How long does coronavirus live on books?
- Sir CausticLv 61 month ago
It depends on what you feed the virus with. I spray all my coronavirus-infected books with a nutritous liquidised gel composed of a variety of starches, sugars and algal boosters which ensure the virus can survive up to two years, given ideal conditions. Viral life matters too, you know. Peace.
- Sal*UKLv 71 month ago
“If you think of a book, it has got two types of surface, it has got the outer glossy surface and then the inner paper,” said Keevil. “The outer glossy [surface], you could consider that to be like a hard surface, so that could be three days.”
In the case of paper, said Keevil, studies into the Sars virus – which the US study suggests has similar survival times to the virus behind Covid-19 – have offered a range of possible survival times ranging from three hours to five days. A similar range was seen from the Hong Kong and Beijing studies for the coronavirus behind Covid-19.