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COVID-19 rarely spreads through surfaces. So why are we still deep cleaning?

Overview of attention for news story in Nature
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#10 of 83,504)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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Title
COVID-19 rarely spreads through surfaces. So why are we still deep cleaning?
Published by
Nature, January 2021
DOI 10.1038/d41586-021-00251-4
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Authors

Dyani Lewis

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 150 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 30 20%
Student > Bachelor 23 15%
Student > Master 17 11%
Professor 10 7%
Other 9 6%
Other 27 18%
Unknown 34 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 26 17%
Engineering 17 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 7%
Social Sciences 7 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 4%
Other 45 30%
Unknown 39 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9901. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 October 2021.
All research outputs
#136
of 19,215,644 outputs
Outputs from Nature
#10
of 83,504 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#15
of 382,667 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nature
#1
of 786 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 19,215,644 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 83,504 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 93.9. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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