Hand hygiene, frequent disinfection recommended by study team, while outside experts say more research needed

Date: Mar 16, 2022

Source: CBC News

Author: Lauren Pelley

Excerpt: “Omicron, the highly contagious variant known for slipping around some of our best defences, might be surviving longer on everyday objects than its early predecessor — raising questions about which basic precautions to prevent surface-based transmission might still be warranted. That’s a key finding from a new pre-print paper from researchers at the University of Hong Kong’s school of public health, which is published online but has not yet been peer-reviewed. After conducting lab-based research, the team found Omicron ‘is more stable than the ancestral SARS-CoV-2 on different surfaces.'”

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/covid-19-omicron-surface-transmission-1.6385401