Should I Worry About Coronavirus on My Shoes?

Making sense of a new CDC report about your soles

Recent headlines about a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report about the coronavirus and your shoes may have you using your doormat more vigorously than usual. “CDC Study Shows Coronavirus Can Live on Floors, Shoes,” reads one; “We regret to inform you, your sneakers may have COVID-19,” announces another.

While there’s no question that cleanliness is absolutely crucial these days, the paper and its findings warrant a closer look…

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Yasmin Tayag

Yasmin Tayag

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Editor, Medium Coronavirus Blog. Senior editor at Future Human by OneZero. Previously: science at Inverse, genetics at NYU.