Should You Worry About Contracting Coronavirus From Surfaces? | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

Should You Worry About Contracting Coronavirus From Surfaces? | The 11th Hour | MSNBC 1


The CDC issues new guidance on COVID-19 and the likelihood that you can catch it from surfaces. We discuss that with virus expert Dr. Michael Olsterholm. Aired on 05/21/2020.
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Should You Worry About Contracting Coronavirus From Surfaces? | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

59 Comments on "Should You Worry About Contracting Coronavirus From Surfaces? | The 11th Hour | MSNBC"

  1. Keep washing your hands, whatever. It cannot hurt and might help.

    • Apply lotion to avoid dry skin on the hands

    • This transdemic or whatever it’s called is scary, thankfully I was a recovering OCD scrubber and knew how to really cleans myself so I gave up my treatment program and dug out my brushes. I might be locked in my bathroom and bleeding from the damndest of areas, but I know that my sacrifice is helping stuff and things that they tell me about, 24 hours a day, every day, god bless America. Please bring me more soap.

  2. But”it is possible” and that means one needs to remain careful. The statement is not assuring at all.

    • Shawna Weesner | May 22, 2020 at 2:19 AM | Reply

      nvamember You’re right. Why do we have to keep washing our hands, so thoroughly, and often, if the Covid19 virus we have on them is not going to sicken us when touching our mouth and eyes with our hands? There are scientific videos on You Tube that show how Covid19 spreads to surfaces when a sick person (or an a symptomatic person) touch these surfaces, and then spreads from these surfaces to a person’s hands that have immediately touched these surfaces, and then spread to the face through touching, before washing the hands.

  3. Gary Preikschas-Flaathen | May 22, 2020 at 12:46 AM | Reply

    Oh No it’s on the toilet seats!! now we have to hover bomb

    • Richard Thomas | May 22, 2020 at 6:03 AM | Reply

      Gary , I guess that you did not watch and listen to the video or if you did you were unable to comprehend what you heard .

  4. Jason Parker | May 22, 2020 at 1:01 AM | Reply

    I’m sure your maid is washing your house down every day Doc.

    • Bbvvv Fhhgv I | May 22, 2020 at 1:05 AM | Reply

      I laughed so hard

    • He’s not a moron. He’s aware that he’s more likely to catch it from a maid who would be in multiple houses so no. He literally said it’s in the air you breathe when close to other people.

  5. Renewed Rebecca | May 22, 2020 at 1:08 AM | Reply

    A virus just needs a droplet. So touch a virus on a surface and touch eye or mouth then there yu go!! , so sick of news

  6. MICHAEL JUNG | May 22, 2020 at 1:19 AM | Reply

    I’m confused.

    Who said NO MASK? CDC.
    Who said WEAR MASK? CDC.
    Who said WASH HANDS? CDC.

    Surface is safe. However, wash hands…

    • Michael Michael's | May 22, 2020 at 1:40 AM | Reply

      CDC is funny its already May lol

    • The original injunction against masks was to save the available masks for health care workers. Now that we can think ahead, we can wear a home made mask, a scarf, a bandanna, or buy one on line to match your bikini or necktie.

    • Ismo Coconut Orchard | May 22, 2020 at 2:17 AM | Reply

      Trump virus took over CDC

    • RustySpoons | May 22, 2020 at 3:07 AM | Reply

      MICHAEL JUNG — next week they’ll be all, _”…an I oop-“_

    • MICHAEL JUNG | May 22, 2020 at 3:10 PM | Reply

      @ruth depew
      That’s stupid, completely. I mean their excuse…

      N-95 masks for the medical staffs, yes.
      BUT, there are many other kinds of masks: paper, plastic, clothe, metal etc.
      Why didn’t they say to wear OTHER TYPES of masks? N-95 mask excuse came out afterwards.

      It is a common sense to have a some kind of barrier between yourself and any kind of unwanted things.

  7. Bloomin Onion | May 22, 2020 at 1:21 AM | Reply

    This is a bit of a dangerous message to put out there. It’s true that you can’t “absorb” the virus through your hands or skin, but people can and WILL touch their faces/nose/eyes after touching something with the virus on it, and BAM–infection. The safest thing to do is to either disinfect something immediately after bringing it home (or if it’s non-perishable, isolate it for a couple days) so that you’re not spreading the virus onto commonly-touched things in the home like your computer mouse, faucet handles, etc. That way even if you do touch your face, your hands will be reasonably free of whatever you’ve brought into your home since there’s no cross-contamination.

