Pandemic flu and virus outbreaks have plagued earth for centuries. What has happened that is different this time? Tony Elliott in his continued efforts to educate the global public continues.
WITH THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. JUST HOW SAFE IS YOUR MAIL?
In light of the COVID-19 shutdown to curb the spread of the virus, we have to wonder just how safe is getting our mail? You have to realize that mail comes to us from every area of the US as well as from many parts of the world.
Supposedly, the COVID-19 virus can live as long as three to four hours on cardboard, thus it should have the same life span on the paper that is in envelopes as well as the envelopes themselves. This not to mention that most of the envelopes themselves have been sealed the old fashion way of licking the adhesive before sealing it.
Another point is, medical science is simply guessing at how long this virus can live on surfaces, in droplets, and outside the body. The actual time could be much longer as some new evidence suggests.
This, along with the fact that the USPS employs some half a million people in the country who expose themselves to the possibility of contracting COVID-19 by handling mail from literally every person in the US and billions more from around the world.
WHAT ABOUT THE MAIL SERVICE?
The USPS could literally be a massive petri dish for the transfer of this virus. As letters come through the machines to separate them, many hand sorted, with the pickup and delivery to the post office from mail boxes, homes, and businesses, the chances of transferring the virus is astronomical.
So, the mail might be the most dangerous thing we face in this pandemic in spreading the disease. Many postal workers may have contracted the virus and are now spreading it among themselves as well as on the very mail we get. This would also include private carriers such as UPS, Fed-Ex, and all other smaller services.
Written By: Tony Elliott
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