Published in


How Long Does SARS CoV-2 Survive on Human Skin?

It’s way longer than Influenza A

Photo by Mélissa Jeanty on Unsplash

Frequent hand washing is absolutely essential when it comes to ways that we can reduce the spread of Covid-19. The question is, why is it so important? New research¹ sheds light on the answer to this question.

Researchers evaluated the stability of the SARS CoV-2 virus on human skin and compared it to…




A Medika Life Publication for the Medical Community

Recommended from Medium

Second chemo cycle in a week

Pasteur’s Bio-military Metaphors

How the Coronavirus has impacted me so far

Meet the 5 For The Fight Fellow: Sonam Puri, MD

Things To Look For When Comparing Medigap Plans

A Calorie Restricted Medical Diet to be Filed Next to Selling Ice to Eskimos

Green tea benefits and side effects

The First Signs of Alcoholic Liver Damage Are Not in the Liver

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Dr. Hesham A. Hassaballa

Dr. Hesham A. Hassaballa

NY Times featured Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialist | Physician Leader | Author and Blogger | His latest book is “Code Blue,” a medical thriller.

More from Medium

The Last 2-Door Car Guy: Be the Red Camaro in a Crossover Country

If the Medicine Works Shouldn’t We All Have Access to it?

Diego Rivera’s Vaccine Mural in Detroit in the 1930s

Painting showing a small child receiving an inoculation by a male physician while being held by a female nurse. Three scientists in the background work with scientific equipment. A horse, a cow, and three sheep can be seen in the foreground.

We’re Already In a Zombie Apocalypse, And It’s Making Us Fatter