You Don’t Have to Wash Your Groceries
In a new story looking at what scientists have learned about Covid-19 transmission over the last six months, writer Dana Smith details the new thinking around how the virus spreads. For example, we now know that Covid-19 doesn’t spread as well on surfaces as initially thought (you can stop scrubbing your groceries) and close-range droplet spread is a bigger risk (and why masks work so well and outdoors is preferable to indoors). With this knowledge, Smith reports, you can make fall and winter safer.
“Instead of buying another can of Lysol, maybe invest in an air purifier, more comfortable two-ply cloth masks, or even an outdoor fire pit or space heater,” she writes. Read the full story below.