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To find out, a team of researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the University of California Los Angeles sprayed seven materials commonly found in homes and hospitals with the pathogen in the laboratory. To do this, they used a nebulizer to mimic human sneezing or coughing. Samples were then taken from each of the surfaces at different times to test whether the virus was still infectious. They found that, in line with what happens in the case of SARS and MERS, the new virus maintains its infectiousness for up to 72 hours.

Although the World Health Organization (WHO) does not consider contaminated surfaces to be as important a vector of transmission as person-to-person transmission, they insist that surfaces be well disinfected. In this regard, the team of coronavirus researchers at the Animal Health Research Center IRTA-CReSA indicates that products containing ethanol – a type of alcohol – at a concentration of 62-71% or sodium hypochlorite – bleach – at 0.1% can be used. If household bleach is used, it is sufficient to dilute one part of this product for every 50 parts of water. However, disinfectants are not instantaneous, so it is recommended that they remain in contact with the surface to be disinfected for 5 to 15 minutes and then wipe well with a cloth or, preferably, with kitchen paper, which is then discarded.

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Get yourself an oxygen tank, a thruster and a flashlight, and now you can enjoy more exploration. Don’t skimp on exploring your starting area – all the good stuff is spread out. Pay close attention to the floating containers, sometimes they have items you would have to create or harvest elsewhere.

Keep an eye out for materials to harvest. Plastic and wiring, as expected, protrude from the wrecked hulls (mostly from the walls). Raw materials such as aluminum, alkali or ice can be found in the floating rock mass.

They are stranded deep in space, in a sea of debris and trash. Your next target may be quite far away. Scan your surroundings steadily and plot your course around places with oxygen pockets, or use your own oxygen. Oxygen candles and oxygen stations will help you breathe an extra breath or two on your way ahead….

The distance you can cover with the help of your suit’s engine is limited. They can build their own station and call it home (this is for beginners), and in addition, they can also build vehicles.

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The reservoir is man and dispersal occurs by respiratory droplets rather than through fomites.  Current evidence suggests that the new coronavirus can remain viable for hours or days on surfaces of a variety of materials.

The authors analyzed 22 studies that revealed that the coronavirus can persist on inanimate surfaces such as metal, glass or plastic for between 2 hours and 9 days. High temperatures: 30-40°C reduce the duration of persistence of more highly pathogenic coronaviruses (e.g. MERS CoV) and also the higher the humidity the higher the persistence was (50% higher than 30%).

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The quality of transmission from contaminated surfaces to the hands was not found, but the authors make a similarity with Influenza A, where they did find published data: if we touch a surface for 5 seconds, 31.6% of the viral load can be transferred from the surface to the hands. At least this much or more.

We know that the virus is transmitted from the hands to the mucous membranes, touching the face (eyes, nose, mouth). The authors continued their research and found that, in an observational study of students, they described that students touch their faces with their own hands 23 times per hour, on average (skin 56%, mouth 36%, nose 31%).

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According to researchers at the National Institutes of Health in Princeton and the University of California, Los Angeles, it potentially lasts for several hours, or even days. The researchers exposed various materials to the virus in the lab and found that it remained virulent on surfaces for an extended period – from 24 hours on cardboard to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel. It also remained viable in aerosols, attached to particles that remain airborne in the air, for up to three hours.

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According to Wired, the researchers have cautioned that the work done in the lab may not directly reflect how long the virus can remain on the world’s surfaces, but it serves to understand how the virus behaves and how to prevent the spread of the disease, as transmission dynamics are difficult to study in the midst of a pandemic.

There is also a difference between a finer aerosol, which can hang suspended in the air for a while, and a larger droplet, which is more likely to fall off. When an infected person coughs or sneezes, he or she usually transmits the virus through droplets of liquid. While the results suggest that the virus remains infectious in the air, so far there is little evidence that infected people produce aerosols in significant quantities, rather than droplets.