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Tue May 12, 2020, 01:31 PM

This is what it's like to sanitize areas contaminated with the coronavirus

This is what it's like to sanitize areas contaminated with the coronavirus https://t.co/agQ88t5XOs

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Decontaminating a surface with the coronavirus is a 2-step process. A biohazard cleaner says people are skipping the first step.

Aria Bendix May 2, 2020, 11:53 AM

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"The most important step is the cleaning step," Cory Chalmers, the CEO of the professional cleaning service Steri-Clean, told Business Insider.

His team specializes in biohazard cleaning for sites contaminated with infectious diseases. For the past month, the team has dedicated itself almost exclusively to scrubbing down places contaminated by the new coronavirus. That includes homes, cruise ships, offices, factories, and fast-food restaurants.

"A lot of people spray a surface and then wipe it around right away," Chalmers said. "But you're not letting the disinfectant do its job."

That's because dirty surfaces are coated in clusters of germs called biofilm that resist disinfectants. These germs have to be removed before a chemical can effectively kill off any lingering viruses or bacteria.

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https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-how-to-clean-disinfect-your-home-2020-4

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 02:05 PM

1. A full-body sterilization booth is being trialed at the Hong Kong International Airport.

A full-body sterilization booth is being trialed at the Hong Kong International Airport.

The “CLeanTech” booth is coated in an antimicrobial covering that can kill viruses and bacteria on clothing and human skin, according to @hkairport #Covid19 https://t.co/WA5lVjp8dT


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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 02:38 PM

2. The latest thing I read,

and it was some weeks ago, was that the virus would only survive about three or four days on surfaces. What I don't understand is why the spaces are not just locked down for say five days and returned to service without some massive cleanup?

What am I missing?

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #2)

Tue May 12, 2020, 03:01 PM

3. Primarily because friction is necessary for the removal of the virus biofilm.

It's basically the same reason that just soaping up your hands isn't enough to clean them. Friction, through rubbing and scrubbing, is really the key ingredient in eradication. It destroys the protective coating on the germ, virus or bacteria. Whatever the case may be.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 03:06 PM

4. That looked like there was blood. Covid-19 doesn't make people bleed, does it? eom

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Response to BComplex (Reply #4)

Tue May 12, 2020, 03:20 PM

5. Yes, it does. Your lungs start to bleed and you can drown in those secretions.

Most seriously ill Covid-19 patients require multiple blood transfusions.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #5)

Tue May 12, 2020, 03:27 PM

6. Oh man. This just keeps sounding worse and worse.

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Response to BComplex (Reply #6)

Tue May 12, 2020, 03:40 PM

7. It's terrifying. nt

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