So when will the scientists test Covid 19 in sea water to see how long it remains a threat?
Should have happen months ago!
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There has evidently been one study done in Germany that indicates that the COVID-19 virus does not remain viable after passing through the human digestive tract. This would suggest that at least seawater contaminated by sewage would not serve as a pathway of contagion. However, this is only one study and it as not undergone peer review.
I doubt it holds up at all in sea water. Soap and water kill it almost immediately. Something about the virus having a very weak outer membrane makes it a fairly easy microbe to kill. Its what it does if it gets inside of you that kills you.