The spread of the covid19 virus is something that has truly shaken
Since we are still using snail mail for receiving bills, postcards and
other various letters. We are physically interacting with potential
germs on the envelopes.
What if the postman has corona? or someone working with physically
handling your letters?
If that’s the case, there is a big chance your post has gotten some
type of germ that could potentially be related to corona.
What do the experts say?
Several studies explain that the virus can stay on various surfaces
for a different amount of time
A study by The Lancet shows that the virus only stays for up to 3 hours
on regular printing paper, 4 days on glass and banknotes, 7 days for
stainless steel and plastic, and up to 2 days on treated wood.
Strikingly, a detectable level of infectious virus could still be present on the outer layer of a surgical mask on day 7
Funny enough, one of the surfaces the coronavirus was tested on
was one of the widely used surgical masks that has taken the market
The virus can live up to 7 days on the mask!
Making it the outside of the mask on of the surfaces where the
coronavirus lives the longest.
The new England journal of medicine has published a research report
that shows that the virus lives up to 24 hours on cardboard, 4 hours on
Does this mean we all need to switch to using cryptocurrency, since
the coronavirus last 4 days on paper money, 4 hours on copper coins
and up to 7 days on plastic credit cards?
Several economists have suggested that we switch to a Bimetallic standard.
Where the currency is based and backed by Gold, Silver and copper.
So far no research has been done on how long the covid-19 lifespan
is on gold and silver.
Although it has caused an increase in the demand for gold.
A myth has arised that packages from china carry the corona
virus with them.
Yes, it is possible that the packages might be infected but due to
the long shipping time. The virus is not able to stick around throughout
the entire ride.
If you are worried about getting the covid-19 virus from packages,
we recommend that you disinfect the packages by applying an alcohol
based solution to, such as spraying the cardboard packages with.
Waiting a couple of days to open the package is also a recommended approach.
The United States environmental protection agency has a list
of recommended disinfectants to use against
the covid-19 virus.
You can find the list here:
However, letters and cardboard packages are likely to spread the
covid-19 virus if they have traveled a shorter distance.