Omicron can survive longer on human skin and plastic

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The Omicron COVID-19 variant can survive longer than earlier strains of the virus on plastic surfaces and human skin, new research by Japanese scientists has found.  The study by a team from the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, which is not yet peer reviewed, found that the variants survived much longer than the original strain following a series of laboratory tests.

Euronews report

Biorxiv preprint: Differences in environmental stability among SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern: Omicron has higher stability




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** This post was originally published on January 25, 2022 **