  8. The Institute for Universal Truth | May 22, 2020 at 1:26 AM | Reply

    Who is this guy? Remote controls ,cell phones, light switches and door knobs are nasty.

    • McKenzie Wells | May 22, 2020 at 2:03 AM | Reply

      When he talks about handwashing, this is why. One should be cleaning that stuff already.

    • The Institute for Universal Truth | May 22, 2020 at 3:40 AM | Reply

      @McKenzie Wells he said” wiping stuff down was useless” he mentioned door knobs

    • Ugh. Yes. Then he went on to say hand washing is king….seriously. Do all of it, if you can.

  9. “Truth omelet” ? First you crack the truth. Then you scramble the truth. Add a few things to the truth. Cook it real good and now it’s ready to serve it to the public.

  10. A'Lay Solace | May 22, 2020 at 1:27 AM | Reply

    He sounds like a quack! It’s a known fact that viruses and bacteria live on surfaces. Touching them may not be the MAIN source of transmission but it’s still a source

    • Yes. It is commonly known that bacteria and viruses live on surfaces, otherwise why would there be a market for bleach, Lysol, or other disinfectants? The bacteria C. Diff. can live on surfaces for months. And what happened to them saying don’t touch surfaces with your hands then touch your mouth, your nose, or your eyes? That is all surface, not respiratory related.

    • Bruce Hauge | May 22, 2020 at 2:03 AM | Reply

      @Chewbacka Grizelda Different mother.

    • A'Lay Solace | May 22, 2020 at 2:07 AM | Reply

      Nah exactly

    • Jake Wilkinson | May 22, 2020 at 2:46 AM | Reply

      A’Lay Solace nah I mean you called him a quack. I’m really quite curious as to your age. That’s quite the classic terminology your throwing around there

    • Jonah Pentecost | May 22, 2020 at 9:05 PM | Reply

      It’s been proven that the virus dies in higher than 70 something degrees. I can’t remember which degree specifically. I know a biology major that agrees with that.

  11. Ill trust this government again just as soon as they find the WMD’S in Iraq!!

  12. Hand washing is important any way

  13. Elephant In The Room | May 22, 2020 at 1:40 AM | Reply

    They just said trump was muzzling and hiding what the cdc was reporting, I don’t belive the cdc

  14. Chemtrail flu. Served daily.

  15. Better to be safe but amazon and other businesses want their workers back without having to be really clean

  16. I don’t know but I will continue to wipe down my surfaces and handle my packages with care, while wearing a mask. 🤣

  17. Alan Ventura | May 22, 2020 at 7:48 AM | Reply

    I came here to see all these pepole who be like “i kNow yOur gOIng tHrouH a Hard tIme, bUt we oVer coMe tHIs”

  18. Radwulf Eboraci | May 22, 2020 at 8:35 AM | Reply

    Everybody is going back to work & this tells you that employers don’t want to spend $ having to sanitize their workplaces repeatedly, having to provide PPE like gloves to employees, having to provide sanitizer and wipes. Dr.Doom here says ‘but keep washing your hands’ WHY? Touch your face all you want. Trump is going to get you all killed. Un-f**kin’ believable.

  19. Now I’m not in the medical field but I am an analyst who works for one of the top 10 companies in the world. The problem that my analysis Brian has with this is he said it’s about what your breath not about the surfaces. So let’s break down to facts. If you’re not wiping down surfaces then that means someone with a virus can sneeze into their hand touch a surface and then you touch that surface and now the virus is on you. However the claim is that this is not a problem but people can’t seem to keep their hands out of their faces. What do you think happens when you touch hey surface with a virus and then put your hand in your face? Do you not then potentially breathe in the virus which is exactly how this guy says we get it? Notice also he says you should still keep washing your hands. Why do you think you should keep washing your hands what is the purpose of that? Could it be because you might touch surfaces that have the virus and then put your hand in your face and then breathe it in and then get the virus? Why is it that simple concepts like this seems so difficult for Some?

  20. My school once told me that the face masks don’t help, I wore one to school to protect myself from touching my mouth and nose. THAT HELPS. A teacher from my grade told me to take it of and other students. I asked why and she said, “ It doesn’t help you.” I WISH I COULD TALK BACK TO YOU.

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