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Still Disinfecting Surfaces? It Might Not Be Worth It

DINSLAKEN, GERMANY - MARCH 15: An athlete cleans the equipment with disinfectant after a CrossFit class at CrossFit Hiesfeld on March 15, 2020 in Dinslaken, Germany. As the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus infection continues to rise daily across Germany so is the impact of the virus on everyday life. Businesses are increasing home office work, airlines are decreasing their flight capacity, schools with cases of the virus are closing temporarily, some sports events are void of spectators, shops are selling out of disinfectants and large-scale public events are being cancelled. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

It appears all those months of disinfecting surfaces may not have been necessary.

Hospitals tested surfaces near COVID-19 patients in hospitals and found no infectious virus.

They found what they call, the corpse of the virus. It is what is left over after the virus dies

A microbiologist at Rutgers University said they did not find an infectious virus on surfaces because, the virus is very fragile in the environment-it decays very quickly.

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