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New Study: Coronavirus May Spread via Pillows

It seems obvious to KnightCase that pillows in hotels hold on to germs from previous occupants. So this study is no surprise, please see what they learned and their methods - we certainly appreciate the scientific rigor on this critical subject.

"People infected with the coronavirus who were not yet showing symptoms spread the germ to a range of surfaces in a hotel room, including pillow cases, a sheet, and duvet, a study has revealed.

The virus contaminated surfaces in less than 24 hours, despite the patients being pre-symptomatic, according to a study published in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.

Pre-symptomatic patients "may easily contaminate the environment," the authors wrote."

Here's more from the study:

"Therefore, to test this hypothesis, we examined the presence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in collected environmental surface swab specimens from 2 rooms of a centralized quarantine hotel where 2 presymptomatic patients had stayed."

The study authors concluded:

"Our study demonstrates extensive environmental contamination of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in a relatively short time (<24 hours) in occupied rooms of 2 persons who were presymptomatic. We also detected SARS-CoV-2 RNA in the surface swab samples of the pillow cover, duvet cover, and sheet."