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Thu Apr 21, 2022, 07:38 PM

Wash the Groceries??

Early in the pandemic it was recommended that all items, especially food items, be disinfected upon entry to the house by washing with soap & water or spraying with beach or some-such thing. I have seen little of that advice lately and am wondering if it is still thought that Covid can be transmitted by contact with such possibly contaminated surfaces/objects? Or, is it air transmission & bodily contact only?

Hoping that method of transmission is no longer thought to be significant - one less thing to worry about...

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Response to Disaffected (Original post)

Thu Apr 21, 2022, 07:42 PM

1. By mid-late 2020, there was general agreement that air-borne particles were more of a risk...

...than COVID on surfaces.

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Response to Disaffected (Original post)

Thu Apr 21, 2022, 07:43 PM

2. It was proven pretty early on

that the virus didn't live long on surfaces. It really needs a live host.

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Response to Disaffected (Original post)

Thu Apr 21, 2022, 07:44 PM

3. They say it's not significant but, I continue to wipe down all frozen items because

Covid can live up to 2 years in the freezer.

I always wash all fruit and vegetables.

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Response to Disaffected (Original post)

Thu Apr 21, 2022, 07:48 PM

4. I still use a mask, distancing and sanitize my hands and items I buy anywhere. This has

worked for me since early 2020 and I'm pretty sure something worse is coming. I don't
see any reason to stop it at this time. That's my Freedom. I will never accept that
we're living in 'normal times', no matter what I hear from some people, the WHO or the
CDC.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 21, 2022, 07:53 PM

6. As in a pandemic that has nothing to do with Covid?

I'm pretty sure something worse is coming.

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Response to Disaffected (Original post)

Thu Apr 21, 2022, 07:52 PM

5. No. We did for a very short time in early spring 2020, and soon stopped after we found out we

had already been exposed to origin strain Covid in April 2020 (asymptomatic).

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Response to Disaffected (Original post)

Thu Apr 21, 2022, 08:02 PM

7. Open fruits and veggies that everyone & their sisters & brothers,...


.... & cousins touched at the grocery store display might be best to wash/disinfect just in case an infected person handled just prior to you handling & taking home.

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Response to Disaffected (Original post)

Thu Apr 21, 2022, 08:09 PM

8. My husband washes EVERYTHING THAT COMES INTO OUR HOUSE from the store.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 21, 2022, 08:15 PM

9. We do, too

Everything.

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Response to oregonjen (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 21, 2022, 08:19 PM

10. and so sorry for yelling.........But he's been doing this since I met him, in 1978.

Kinda drives me nuts, but Iím sure itís spared us lotsa germs.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 21, 2022, 08:23 PM

11. Totally understand!

It was a hassle at first, but now we have a system and it works for us. We have no idea who has touched what in the grocery store, so this just eases my anxiety.

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 21, 2022, 09:00 PM

12. That's really important. You never know where someone's fingers have been...

Iím afraid of the folks who have touched their genitals (or tried tanning them) and wiped after going to the bathroom without washing their hands. Disgusting!,

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