Covid spreads through the air. So does our endless disinfecting, hand sanitising and wiping serve any purpose?
This question is addressed in The Guardian of Monday 12 July. Go to G2 page 4 of the printed version or this weblink. Hygiene theatre: how excessive cleaning gives us a false sense of security | Hygiene | The Guardian
If you want to follow up and check up on scientific evidence, have a look at this article in the journal Nature.COVID-19 rarely spreads through surfaces. So why are we still deep cleaning? (nature.com)
A word of caution: we do not know yet whether the conclusion (that fomite transmission is not significant) applies also to the Delta strain of the virus. If you come across new evidence on the Delta variant please circulate the conclusion on this website.
Bottom line: wearing masks, distancing and ensuring ventilation continue to be very important, especially now that infection rates in Brighton and Hove are going through the roof.