The CDC Says COVID "Not Easily Spread" On Surfaces

May 21, 2020
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It's hard to keep track of what the CDC says about the Coronavirus - mainly because they keep updating their position.

The CDC now says coronavirus, quote, "does not easily spread" from "touching surfaces or objects."  They changed their website on May 12th with that info, but people are just noticing it now. 

This is another situation where the advice we're getting now contradicts advice we got in the past; we all remember back in March when they told us NOT to wear face masks.

And the CDC admits as much.  Quote, "Touching surfaces or objects...is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads, but we are still learning more about the virus."

It's really tough sometimes with advice changing so rapidly, but they aren't wrong - this is a brand new virus and everyone's learning as they go.  And it's always better to be overly cautious than not cautious enough.

Not-So-Fun-Fact: According to StudyFinds, a new study show that when someone with coronavirus sneezes, if there's a slight breeze, it can travel 18 feet in five seconds.

Gross.  I guess this year we won't mind the breeze-less summer in Central Florida!