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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Apr 6, 2021, 01:01 PM

20. The chances may be far greater than zero

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https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/science-and-research/surface-transmission.html

This line shows that surface spread is real.
Hand hygiene is a barrier to fomite transmission and has been associated with lower risk of infection


This mentions efficiency of surface to hands and then to mouth.
But what about the efficiency of a pacifier or a shared cigarette or silverware.
The efficiency would be much higher, along with the risk of infection.
The efficiency of transference of virus particles from fomite surfaces to hands and from hands to mucous membranes on the face


What if you touch a hundred contaminated surfaces a day. Doors, light switches, microwave door, put some dishes away, handle someone else's phone, faucet handles.
Each contact with a contaminated surface has less than a 1 in 10,000

10,000 divided by 100 = 100.
So, in just 100 days, you are infected. Just over 3 months.


This next line seems to suggest that much of the risk was calculated using outdoor environments, while later, in the same article mention that the surface risks are much less in the outdoor environment.
Some studies estimated exposure risks primarily using outdoor environmental SARS-CoV-2 RNA quantification data.

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