March 25: Daily Coronavirus Updates

post by habryka (habryka4), Ben Pace (Benito) · 2020-03-27T04:32:18.530Z · LW · GW · 1 comments


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comment by khafra · 2020-03-27T12:41:01.534Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Disinfection guidelines are 70C for 30 minutes. I've read elsewhere that 27C deactivates the virus, but never seen that claim attached to logs per hour. Has anybody seen quantitative data on covid survival rates in human-survivable temperatures at various humidities?

edit: found some stuff for the last SARS: if you go to 100F / 48C *and* 95+% humidity, you will kill 2 log10 in 24 hours. If you lose humidity *or* temperature, you’re back to the baseline of 1 to 0 logs in 24h.