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Holly Williams <[log in to unmask]>
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Holly Williams <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 5 Feb 2021 16:20:30 -0500
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This article was from December. "...we suggest fomite spread may not  
be a significant means of transmission for severe acute respiratory  
syndrome coronavirus 2 in real-world operational scenarios."

It's ok to be careful. We should be. But it doesn't make sense to keep  
doing things that do not need to be done. Like the excessive cleaning.  
Dr. Howard Jones from Northern Light was part of a webinar yesterday  
and he stated that much of the constant cleaning and deep cleaning of  
places was "only important for public optics." So we make folks feel  
better but it doesn't really do anything.

I understand about making folks feel better, but if we're about  
finding facts and not fake news, then we should walk the walk.

My 2 cents.

Holly Williams
Library Director
Pittsfield Public Library
110 Library St.
Pittsfield ME 04967
(207) 487-5880

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<[log in to unmask]>:

> Thank you, Jennifer Gaenzle for speaking your mind and saying pretty  
> much how I am feeling about this. If we have been so careful for so  
> long why would we stop being careful now when we are beginning to  
> get the population vaccinated? I am still being as careful as  
> possible because COVID-19 has taken a couple of family members and  
> other people that I know. It is real and we need to be vigilant.
> Heidi
> Davis Memorial Library
>> On Feb 4, 2021, at 4:06 PM, Jennifer Gaenzle  
>> <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> This article was published months ago, long before the newest, more  
>> easily transmissible variant appeared.
>> If this were a disease that was sickness and then gone, such as the  
>> flu or cold, without leaving behind proven long term health issues  
>> and such a devastating death toll, it would make me think  
>> differently about handling things. But with such long reaching  
>> implications of the massive amounts of extended health issues that  
>> we are just starting to see and the number of deaths that have  
>> already happened, I'd still rather go with better safe than sorry.
>> Articles like this tend to worry me that people are being  
>> shortsighted about the long term results of trying to get back to  
>> normal faster. I don't think people are thinking about the toll on  
>> the mental health and physical health of all those that are now  
>> going to have live with possibly years of health issues, death of  
>> loved ones, especially those that feel they are responsible for a  
>> death of a loved one because of passing it on, and the stress all  
>> of that is going to continue to put on our health care systems and  
>> insurance for years to come. We have been blessed to lived in a  
>> world of  "I want it now" for so many years, that we find it hard  
>> to have patience.
>> Jenn
>> Jennifer Gaenzle
>> Fort Fairfield Public Library Director
>> 339 Main Street
>> Fort Fairfield, ME 04742
>> 207-472-3880
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Maine Libraries Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> On  
>> Behalf Of David Smith
>> Sent: Thursday, February 4, 2021 3:04 PM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: [MELIBS-L] "Exaggerated risk of transmission of COVID-19  
>> by fomites"
>> Hello,
>> Here’s a potential ray of hope from Lancet Infectious Diseases:
>> Exaggerated risk of transmission of COVID-19 by fomites  
>> But, it is still a bad idea to lick the books. 😊
>> Thanks,
>> [Thomas College]
>> David Smith
>> Associate Director of Library Services
>> 180 W River Rd, Waterville, ME 04901
>> (207) 859-1235
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