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Yes, Cleaning Surfaces Will Still Help You Fight The Coronavirus

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The coronavirus is less stable than other viruses, meaning it can be killed with regular cleaning supplies if it's exposed for long enough.

Social distancing and mask wearing are paramount in stopping the spread of COVID-19, but that doesn't mean you should stop cleaning.

Even if the efficacy of cleaning surfaces is debatable, the coronavirus is much easier to kill than other viruses and, psychologically, it's something you have full control over.

  • Dr. Gene Olinger, the principal science adviser for MRIGlobal
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