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If COVID-19 isn't spread through even food, why is it recommended to disinfect common objects?

Currently, researchers say that there is no evidence of COVID-19 spreading through food: "The risk of getting COVID-19 from food you cook yourself or from handling and consuming food from ...
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What to do after being exposed to someone with the flu/cold

If I spent 45 minutes in a car with closed windows with someone that had a cold/flu, what would I have to do immediately after exiting the vehicle to reduce and if possible eliminate the chance of ...
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How quickly does soap inactivate enveloped viruses, e.g. influenza, compared to antiseptics like alcohol?

To begin with, I'm not talking about merely washing away a virus with soap (and water), but rather that enveloped viruses, like influenza appear to also be directly attacked in their lipid envelope by ...
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How to disinfect ice cream from coronavirus?

It is well known that some ways to remove coronavirus from food are: washing/cleaning it carefully; heating it (e.g. in oven, microwave or a saucepan), at least 70 degrees for at least 5 minutes; ...
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Sous vide as a possible disinfection method for industrial quality N95 masks?

It looks like this community is already aware of the Stanford research on disinfection methods for N95 masks during the Covid-19 pandemic. For community members who have had a few masks stashed away (...
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Studies regarding the spraying disinfectants on the streets being [in]effective against Covid-19 or other viruses?

A quoted by CNN, the WHO recently took the the position that these measures, despite being seen/practiced in some countries, are largely ineffective (and also dangerous if people are directly exposed ...
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Is open air spraying of disinfectant irritating the respiratory system and therefore increasing risk of infection such as COVID-19?

Recent articles and news items showed groups of people (mainly in Asia) spraying whole cities with disinfectant (as shown on a photo below). Apart from questions about the used substances, dose, ...