Source: Zero Hedge
Easily Overlooked Issues Regarding COVID-19 Authored by Gail Tverberg via Our Finite World, We read a lot in the news about the new Wuhan coronavirus and the illness it causes (COVID-19), but some important points often get left out.  COVID-19 is incredibly contagious. COVID-19 transmits extremely easily from person to person. Interpersonal contact doesn’t need to be very long; a taxi driver can get the virus from a passenger, for example. The virus may be transmissible even before an infected person develops symptoms. It may also be transmissible for a few days after a person seems to be over the virus; it is possible to get positive virus tests, even after symptoms disappear. Some people may have the disease, but never show symptoms .  The virus likely remains active on inanimate surfaces such as paper, plastic, or metal for many days. There haven’t been tests on the COVID-19 virus per se, but studies on similar viruses suggest that human pathogens may remain infectious for up to eight days.