It is important to read the full article. We have been inundated with articles on too much attention tied to surfaces. Pure tripe… Infection control should be full spectrum. Pathogens move through the air, on surfaces, in water, and on insects. We should always look to the most robust infection control program we can afford.
Additionally, we need to make sure we don’t learn the wrong lessons from this pandemic. Every adult that has kids knows that kids in schools spread disease.
This pandemic is different from others. Most bugs are readily transmitted in schools and by children. This one doesn’t work that way. That being said, all pathogens morph and is only prudent to recognize all public space need a full throated infection control program.