How Long Coronavirus Can Be Detected On Plastic, Steel, Cardboard And More

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The coronavirus is impacting all of us, from restaurants closing dining rooms to businesses closing until further notice. As cities and states mandate curfew and potential shelter in place orders, the federal government wants to help people and businesses hardest hit. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin pitching a one trillion dollar economic response, saying in part, “These are payments to small businesses. We have talked about loan guarantees to critical industries such as airlines and hotels and we also talked about a stimulus package to the American worker.”

Some interesting medical news about the coronavirus: a preliminary study from China shows people with blood type A may be more vulnerable to the coronavirus, and those with type O could be more resistant. And, a study in the New England Journal of Medicine says coronavirus can be detected on plastic and steel surfaces for up to three days. It can be detected on copper for up to four hours and on cardboard 24 hours. The coronavirus can linger in the air, suspended in tiny particles, for up to three hours.

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