You Don’t Have to Wash Your Groceries

But you still need to wear a mask!

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.