady wife, who is already an expert* with this virus, it won't last more than a couple hours on a surface. Feel free to bleach your veges, or just wash them like you already do and wait until dinner.

*Not valid outside of Bob's house


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2020-03-19 6:48:09 AM  
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2020-03-19 6:48:13 AM  
As Mr DNWPG is high risk, we have deliveries on doorstep, open all bags outside and let them air 5-10 mins. While outside, we wipe all containers down with sanitary wipes or a soap solution onto clean paper towels, bring clean stuff inside and rinse after a few mins. We soak all produce in lukewarm soapy water for 10 mins inside and rinse. Back outside we toss the bags into the recycle bin, and wipe all knobs, surfaces, etc retracing our steps. Then wash the heck out of our  hands and arms.  It sounds like a lot of work but it's really not.

If it's a non essential package we let it sit in our "quarantine box"  next to the inside front door for 48 hours.

/biologist
 
2020-03-19 6:50:14 AM  

Bob Down: According to my good lady wife, who is already an expert* with this virus, it won't last more than a couple hours on a surface. Feel free to bleach your veges, or just wash them like you already do and wait until dinner.

*Not valid outside of Bob's house


ask her to read this:


Coronavirus lives for hours in air particles and days on surfaces, new study shows
Researchers found the virus was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper and up to 24 hours on cardboard.

Read in CNBC: https://apple.news/A5pEYuOTNRom​C254Yp2​i1Gw
 
2020-03-19 6:59:44 AM  

lycanth: I'm not neurotic, so...
Can you get COVID-19 off a cereal box?
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24 hours on cardboard. I can think of possible scenarios with a better than small probability in an active virus shedding situation where it can happen.

Would it be common? No. But is there a higher probability than normal that an infected person wipes their nose or forgets to handwash before touching your cereal box, and you also touching the same cardboard within 24 hours?  I'm not taking bets against that.
 
2020-03-19 7:00:53 AM  
I go to the store at noon, 'cause everyone else goes later at non peak hours.
 
2020-03-19 7:03:38 AM  

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Bob Down: According to my good lady wife, who is already an expert* with this virus, it won't last more than a couple hours on a surface. Feel free to bleach your veges, or just wash them like you already do and wait until dinner.

*Not valid outside of Bob's house

ask her to read this:


Coronavirus lives for hours in air particles and days on surfaces, new study shows
Researchers found the virus was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper and up to 24 hours on cardboard.

Read in CNBC: https://apple.news/A5pEYuOTNRomC​254Yp2i1Gw


Oh good a pro, yesterday I heard about the copper and cardboard but I also heard it lives 72 hours on plastic and 48 on steel. Anything that has come into work I have sprayed down and let sit for at least a day if it isn't vital.
 
2020-03-19 7:12:39 AM  

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Bob Down: According to my good lady wife, who is already an expert* with this virus, it won't last more than a couple hours on a surface. Feel free to bleach your veges, or just wash them like you already do and wait until dinner.

*Not valid outside of Bob's house

ask her to read this:


Coronavirus lives for hours in air particles and days on surfaces, new study shows
Researchers found the virus was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper and up to 24 hours on cardboard.

Read in CNBC: https://apple.news/A5pEYuOTNRomC​254Yp2i1Gw


So copper is anti-microbial (or so the copper industry says). Viruses don't count as microbes, is that correct? Or has copper just disappointed us like so many other things lately?
 
2020-03-19 7:13:18 AM  

groppet: DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Bob Down: According to my good lady wife, who is already an expert* with this virus, it won't last more than a couple hours on a surface. Feel free to bleach your veges, or just wash them like you already do and wait until dinner.

*Not valid outside of Bob's house

ask her to read this:


Coronavirus lives for hours in air particles and days on surfaces, new study shows
Researchers found the virus was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper and up to 24 hours on cardboard.

Read in CNBC: https://apple.news/A5pEYuOTNRomC​254Yp2i1Gw

Oh good a pro, yesterday I heard about the copper and cardboard but I also heard it lives 72 hours on plastic and 48 on steel. Anything that has come into work I have sprayed down and let sit for at least a day if it isn't vital.


That study gave the 72 hour number.  They used some Bayesian modeling method in controlled lab conditions. It lives longer than the original SARS. Paper is here:

https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJM​c​2004973
 
2020-03-19 7:16:36 AM  

Lochsteppe: DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Bob Down: According to my good lady wife, who is already an expert* with this virus, it won't last more than a couple hours on a surface. Feel free to bleach your veges, or just wash them like you already do and wait until dinner.

*Not valid outside of Bob's house

ask her to read this:


Coronavirus lives for hours in air particles and days on surfaces, new study shows
Researchers found the virus was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper and up to 24 hours on cardboard.

Read in CNBC: https://apple.news/A5pEYuOTNRomC​254Yp2i1Gw

So copper is anti-microbial (or so the copper industry says). Viruses don't count as microbes, is that correct? Or has copper just disappointed us like so many other things lately?


