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Risk of Getting COVID-19 From Contaminated Surface is 1 in 10,000 Says CDC

Studies have shown the risk of contracting COVID-19  from a contaminated surface is “generally less than 1 in 10,000,” and in most cases, household cleaners rather than disinfectants are sufficient to ward off virus levels, the CDC said in updated guidance published April 5. 

The primary mode of infection is through exposure to respiratory droplets, the agency said. 

“Based on available epidemiological data and studies of environmental transmission factors, surface transmission is not the main route by which SARS-CoV-2 spreads, and the risk is considered to be low,” the CDC said. “The principal mode by which people are infected … is through exposure to respiratory droplets carrying infectious virus.” 

In community settings, there is little evidence to support the routine use of disinfectants, the agency said, adding that in most cases, cleaning surfaces with soap or detergent once per day effectively reduces virus levels. If there’s been a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case within the last 24 hours in an indoor setting, disinfection is still recommended. 

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  1. Thank you for the story, this is correct. For the first year of this Chyna cold the CDC told us it was spread droplets and the fecal oral. Three weeks ago they announced it was spread aerosol and not what was previously discussed.

    I’m not sure if they are incompetent or something else

    Obviously face masks do nothing and with aerosol spread it’s worse than doing nothing.

    Wonder when the story will change for the hundredth time.

    Seriously, are they clueless or do they tell us lies and those lies catch up to them and they have to change their story?

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  2. They are lying to us, just as they’ve done all along. Just like Fauci changes his story after he’s caught in a lie, the CDC also switches to another lie once a new study exposes their previous ones. The CDC just sounds more ‘scientific’ with their responses.

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