There is really so much misinformation out there on the Coronavirus Pandemic. One seriously important item relates to the direct use of disinfecting sprays! I was shocked to understand the Teachers’ Union in Britain advocating that children be subjected to disinfecting sprays before entering school buildings!
It’s really interesting that the World Health Organization (WHO) seems to have gotten this one right for a change! They do NOT agree on this spraying concept and advise against trying to kill SARS-CoV-2 with disinfecting sprays. This applies to outdoors and across large indoor spaces. They have opined that it can do more harm than good. They strongly advise against spraying disinfectants directly on people!
The WHO advises against trying to kill SARS-CoV-2 with disinfecting sprays
Microbiology professor William Goldman of the University of North Carolina has an interesting observation. His research is particularly to the effect of infections of the respiratory tract. This is the signature of Coronavirus. His declared specialty PNEUMONIC PLAGUE!
- He states early research suggesting SARS-CoV-2 remains viable on surfaces for hours or even days questionable.
- The underlying premise of the massive use of disinfectants is based on an unrealistic potent concentration of the virus in any one place.
- It would be different if an infected person was coughing many many times onto a defined surface.
- Practically speaking, the chances of this random occurrence is just not plausible.
- This is a wakeup call relating to this area.
- I myself am conscious of past paranoia of some with academic knowledge in this field advocating leaving packaging outside for days!
- They were also concerned as to soles of one’s shoes picking up the virus from sidewalks!
The comments by Professor Goldman indicate a measured approach that makes sense. This certainly can save many children from health complications from an entirely different hazard where they would be physically sprayed with disinfectants!
The World Health Organization (WHO) advises against trying to kill SARS-CoV-2 with disinfecting sprays, both outdoors or across large indoor spaces, stating it may do more harm than good. It also strongly advises against spraying disinfectants on people, and particularly I say on children!
According to microbiology professor Goldman, early research suggesting SARS-CoV-2 could remain viable on various surfaces for hours or even days was based on unrealistically potent concentrations of the virus.
By way of example:
To mimic the experimental conditions used, upward of 100 infected people would need to sneeze on the surface in question, which is highly unlikely to happen in the real world.
Professor Goldman reviews this and other discrepancies in a July 3, 2020, article in The Lancet. an esteemed British Medical Publication.
That said, if someone in your household is sick, wiping off commonly used surfaces may certainly be advisable. Dr. Mercola covers this in the article “What Is the Best Disinfectant for Surfaces?”
If the aim is to disinfect and sterilize, clean the surface first. Soap and water is likely the best strategy. The soap will effectively inactivate viruses. Including the Menacing Coronavirus & Surfaces.