Recently, a new study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that the new coronavirus can be transmitted through the sole of the shoe at a distance of at least 13 feet (about 4 meters), which is twice the 2 meters recommended by previous social isolation guidelines.
According to the New York Post on the 12th, the new study was published in CDC's academic journal "Emerging Infectious Diseases". Researchers tested the air in a hospital in Wuhan, China And samples from the ground found that about half of the medical staff working in the intensive care unit carried the new corona virus on the soles. In addition, studies have shown that samples obtained from the pharmacy floor have a 100% probability of positive detection of new coronavirus. It is worth noting that only medical staff will go to the pharmacy, while infected people will not. "Therefore, the soles of medical staff may play a role in carrying," the CDC researchers wrote. "We strongly recommend that medical staff sterilize the soles after walking out of the ward of patients with new coronary pneumonia." In this regard, the British National Health Service recommends that products containing bleach be used to wash fabrics at high temperatures (60 degrees Celsius) to enhance disinfection.