How could copper surfaces help fight COVID? Dr Karl looks at the evidence

October 19th, 2020

ABC Online, Other, 15/10/2020, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki
Copper has been used in medicine for about 5,000 years, but could we harness its powers in the fight against the virus that causes COVID-19? The idea is that frequently touched surfaces, including door handles, taps and handrails, could disinfect themselves of the virus if they were made of copper. […] This week CSIRO published research that found SARS-CoV-2 lives longer on some surfaces than previously thought, although there has been some scientific disagreement about the validity of the findings.

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