No, your newspaper won’t give you COVID-19


All scientific evidence suggests that porous paper surfaces — including newsprint — are safe from the coronavirus, Earl J. Wilkinson, the CEO and executive director of the International News Media Association, concludes in an article aggregating studies of COVID-19’s transmission on various inanimate surfaces.

“There has never been a documented incident whereby the COVID-19 virus has been transmitted from a print newspaper, print magazine, print letter, or print package, according to the world’s top doctors and scientists,” Wilkinson writes.

The full article, including talking points to reassure worried subscribers, is here.


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