Copper is anti-viral too, so says biochemists.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science​/​article/pii/S0304389416302382
 
2020-03-19 7:17:16 AM  

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: groppet: DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Bob Down: According to my good lady wife, who is already an expert* with this virus, it won't last more than a couple hours on a surface. Feel free to bleach your veges, or just wash them like you already do and wait until dinner.

*Not valid outside of Bob's house

ask her to read this:


Coronavirus lives for hours in air particles and days on surfaces, new study shows
Researchers found the virus was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper and up to 24 hours on cardboard.

Read in CNBC: https://apple.news/A5pEYuOTNRomC​254Yp2i1Gw

Oh good a pro, yesterday I heard about the copper and cardboard but I also heard it lives 72 hours on plastic and 48 on steel. Anything that has come into work I have sprayed down and let sit for at least a day if it isn't vital.

That study gave the 72 hour number.  They used some Bayesian modeling method in controlled lab conditions. It lives longer than the original SARS on cardboard. Paper is here:

https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMc​2004973


FTFM
 
2020-03-19 7:18:10 AM  
I just walk around the store without any pants.  People stay far, far away, and I can usually leave without paying.
 
2020-03-19 7:20:39 AM  
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2020-03-19 7:23:03 AM  

Lochsteppe: DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Bob Down: According to my good lady wife, who is already an expert* with this virus, it won't last more than a couple hours on a surface. Feel free to bleach your veges, or just wash them like you already do and wait until dinner.

*Not valid outside of Bob's house

ask her to read this:


Coronavirus lives for hours in air particles and days on surfaces, new study shows
Researchers found the virus was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper and up to 24 hours on cardboard.

Read in CNBC: https://apple.news/A5pEYuOTNRomC​254Yp2i1Gw

So copper is anti-microbial (or so the copper industry says). Viruses don't count as microbes, is that correct? Or has copper just disappointed us like so many other


. When you go to the paper linked above you'll find median lifetime in hours. It's a short paper and worth reading.
 
2020-03-19 7:23:25 AM  
Super easy, barely an inconvenience
 
2020-03-19 7:28:27 AM  

Lochsteppe: DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Bob Down: According to my good lady wife, who is already an expert* with this virus, it won't last more than a couple hours on a surface. Feel free to bleach your veges, or just wash them like you already do and wait until dinner.

*Not valid outside of Bob's house

ask her to read this:


Coronavirus lives for hours in air particles and days on surfaces, new study shows
Researchers found the virus was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper and up to 24 hours on cardboard.

Read in CNBC: https://apple.news/A5pEYuOTNRomC​254Yp2i1Gw

So copper is anti-microbial (or so the copper industry says). Viruses don't count as microbes, is that correct? Or has copper just disappointed us like so many other things lately?


Apparently the copper is doing something. The coronas don't last on it as long as other materials.

And no, viruses are not micro organisms (microbes) as they are not considered to be alive. They are just bits of genetic code contained in a protective sheath. They don't consume material for energy or expel waste products. They have no cell structure. They are inert. Prions are also not alive and are scarier than viruses.
 
2020-03-19 7:29:18 AM  

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Lochsteppe: DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Bob Down: According to my good lady wife, who is already an expert* with this virus, it won't last more than a couple hours on a surface. Feel free to bleach your veges, or just wash them like you already do and wait until dinner.

*Not valid outside of Bob's house

ask her to read this:


Coronavirus lives for hours in air particles and days on surfaces, new study shows
Researchers found the virus was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper and up to 24 hours on cardboard.

Read in CNBC: https://apple.news/A5pEYuOTNRomC​254Yp2i1Gw

So copper is anti-microbial (or so the copper industry says). Viruses don't count as microbes, is that correct? Or has copper just disappointed us like so many other

. When you go to the paper linked above you'll find median lifetime in hours. It's a short paper and worth reading.


DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Lochsteppe: DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Bob Down: According to my good lady wife, who is already an expert* with this virus, it won't last more than a couple hours on a surface. Feel free to bleach your veges, or just wash them like you already do and wait until dinner.

*Not valid outside of Bob's house

ask her to read this:


Coronavirus lives for hours in air particles and days on surfaces, new study shows
Researchers found the virus was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper and up to 24 hours on cardboard.

Read in CNBC: https://apple.news/A5pEYuOTNRomC​254Yp2i1Gw

So copper is anti-microbial (or so the copper industry says). Viruses don't count as microbes, is that correct? Or has copper just disappointed us like so many other

. When you go to the paper linked above you'll find median lifetime in hours. It's a short paper and worth reading.


Four hours and eight hours still seems like a long time. I think copper needs to get its shiat together here, is all I'm saying. We're in a crisis. Cardboard could at least put in a little effort too.
 
