This scanning electron microscope image shows the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, in yellow and isolated from a U.S. patient, emerging from the surface of cells (blue/pink) cultured in the lab. Credit: NIAID-RML

How Long Coronavirus Survives on Hard and Soft Surfaces

It just sits there for hours, even days, waiting for a new host to pick it up

When a new virus emerges, among the many things scientists do not know is how long it survives outside its targeted hosts. For the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, we humans are the host. And scientists now have an idea for how long this thing…



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