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Omicron found to survive longer on skin and plastic; nose swabs best for detection of virus

January 26, 2022

Japanese researchers have found the Omicron variant of the coronavirus is able to survive longer on human skin and plastic surfaces than all previous variants, likely due to its high “environmental stability” i.e., its ability to remain infectious. Laboratory experiments using skin samples from cadavers showed the average virus survival times were 8.6 hours for […]

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