(AmericanProsperity.com) – For months, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said COVID-19 could be contracted by touching infected surfaces and then touching your nose, mouth, or eyes. However, new data has come to light that has changed its stance.
The CDC now says the coronavirus primarily spreads from person-to-person contact.
⚠️@CDCgov now says #coronavirus mainly spreads via contact with an infected person—NOT by touching contaminated surfaces: “This (surfaces) is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads, but we are still learning more about this virus.”@Pinche_Pihttps://t.co/sZK3k1tol8
— Dr. Dena Grayson (@DrDenaGrayson) May 19, 2020
Previously, the CDC said it “may be possible” to contract COVID-19 through contaminated surfaces. In mid-April, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said there was no need to wipe down food packaging after returning from the store.
Now, the main method of transmission is thought to be through respiratory droplets from people sneezing or coughing in close proximity.
The CDC’s stance change doesn’t mean we should stop practicing good hygiene, though. They still recommend washing your hands frequently and using hand sanitizer when washing isn’t possible. It’s also recommended to avoid touching your face since it’s still a potential pathway for the virus to enter your body.
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