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Still Disinfecting Surfaces? It Might Not Be Worth It

Early in the pandemic, people were advised to disinfect everything they touched. But now that scientists understand more about how COVID-19 spreads, all that scrubbing down may have been overkill.

Patrick O'Neill, 64, is a member of the Kings Bay Plowshares. He reports to prison in January for a 14-month sentence. Emma Peaslee/NPR hide caption

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Longtime Anti-Nuke Activists Face Prison, Again, After Breaking Into Naval Base

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A worker wearing personal protective equipment disinfects the Holy Redeemer Church in Bangkok after a Christmas Eve mass. Thailand is one of many countries now seeing a surge in cases. Romeo Gacad/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Why The World Is Seeing Some Of Its Most Extreme Pandemic Lockdowns

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Still Disinfecting Surfaces? It Might Not Be Worth It

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