OMICRON SURVIVES LONGER ON PLASTIC SURFACES & SKIN !
Experts already know that Omicron Virus is the most transmissible SARS-CoV-2 variant, but a new study has found that it survives longer than any previous variant on plastic surfaces and skin.
Other than that, according to scientists do not know whether this persistence leads to more infections. New study also reports that Omicron Virus lasts on plastic for nearly 200 hours and on skin for about21 hours.
The two (2) most recent major variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus have proven to be more infectious than their predecessors.
Experts increasingly agree that the virus spreads primarily through the air. However, a new study reveals how the evolution of the Omicron Variant SARS-CoV-2 variant may have helped it become dominant.
The Omicron Variant survives longer on plastic surfaces and skin than other variants, increasing the likelihood of it spreading through touch.
" Researchers showed that on plastic and skin surfaces, Alpha, Beta, Delta and Omicron Variants exhibited more than two-fold longer survival times than those of the Wuhan strain and maintained infectivity for more than 16 [hours] on the skin surfaces," as reported.
" The high environmental stability of these VOCs [variants of concern] could increase the risk of contact transmission and contribute to the spread of VOCs."
According to the Researchers, when plastic:
1- The Original Version of SARS-CoV-2 Survives For 56 Hours.
2- The Alpha Variant Survives For 191.3 Hours.
3- The Beta Variant Survives For 156.6 Hours.
4- The Gamma Variant Survives For 59.3 Hours.
5- The Delta Variant Survives For 114 Hours.
6- The Omicron Variant Outlasts The Other Variants, Surviving For 193.5 Hours.
The researchers also found that the different variants of the virus survive on the skin of cadavers for differing durations:
a- The Original Version Of SARS-CoV-2 Survives For 8.6 Hours.
b- The Alpha Variant Survives For 19.6 Hours.
c- The Beta Variant Survives For 19.1 Hours.
d- The Gamma Variant Survives For 11 Hours.
e- The Delta Variant Survives For 16.8 Hours.
f- The Omicron Variant Again Outlasts The Other Variants, Surviving For 21.1 Hours.
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