Australian National Science Agency claims Virus can Survive for Weeks on Banknotes and then Plays Down Panic
Guillaume Lepecq and James Shepherd-Barron
October 14, 2020
Since the beginning of the pandemic, a steady flow of disinformation has distorted the role cash may play in spreading Covid-19. Now, Australia’s national science agency has published a controversial study suggesting that the virus could survive up to 28 days on banknotes in strict laboratory conditions. However, the study’s lead author, confusingly, is minimizing the infection risk presented in his own work.