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Disinfecting the White House and the U.S. Naval Observatory

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As Nurses, we know the importance of disinfecting an area. Unfortunately, the White House and the U.S. Naval Observatory is a super spreader area of COVID 19. I question why no infection control specialist has demand that they begin to disinfect before President Biden and Vice President Harris moving into the White House and  U.S. Naval Observatory and  how long will it take to disinfect prior to the inauguration?

 

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I was holding similar concerns. It seems that a peaceful transfer of power will not be taking place. It would seem that any plans to disinfect the White House and the U. S. Naval Observatory will not take place while Trump remains President. I hope that Biden, Harris, and their administrations will refrain from going into the White House until a thorough disinfection takes place. (I mean this quite literally. The figurative "disinfection", of what is left behind by Trump, will take place once Biden and Harris takes office.)

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It seems fomites is not a very efficient transmission of the virus.  So, JB and Kamala will just need to open a few windows for a couple of hours. 

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8 hours ago, Lucylu71 said:

It seems fomites is not a very efficient transmission of the virus.  So, JB and Kamala will just need to open a few windows for a couple of hours. 

Yes, the CDC has clarified this that is spreads easily from person to person, and some people seem to spread it more easily and catch it more easily than others.  

So if Biden, is to remain science minded, going with the every-changing advice of scientists as we learn, a good cleaning perhaps, but a hazmat type disinfection really would be overkill.

(It is interesting what conservatives choose to believe about the virus that's true and what they dismiss that's true.)

https://www.livescience.com/cdc-coronavirus-surfaces-update.html

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4 hours ago, Tweety said:

Yes, the CDC has clarified this that is spreads easily from person to person, and some people seem to spread it more easily and catch it more easily than others.  

So if Biden, is to remain science minded, going with the every-changing advice of scientists as we learn, a good cleaning perhaps, but a hazmat type disinfection really would be overkill.

(It is interesting what conservatives choose to believe about the virus that's true and what they dismiss that's true.)

https://www.livescience.com/cdc-coronavirus-surfaces-update.html

It's not a conservative vs liberal issue, as evidenced by the posts preceding mine.

Or, by the crowds at bars and restaurants and increasing infection and hospitalization rates in my blue state.

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6 hours ago, Lucylu71 said:

It's not a conservative vs liberal issue, as evidenced by the posts preceding mine.

Or, by the crowds at bars and restaurants and increasing infection and hospitalization rates in my blue state.

I agreed with you   

The snide comment was in parathetis and off topic but an observation.

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On 11/10/2020 at 8:40 PM, Lucylu71 said:

It seems fomites is not a very efficient transmission of the virus.  So, JB and Kamala will just need to open a few windows for a couple of hours. 

They need to invest in the Xenex machine.

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4 hours ago, luv2 said:

They need to invest in the Xenex machine.

Why?  We have this at my facility, but don't routinely use it cleaning COVID-19 rooms.

On 11/9/2020 at 8:57 PM, luv2 said:

As Nurses, we know the importance of disinfecting an area. Unfortunately, the White House and the U.S. Naval Observatory is a super spreader area of COVID 19. I question why no infection control specialist has demand that they begin to disinfect before President Biden and Vice President Harris moving into the White House and  U.S. Naval Observatory and  how long will it take to disinfect prior to the inauguration?

What and how exactly do you think the White House and Naval Observatory should be cleaned?

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I think a good, thorough, conventional cleaning will suffice.  I would imagine that would be done regardless of Covid.

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