2020-03-19 7:29:37 AM  

Lochsteppe: DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Bob Down: According to my good lady wife, who is already an expert* with this virus, it won't last more than a couple hours on a surface. Feel free to bleach your veges, or just wash them

Coronavirus lives for hours in air particles and days on surfaces, new study shows
Researchers found the virus was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper and up to 24 hours on cardboard.

Read in CNBC: https://apple.news/A5pEYuOTNRomC​254Yp2i1Gw

So copper is anti-microbial (or so the copper industry says). Viruses don't count as microbes, is that correct? Or has copper just disappointed us like so many other things lately?


I have a deep copper farmer sink in my kitchen for reasons.
 
2020-03-19 7:32:47 AM  
My wife is 9 months pregnant, so I worry about bringing it home to get after shopping.

So I send her out shopping instead.
 
2020-03-19 7:34:44 AM  

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Lochsteppe: DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Bob Down: According to my good lady wife, who is already an expert* with this virus, it won't last more than a couple hours on a surface. Feel free to bleach your veges, or just wash them

Coronavirus lives for hours in air particles and days on surfaces, new study shows
Researchers found the virus was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper and up to 24 hours on cardboard.

Read in CNBC: https://apple.news/A5pEYuOTNRomC​254Yp2i1Gw

So copper is anti-microbial (or so the copper industry says). Viruses don't count as microbes, is that correct? Or has copper just disappointed us like so many other things lately?

I have a deep copper farmer sink in my kitchen for reasons.


Because green is the best color palette?

{Disembodied voice} It is.
 
2020-03-19 7:41:24 AM  

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Bob Down: According to my good lady wife, who is already an expert* with this virus, it won't last more than a couple hours on a surface. Feel free to bleach your veges, or just wash them like you already do and wait until dinner.

*Not valid outside of Bob's house

ask her to read this:


Coronavirus lives for hours in air particles and days on surfaces, new study shows
Researchers found the virus was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper and up to 24 hours on cardboard.

Read in CNBC: https://apple.news/A5pEYuOTNRomC​254Yp2i1Gw


God I'd really pissed off at the boomers.

Also did you see the angel Moroni statue in Salt Lake lost it's Trump during the earth quake.  I am not religious but if I were I would be wondering if that was a sign from God telling the Mormons to drop Trump.
 
2020-03-19 7:47:50 AM  
I never wash fruit I buy, but I wouldn't know if I got sick from it, as at my current age, hangovers last two days and are worse than any disease I've ever had.
 
2020-03-19 8:27:20 AM  

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: As Mr DNWPG is high risk, we have deliveries on doorstep, open all bags outside and let them air 5-10 mins. While outside, we wipe all containers down with sanitary wipes or a soap solution onto clean paper towels, bring clean stuff inside and rinse after a few mins. We soak all produce in lukewarm soapy water for 10 mins inside and rinse. Back outside we toss the bags into the recycle bin, and wipe all knobs, surfaces, etc retracing our steps. Then wash the heck out of our  hands and arms.  It sounds like a lot of work but it's really not.

If it's a non essential package we let it sit in our "quarantine box"  next to the inside front door for 48 hours.

/biologist


With the exception of the delivery, which I can't remotely afford, I do something similar on arriving home.  I cleaned off a 3'x6' surface and use it as my decontamination station.  Wash everything with soapy water in the sink that can be washed without damage, leave what's not going to be consumed immediately on the counter for three days, including the cash and my wallet that I touched, spread out, write down a safe by date on a slip of paper.   Drying towel and outfit worn shopping into the washing machine.  Shower self.

It did take a bit of time, but I should ideally be only doing this only once every three weeks, or a month, as I'm retired and don't need to get into town often.  Although I will be making twice weekly trips to the farm stand, later in the summer.  I don't want to survive coronavirus only to die of junkfood.
 
2020-03-19 8:44:36 AM  

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: groppet: DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Bob Down: According to my good lady wife, who is already an expert* with this virus, it won't last more than a couple hours on a surface. Feel free to bleach your veges, or just wash them like you already do and wait until dinner.

*Not valid outside of Bob's house

ask her to read this:


Coronavirus lives for hours in air particles and days on surfaces, new study shows
Researchers found the virus was detectable in aerosols for up to three hours, up to four hours on copper and up to 24 hours on cardboard.

Read in CNBC: https://apple.news/A5pEYuOTNRomC​254Yp2i1Gw

Oh good a pro, yesterday I heard about the copper and cardboard but I also heard it lives 72 hours on plastic and 48 on steel. Anything that has come into work I have sprayed down and let sit for at least a day if it isn't vital.

That study gave the 72 hour number.  They used some Bayesian modeling method in controlled lab conditions. It lives longer than the original SARS on cardboard. Paper is here:

https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMc​2004973

FTFM


Thank you very much! We talked about it a little at work yesterday and I told them I would double check the numbers, it has actually been a little busy here.
 
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