A surprising twist has come regarding the CDC’s position on how the infamous COVID spreads.
While they remain solid on their position regarding social distancing, they have determined surfaces are not a likely route of transmission.
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now says the novel virus “does not spread easily” from “touching surfaces or objects” — but experts warn that doesn’t mean it’s no longer necessary to take “practical and realistic” precautions in stopping the spread of COVID-19.”
There are other ways they still suggest that it is spreading; primarily through “droplets.” These are tiny particles that are expressed when we speak, cough, or sneeze within range of someone’s mucus membranes (mouth, nose, etc.)
Here are the ways they are positive it is spreading:
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet)
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs
- COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms
What do you think – does COVID spread on surfaces?
Matthew – Strictly News