Some of the key resources we highlighted in our webinar:

 

Some additional points and resources cited in the webinar:

  • New England Journal of Medicine study on COVID-19 on surfaces. This may sound scary, but John Hopkins Hospital experts explained it this way: yes the virus can live for 72 hours on plastic but what’s more important is the amount of virus that remains over time.
  • Experts are now saying that coronavirus may spread from people talking or breathing. This is especially concerning since some small studies have shown that 25% to 50% of people may have no symptoms (including Iceland testing of over 17,900 people who had no symptoms).
  • In light of this and other new studies about the significant number of people who are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms, the CDC on April 3rd started recommending wearing masks especially in areas with significant community-based transmission.
  • In terms of hydrogen peroxide, CDC says it deactivates rhinovirus which is harder to kill than this coronavirus.
  • There have also been successful tests of hydrogen peroxide and alcohol on other human coronaviruses, Not COVID-19 yet, but SARS and MERS and similar viruses, according to recently published paper by Kampf.

 

Please also check out our general coronavirus page with more resources, including mental health and educational resources.