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

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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#12 of 99,166)
  • 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 247 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 40 16%
Student > Bachelor 36 15%
Student > Master 24 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 5%
Other 47 19%
Unknown 69 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 36 15%
Engineering 21 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 16 6%
Environmental Science 11 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 4%
Other 70 28%
Unknown 84 34%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10140. 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 10 May 2024.
All research outputs
#187
of 25,958,626 outputs
Outputs from Nature
#12
of 99,166 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#11
of 539,279 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nature
#1
of 818 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 25,958,626 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 99,166 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 103.1. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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