For just over a year now, the world has been suffering and learning in tandem, attempting to navigate the coronavirus pandemic in a way that mitigates the risk to both the population and the economy in a fair and just way.
It hasn’t been easy. This is a novel virus, after all, and there is only so much information that we can co-opt from our knowledge of other, previous pandemics.
So, naturally, there were some confusing moments where the official guidance was forced to veer wildly off course, albeit unbeknownst to the world at large.
One such case is in the realm of disinfectants.
If you are still stocking up on disinfectant wipes for your home, you may not need to do so anymore. The CDC has released new guidelines on what’s needed to get rid of coronavirus on surfaces.
Now that more research has been done, the CDC says plain soap and water is enough to clean most household surfaces
In the beginning of the pandemic, people were going so far as wiping down groceries with disinfectant. The wipes became difficult to find and stores limited how many you could buy.
But new guidance based on the latest research shows the risk of being infected by a contaminated surface is low.
This is a far different suggestion than we received at the start of the pandemic, when much of the nation was still wiping down their delivered groceries with Clorox wipes and Lysol.