[LINK] Catching COVID from surfaces is very unlikely. So perhaps we can ease up on the disinfecting

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Tue Feb 23 14:05:29 AEDT 2021

On Tue, 2021-02-23 at 13:11 +1100, Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
> Perhaps not covid - but other stuff. I will continue to use my elbow
> to press the beg button at traffic lights.

It's interesting how COVID-19 has heightened our general hygiene
awareness. Not touching things is one habit that will probably take a
while to fade.

I'd have thought that there would be very few things you could get from
a button. I'm not saying the risk is zero - but the risk from such a
button must be absolutely miniscule. And if you did manage to catch
something, pretty much all the things you could conceivably catch from
one are either trivial or treatable. Except COVID-19, which I guess is
why caution makes sense.

Other than that I think it's more a yuk factor than anything else.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)

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