Coronavirus Update: New Study Finds Covid-19 Virus Can Survive for 28 Days on Some Everyday Items

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A recent study by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, finds that the coronavirus can survive on certain surfaces for up to 28 days, longer than the flu virus.

CSIRO researchers found that at a 68-degree temperature, the Covid-19 virus remained infectious for nearly one month on smooth surfaces such as plastic banknotes, like those found in Australia and other countries, the glass found on mobile phone screens and stainless steel surfaces.

The findings underscore the importance of frequent cleaning and handwashing.
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The makers of the antibody cocktail used to treat Trump during his recent coronavirus infection have called the president’s treatment “a case of one,” adding ongoing clinical trials are still needed to show its effectiveness.

“The president’s case is a case of one, and that’s what we call a case report, and it is evidence of what’s happening, but it’s kind of the weakest evidence that you can get,” Regeneron chief executive Leonard Schleifer said in a CBS interview over the weekend.

Trump was treated with the experimental antibody drug and touted it as a “cure.”

Twitter added a warning label to a tweet from Trump that claimed he is immune…



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