The global pandemic has fueled illicit online sales of COVID-19 commodities, some of which are dangerous or illegal. Researchers are assessing the size and reach of this underground market.
Aug. 19, 2020 • ~7 min
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Misuse of common cleaning products or hand sanitisers can lead to antimcrobial resistance in bacteria.
April 17, 2020 • ~6 min
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Viruses live on doorknobs and phones and can get you sick – smart cleaning and good habits can help protect you
The coronavirus, like many infectious diseases, can live and spread on inanimate objects in the world around us. An epidemiologist explains how and gives some advice on how to minimize the risk.
March 17, 2020 • ~7 min
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Most commercial hand sanitizers are mainly alcohol, but forget about hitting the liquor store and mixing your own.
March 13, 2020 • ~4 min
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It needs to contain at least 60% alcohol content to be effective.
March 13, 2020 • ~5 min
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