Hygiene Theater Is Still a Huge Waste of Time

But half a year later, Goldman looks oracular. Since last spring, the CDC has expanded its guidance to clarify that the coronavirus “spreads less commonly through contact with contaminated surfaces.” In the past month, the leading scientific journal Nature published both a long analysis and a sharp editorial reiterating Goldman’s thesis. “A year into the pandemic, the evidence is now clear,” the editorial begins. “Catching the virus from surfaces—although plausible—seems to be rare.” More here.

Very interesting. We are learning all of the time.

2 thoughts on “Hygiene Theater Is Still a Huge Waste of Time

  1. In the midst of not knowing I think it’s okay to be overly cautious within theoretical bounds, but if we know now we can focus on what’s truly risky. We’re still quarantining our mail and wiping down our grocery packages out of habit though.

    1. We still do that and are technically immune for a while

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