COVID-19 may persist longer in the environment than we realized. If so, the risk of infection is greater than we think
COVID-19, also known as the Wuhan virus or the coronavirus, fills the news of the world today. Universities all across America are canceling in-person instruction and chasing students out of their dorms. Municipalities and other organizations are canceling school trips and limiting large gatherings. The National Basketball Association has halted its season, cruise lines are stopping services, and stock markets are swooning around the world.
The US federal government has stopped travel from China, Japan, the European Union, and other nations. Celebrities and politicians get infected and talk about it. Meanwhile, regular citizens stock up on toilet paper, water, masks, gloves, and whatever else they think that they need to survive the apocalypse.